Middle Grades Partnership increases opportunities for academically promising Baltimore City public middle school students through public and private school partnerships.
Since 2005, Middle Grades Partnership has served more than 4,000 Baltimore City middle school students.
In 2018, Middle Grades Partnership provided 150 hours of summer programming for 500 students in nine public/private school partnerships. Of the 500 students, 338 attended the Baltimore City Public School System while 162 attended area private schools.
Of all MGP students, 76% of our students were African American, 40% were male and 87% of the students were eligible for free meals.
Our attendance rate is 90%, meeting the benchmark for excellence in summer programming. Even more compelling? The majority of our students have to get up early enough to catch a public bus to their home school prior to boarding the bus to the private school.
Last year our overall retention rate was 78%.
Last year, 86% of our rising ninth graders were accepted into citywide academic entrance criteria public high schools. Another 5% were accepted into Baltimore School for the Arts, parochial or private schools. The citywide average for student acceptance into the top academic criteria public high schools last year was just under 19%. Our students are four times more likely to be accepted into academically rigorous entrance criteria high schools than their non-Middle Grades Partnership peers.