BALTIMORE— Ten Baltimore City public schools have been recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for the academic performance of their students. The schools are being honored for their performance on the 2011 Maryland School Assessment (MSA) or the High School Assessment (HSA), and for improved performance of special populations of students.
To be eligible for the School Recognition Program, a school must have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2010-11 school year. The Maryland General Assembly established the recognition program in 1996. Today, the program is required under the federal No Child left Behind Act.
The following Baltimore City public schools have been recognized by MSDE:
•Baltimore City College
•Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
•Baltimore School For The Arts
•Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle School
•Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School At Bentalou
•Medfield Heights Elementary School
•Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
•Renaissance Academy High School
•Western High School
For more information on the program and the total list of schools honored, visit the MSDE website at: http://www.msde.state.md.us/SPR_2011.pdf