School Details

Francis M. Wood Alternative High School

1001 West Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 396-6241
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 281 students 19 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

31%
58%
84%
23%
56%
83%
38%
59%
83%

High School Assessments (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Francis M. Wood Alternative High School is a public high school in Baltimore. 281 children attend Francis M. Wood Alternative High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Francis M. Wood Alternative High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 281 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Francis M. Wood Alternative High School is 19:1. Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 86%
White, non-Hispanic 0.7% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has the best APEX Credit Recovery Program ever. I wanna give credits to two wonderful teachers their Ms. Thompson and Mr. Silab. They are very cool and you know they is trying to motivate us earn our credits.They are tough sometimes but I liked it so I can reach my goals.My teachers from the Philippines are positive motivators from me to be succesfull.I will be a senior next year!

  • (4 years ago)

    The students work best with small classes so there can be as much individual attention and instruction as possible.Everyone must develop a relationship with each student.We need time to educate.re-train change bad habits and attitudes from the K-8 experiences.Pysch and social as well as Support Services are available.Biggest problem is attendance-which we cannot control.There are wonderful teachers there! Students are Succesful!

  • (4 years ago)

    Seems that many of the other schools and Central Office tend to send their students that are not performing well or that are interferring with their status data and meeting AYP or most disruptive to this school.We are continuously getting new students all during the year which causes some adjustment problems for some students.Students come from all over the city which causes some problems for some also.Many if the students are successful and graduate despite any of these problems .

  • (5 years ago)

    This school helps me to explore my options in the real world and help me improve my grades and social skills.

  • (7 years ago)

    This School has an excellent track record for teaching and nuturing it's student. Congratualtions!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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