4 in 10 Baltimore High School Students Earned Below a 1.0 GPA

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The Covid-19 pandmeic and state imposed lockdown deeply affected America’s youth, suicides are up in among these demographics and new data coming out of Maryland shows the quality of education students received. It is being reported that 4-10 public High School students in Baltimore, Maryland received below a 1.0 GPA.

From the Fox Baltimore: 

“They take. They take. They take. Yet, despite the amount of money they get. We don’t see much change. Our schools outspend 97% of other major school districts,” Patterson said during a 2020 campaign ad.

When Project Baltimore showed Patterson how Baltimore City students have been doing this year, here is how he reacted.

“This is terrible,” Patterson told Project Baltimore. “This is just further perpetuating a cycle of poverty, of despair.”

Project Baltimore obtained a chart assembled by Baltimore City Schools. The chart shows the average GPA for every high school grade in the city – freshman through senior. In the first three quarters of this past school year, according to the chart, 41% of all Baltimore City high school students, earned below a 1.0 grade point average. In other words, nearly half of the 20,500 public high school students in Baltimore earned less than a D average.


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