School Details

Reginald F. Lewis High School

6401 Pioneer Dr, Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 545-1783

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 420 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

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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.
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About this school

Reginald F. Lewis High School is a public high school in Baltimore. 420 students go to Reginald F. Lewis High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Reginald F. Lewis High School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 420 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Reginald F. Lewis High School is 14:1. W.E.B. Dubois High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Hispanic 0.7% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Due to some unforeseen incidents that mentally and physcally divastated our child at his zoned school I needed safety for my child. I began the transfer process which led to researching and visited several schools outside his zone. Once our son entered Reginald F. Lewis and met the staff that was so pleasant he wanted to remain. Even though its been a short arrival to this school I'm very pleased with the outcome. My child feels safe and has increased his grade. He's actually at the state of mind that I'm blessed to see again. This school the teachers and staff has been very challenging and uplifting to my family in seeing that my child is getting the education and attention that he needs. Thank you so much

  • (1 year ago)

    The school has offered my daughter many opportunities. At first I had heard lots of bad things about the school and had even had an incident which I felt the administration handled poorly. Now I am most impressed with the many things my daughter is involved in. She is graduating this year and heading off to college.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am someone who has been asked by the school to help them to improve their facilities. In particular the Principal Dr. Wilson and the AD Ms Ansell care deeply about the need for improvement. As the parent who commented on 1/18 it's very basic if the parent doesn't care then the teachers are asked to make miracles happen. For the sake of the kids and the teachers I hope the parents wake up and take notice.

  • (3 years ago)

    Kids are acting like school is a play ground. Visit the school where is your child hanging out what are they doing. Teachers are not babysitters. Is this appropriate behavior please don't tell me this is what it is like at home. Let them run wild and we expect them to do better cause they get to go to school. I've witnessed the drama lack of respect... The classroom were COLD I literally froze latches broken on windows. I wanted to just get out and this is why they wear jackets or coats. The standards have changed it starts at home and then goes to school. If we as partents don't care but expect others to do their job. Just visit the school its not the teachers its the lack of interest in the kids getting an education they don't care.

  • (5 years ago)

    The parent's must be more involved and personnal from outside agencies must do their jobs. The staff and administration works very hard everyday. Student acheivement is happening.

  • (5 years ago)

    Alwful. Just alwful. My child was taking out as soon as I saw how some of the staff was treating some of the students who had a little common sence and the promises they give to the seniors always end up as a lie. It is not recondmended from a parent to a parent to send your child. My child dose most devine now that he is at city. Most devine.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent and when I realized my daughter had become content with attending this school I was dissappointed. Time went by and the Reginald F. Lewis High School has earned my respect. The school has had some problems but it's the teachers administrators and the parents that have to encourage the students to change the reputation of this school. Compared to where the school originated from I love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Although you change the name of a school it's only as successfull as the parent teacher and student relationships. They go together and it's not happened in this school. Maybe someday

  • (6 years ago)

    iam a student at reginald f. lewis i dont see how you think its a bad school its really not when you is getting a higher learning in school just like everybody else so i happy i am a junior cause if it wasnt for the teachers prinpical and students for making me what iam today educated

  • (6 years ago)

    As a student of reginald f. Lewis i feel you have to actually be a student to understand this school is not a bad school. Its just that you got all these parents who dont care about what there children do. They send them here thinking its time ot babysit or its a playground. Ragin cared much about her student. The teachers arent as good but we sure had a good principal who worked hard with those who wanted help

  • (6 years ago)

    This school needs to be shut down. The violence and negligence makes it a breeding ground for tyrants. Education is an an elective the the schools curriculum of rebellion and block-headed mutiny.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter feels that the school violence is unbelievable. Not impressed...

  • (6 years ago)

    As a fomer Alummni of this school I would not recommend this school for any student. Im a former 2 Year SGA veteran of this school and I could not get any support or help from admin.

  • (7 years ago)

    no stars administration has a long way to go. Law programs is very under developed. Is not a safe school. signed New parent of a 9th grader

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