The city of Baltimore is in panic after learning the new low standard their educational system has set with the performance of their students. According to stats obtained by Project Baltimore, most high school students in Baltimore are failing with below 1.0 GPA. That means a grade lower than a D, as in a D- or F.
According to the new details 41% of Baltimore High School students have below a 1.0 GPA. 21% have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, which is a B average. 38% have a between a 1.0 – 2.9 GPA, which ranges from a D to a C grade.
The COVID-19 Effect on Baltimore Student GPA
Prior to the COVID pandemic only 21% high school students in Baltimore had below a 1.0 GPA, according to Project Baltimore. That means the number almost doubled, which could be attributed to students having to learn through virtual classrooms. However, other cities didn’t see this same stark increase in student’s failing.
What makes this situation controversial is that the city of Baltimore has a very expensive budget when it comes to educational expenses. On average they have allegedly spent more on education than 97% of other major school districts.
High School is one of the most important foundations for future success, so hopefully they can rectify this situation quickly.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff