Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School

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Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School
Address
5001 Sinclair Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
Coordinates 39°19′10.3″N 76°32′43.7″W / 39.319528°N 76.545472°W / 39.319528; -76.545472Coordinates: 39°19′10.3″N 76°32′43.7″W / 39.319528°N 76.545472°W / 39.319528; -76.545472
Information
School type Defunct, Public, Comprehensive
Motto "A College Preparatory Learning Community Focused on Research & Technology"
Founded 2003
Closed 2009
School district Baltimore City Public Schools
School number 420
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 561 (2008)
Area Urban
Color(s) Black and Gold
Mascot Lion

Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School is a public secondary school in Baltimore, Maryland. It is part of the small schools initiative in order to consolidate larger schools into smaller learning environments.

Recent Move[edit]

This is the building that housed Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School from 2003-2006

In the 2006-2007 school year a number of BCPSS schools were shut down and forcibly relocated into different buildings or to close down completely due to the condition of some buildings. Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School was one of them. The school moved to 5001 Sinclair Lane from 2500 E. Northern Parkway. They moved into the building that was once occupied by Thurgood Marshall Middle School, while that school moved into portable buildings and phased out. Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School shares a campus with another high school, Thurgood Marshall High School. In its first year at the new location, the school's enrollment was 735; this decreased significantly to 561 during the next school year.

Banks is being shut down at the end of the 2008-09 school year. The school was targeted for closing due to its new media center and science labs, which have been earmarked for the incoming students of Maritime Academy.

Demographics & Enrollment[edit]

Year Enrollment  % African- American  % White  % Hispanic  % Asian/Pacific Islander  % American Indian/Native Alaskan
2007–2008 561 518 5 4 1 1
2006–2007 735 650 10 5 4 2
2005–2006 658 553 20 6 5 0
2004–2005 433 385 20 2 1 0
2003–2004 256 222 29 2 1 2

ATTENDANCE RATE

2007 83.5%

2006 85.5%

2005 73.1%

2004 85.7%

2003 83.3%

GRADUATION RATE

2008 94.4%

2007 60.98%

2006 77.36%

2005 72.41%

School Poem[edit]

We give thanks, Dr. Samuel L. Banks

Proudly his name behold

We honor him with spirit and pride

Embracing the black and gold

We give thanks, Dr. Samuel L. Banks

Our future have just begun

A solid foundation towards higher education

Our high school is second to none

We give thanks, Dr. Samuel L. Banks

We're Lions hear us roar

We give thanks, Dr. Samuel L. Banks

Excellence forever more.

Alma mater[edit]

Dear Samuel Banks

We pledge to thee

Our hearts forever more.

We sing thy praise

We pledge our faith

To home that we adore.

With fidelity and honesty

We hold you in our hearts.

To Samuel Banks

Our home we raise

In homage and in praise.

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