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    Best public high schools in Baltimore, MD

    Amongst the biggest crossroads parents will ever encounter is where to send their kids to receive an education—whether that be kindergarten, elementary school, or even as far in their development as college. There are tons of different factors to consider when picking a high school, and they all vary between schools. Not to mention, one’s adolescence is a period in their life responsible for some of the most significant physical, cognitive, and social changes they’ll ever experience.

    As such, it is important to consider not only the quality of education a child might receive at each respective school, but also the quality of the people and experiences at their disposal. While many parents consider investing in private school for their children in the hopes that their financial contribution to their child’s education will offer them a leg up on the competition, studies show that public schools may attract better teachers, offer more commitment to students, and ultimately expose children to more diverse people and experiences.

    In an attempt to make this stressful decision a little easier on parents, Stacker data from Niche in order to compile a ranking of the 20 best public schools in Baltimore, MD. The schools are ranked according to a collection of key factors such as student-to-teacher ratio, quality of students, quality of teachers, and degree of diversity. Read on to learn which school may be the best place to send your future superstar.

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    #20. Hammond High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,261; Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
    Reading proficiency: 84%; Math proficiency: 92%

    Average graduation rate: 93%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: B+
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #19. Catonsville High School

    Location: Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,737; Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
    Reading proficiency: 91%; Math proficiency: 90%

    Average graduation rate: 91%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A-
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #18. South River High School

    Location: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 2,192; Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
    Reading proficiency: 95%; Math proficiency: 96%

    Average graduation rate: 95%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A-

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    #17. Severna Park High School

    Location: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,799; Student-teacher ratio: 18:1
    Reading proficiency: 96%; Math proficiency: 98%

    Average graduation rate: 94%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: B+

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    #16. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

    Location: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,522; Student-teacher ratio: 20:1
    Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 99%

    Average graduation rate: 94%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A-
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #15. Western School of Technology & Environmental Science

    Location: Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 923; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 99%

    Average graduation rate: 99%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A-
    Clubs & activities grade: B+

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    #14. Century High School

    Location: Carroll County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,094; Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
    Reading proficiency: 97%; Math proficiency: 98%

    Average graduation rate: 99%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #13. Towson High School

    Location: Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,482; Student-teacher ratio: 18:1
    Reading proficiency: 96%; Math proficiency: 96%

    Average graduation rate: 95%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: B+

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    #12. George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology

    Location: Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 875; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 95%; Math proficiency: 95%

    Average graduation rate: 95%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A-

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    #11. Hereford High School

    Location: Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,182; Student-teacher ratio: 18:1
    Reading proficiency: 96%; Math proficiency: 96%

    Average graduation rate: 97%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #10. Reservoir High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,508; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 91%; Math proficiency: 95%

    Average graduation rate: 94%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #9. Glenelg High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,248; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 98%

    Average graduation rate: 97%
    Overall Niche grade: A
    Academics grade: A+
    Clubs & activities grade: A-

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    #8. Howard High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,772; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 97%; Math proficiency: 98%

    Average graduation rate: 96%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #7. Dulaney High School

    Location: Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,851; Student-teacher ratio: 18:1
    Reading proficiency: 94%; Math proficiency: 94%

    Average graduation rate: 94%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: B+

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    #6. Eastern Technical High School

    Location: Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,175; Student-teacher ratio: 18:1
    Reading proficiency: 99%; Math proficiency: 99%

    Average graduation rate: 99%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #5. Atholton High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,437; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 96%; Math proficiency: 98%

    Average graduation rate: 96%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A+
    Clubs & activities grade: A-

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    #4. Centennial High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,465; Student-teacher ratio: 16:1
    Reading proficiency: 97%; Math proficiency: 98%

    Average graduation rate: 98%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A+
    Clubs & activities grade: A-

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    #3. Mount Hebron High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,517; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 94%; Math proficiency: 98%

    Average graduation rate: 95%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #2. Marriotts Ridge High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,198; Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
    Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 99%

    Average graduation rate: 98%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A+
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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    #1. River Hill High School

    Location: Howard County Public Schools, MD
    Student population: 1,207; Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
    Reading proficiency: 98%; Math proficiency: 99%

    Average graduation rate: 97%
    Overall Niche grade: A+
    Academics grade: A+
    Clubs & activities grade: A

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