Towson High Law & Public Policy School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
69 Cedar Ave
Towson, MD 21286
Phone
(443) 809-3608
District
BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
County
BALTIMORE COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1619
Classroom Teachers
97

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Maryland

9

(10 is best)

Better than 83.0% of MD schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

Towson High Law & Public Policy School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

80 60 40 20 0
73%
51%
77%
58%
69%
44%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
17
15
15
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 414 25.6%
Grade 10 410 25.3%
Grade 11 433 26.7%
Grade 12 362 22.4%
Total 1619 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 65.6% 37.8% 37.8%
Black 19.1% 41.5% 34.5%
Hispanic 5.8% 12.6% 20.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 9.4% 7.5% 7.0%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 16.4% 48.8% 42.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.4% 40.9% 35.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.0% 7.8% 6.2%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 828,018 6,045,680
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,363.9 616
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.9% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.4% 18.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 32.2% 32.9%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.7% 27.2%
65 OR OLDER 16.8% 15.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 313,519 2,205,204
Single Parent Households With Children 10.8% 10.8%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.5% 90.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 39.4% 40.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 18.4% 23.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 18.8% 19.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.0% 13.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.6% 15.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.4% 12.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 9.9% 8.9%
$15,000 or less 7.0% 7.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,730 $988,934,000 51.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $751 $85,035,000 4.5%
Staff $639 $72,361,000 3.8%
General Administration $90 $10,155,000 0.5%
School Administration $1,022 $115,806,000 6.1%
Operation $1,311 $148,559,000 7.8%
Transportation $656 $74,286,000 3.9%
Other $503 $56,959,000 3.0%
Total Support $4,971 $563,161,000 29.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,163 $358,313,000 18.8%
Total Expenditures $16,864 $1,910,408,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,114 $8,288,403,000 54.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $680 $618,212,000 4.1%
Staff $734 $667,118,000 4.4%
General Administration $105 $95,310,000 0.6%
School Administration $970 $882,461,000 5.8%
Operation $1,309 $1,190,834,000 7.8%
Transportation $774 $704,008,000 4.6%
Other $393 $356,966,000 2.3%
Total Support $4,964 $4,514,909,000 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,635 $2,396,338,000 15.8%
Total Expenditures $16,713 $15,199,650,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%