Renaissance Academy in the Baltimore City Public School System reported a dropout rate of 17.56 percent during the 2016-2017 school year, according to a Maryland State Wire analysis of the latest Maryland schools report card.
That 17.56 percent is equivalent to 69 students, out of an enrollment of 393 at Renaissance Academy.
The annual dropout rate as defined by the Maryland State Department of Education is the percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who leave school before graduation or completion of a state-approved education program for any reason except death. It only includes students who do not enroll in another school or education program during the current year, which runs from July through June.
The Maryland Department of Education calculates the dropout rate by dividing the number of dropouts by the total number of students enrolled.
Overall, 275,384 students were enrolled in Maryland public schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Of those, 2.75 percent (or 7,583 students) dropped out, which is a slight increase from the 2.57 percent of the previous school year.
Schools with highest dropout rates in Baltimore City Public School System during 2016-2017
% of students who dropped out
Achievement Academy @ Harbor City High
Excel Academy @ Francis M. Wood High
Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove
The Reach! Partnership School
Digital Harbor High School
K.A.S.A. (Knowledge And Success Academy)
Reginald F. Lewis High School
Independence School Local I
Academy for College and Career Exploration
Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology
National Academy Foundation
Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore School for the Arts
Bard High School Early College
Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West
Carver Vocational-Technical High
City Neighbors High School
ConneXions: A Community Based Arts School
Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High
N.A.C.A. Freedom and Democracy Academy II
Paul Laurence Dunbar High