Henderson-Hopkins named one of Baltimore's top schools by 'U.S. News'

Operated by Johns Hopkins in Eager Park, Henderson-Hopkins ranks No. 7 and No. 14 on the elementary and middle school lists, respectively

Grand opening of the track at Henderson-Hopkins

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Henderson-Hopkins, a contract school of Baltimore City Public Schools operated by Johns Hopkins and Morgan State universities, has been recognized as one of the top K-8 schools in Baltimore City, according to U.S. News and World Report's first ranking of more than 80,000 public elementary and middle schools.

Henderson-Hopkins is No. 7 among Baltimore's elementary schools and No. 14 among the city's middle schools, according to the rankings released Oct. 12 by U.S. News, well known for its popular and influential college and university rankings lists.

"We are proud of the progress we've made at Henderson-Hopkins," said Peter Kannam, principal at Henderson-Hopkins. "It is a testament to the hard work of our students, families, and staff. But we know there is so much more work for us to do. We will continue to be an anchor for our community here in East Baltimore while we work to deliver on the promise of an excellent education for all of our students."

The methodology for the inaugural rankings focuses on two areas: math and reading proficiency, or how well students perform on state assessments, and math and reading performance, or how well they perform compared to expectations. The rankings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and only include public schools. The state assessment data used in the rankings is from the 2018-2019 school year and therefore pre-dates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on test-taking. Schools are ranked at the state and district level, with charter and magnet schools ranked as stand-alone categories.