|Baltimore Polytechnic Institute|
|1400 W Cold Spring Lane|
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
|School district||Baltimore City Public School System|
|Superintendent||Dr. Andrès Alonso, CEO|
|Principal||Dr. The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS The Baltimore City Public School System ( BCPSS) is one of the most historic public School districts in the United States. Andres Alonso is the chief executive officer ( CEO) of the Baltimore City Public School System in Baltimore Maryland, USA. Barney J. Wilson|
|School type||Public, Secondary, Magnet|
|Color(s)||Orange █ and|
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (BPI), but known most commonly as Poly, is a magnet high school in Baltimore, Maryland. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution A magnet school is a School which offers specialized courses or curricula. Phonology North American English regional phonology In many ways compared to English English, North American English is conservative in its Phonology. An engineer is a person professionally engaged in a field of Engineering. A magnet school is a School which offers specialized courses or curricula. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Though established as an all male trade school Poly now serves as a coeducational college preparatory institution that emphasizes mathematics, the sciences, and engineering. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Poly is located on a 53 acre tract of land in North Baltimore at Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane, bordering Roland Park to the east and I-83 to the west. Maryland Route 25, better known for nearly its entire length as Falls Road, is a State highway in the U Coldspring Lane is a road that parallels with Northern Parkway and runs across the city of Baltimore Maryland. Roland Park is the first planned " Suburban " community in North America Interstate 83 (abbreviated I-83) is an Interstate highway in the eastern United States. Poly and Western High School, originally Poly's sister school, are located on the same campus and share several amenities including a cafeteria, auditorium, and athletic fields. Western Senior High School is the oldest (out of two public all-girl High school in the United States. Baltimore City College and Poly share a long standing rivalry centered around the annual City–Poly football game. The Baltimore City College ( BCC) also referred to as The Castle on the Hill, historically The College, and most commonly City, is a public The City–Poly football rivalry is the oldest American football rivalry in Maryland, U Poly is a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
BPI was founded in 1883 when Joshua Plaskitt petitioned the Baltimore City authorities to establish a school for instruction in engineering. The original school was named the Baltimore Manual Training School, and its first class was made up of about sixty students, all of whom were male. The official name of the school was changed in the 1890s to the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. The first principal, Dr. Richard Grady, along with his successor, Lt. John D. Ford, helped to strengthen and develop the curriculum of the school, which gained even further acclaim during the tenure of Lieutenant William King, the third director of the school, after which King Memorial Hall is named. Rear Admiral John Donaldson Ford ( 19 May 1840 &ndash 17 April 1918) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American
Due to continued growth of the student population at Poly, the school relocated in 1913 to Calvert Street and North Avenue. St Paul Street and Calvert Street are a One-way pair of streets in Downtown Baltimore and areas north North Avenue is a major street that runs west-east across the city of Baltimore Maryland, is considered by many to be the northern boundary of downtown Baltimore and at one While at this location, the school expanded both its academic and athletic programs under the supervision of Dr. Wilmer Dehuff, arguably the most famous principal of the Institute. Dehuff later served as the president and Dean of Faculty at the University of Baltimore. The University of Baltimore (UB located in downtown Baltimore Maryland in the Mt Dehuff, who was principal from 1921 to 1958 also reluctantly oversaw the racial integration of the school in 1952, the first instance in City of Baltimore public schools. Racial integration, or simply integration includes Desegregation (the process of ending systematic Racial segregation)
Most Baltimore City public schools were not integrated until after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, 347 US 483 (1954 was a Landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, which overturned earlier In the early 1950s, Poly was unusual among public high schools across the country for two reasons: its advanced college preparatory curriculum, and the fact that it would be forced to offer it to black students in 1952. The school's tough "A" course included calculus, analytical chemistry, electricity, mechanics and surveying; subjects not offered at the black schools in the City at that time.  Poly was a whites-only school but supported by both white and black tax dollars. The history of education in the United States, often called foundations of education is the study of educational policy formal institutions and informal learning from the 17th No black schools in the City offered such courses nor did they have the class rooms, labs, libraries or teachers comparable to those at Poly. Due to these conditions, a group of 16 African American students, along with help and support from their parents, the Baltimore Urban League and the NAACP, applied for the engineering "A" course at the Poly. The National Urban League ( NUL) formerly known as the National League of black men and women, is a Civil rights organization based in New York City The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, usually abbreviated as NAACP, is one of the oldest and most influential Civil rights organizations  The applications were denied and the students sued.
The subsequent trial on the suit began on June 16, 1952. The NAACP’s intentions were to end segregation at the 50-year-old prestigious public high school. In the Poly case, they argued that Poly’s offerings of specialized engineering courses violated the "separate but equal" clause because these courses was not offered in high schools for black students. Separate But Equal is a 1991 American Television movie depicting the landmark Supreme Court Desegregation case To avoid integration, an out-of-court proposal was made to the Baltimore City school board to start an equivalent "A" course at the colored Frederick Douglass High School. Frederick Douglass Senior High School known locally as Douglass is a Public high school located in Baltimore Maryland, US. The hearing on the "Douglass" plan lasted for hours with Dehuff and others arguing that separate but equal "A" courses would satisfy constitutional requirements and NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall arguing that the plan was a gamble and cost the City should not take. Thurgood Marshall ( July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American Jurist and the first African American By a vote of 5-3, the board decided that a separate "A" course would not provide the same educational opportunities for African American students and that starting that fall, African American students could attend Poly.  The vote vindicated the NAACP national strategy of raising the cost of 'separate but equal' schools beyond what taxpayers were willing to pay.  Thirteen African American students, Leonard Cephas, Carl Clark, William Clark, Milton Cornish, Clarence Daly, Victor Dates, Alvin Giles, Bucky Hawkins, Linwood Jones, Edward Savage, Everett Sherman, Robert Young, and Silas Young, finally entered the school that fall. They were faced daily with racial epithets, threats of violence and isolation from many of the more than 2,000 students at the school. 
In 1967, then-principal Claude Burkert (1958-1969) oversaw the relocation of his school to its current location at 1400 West Cold Spring Lane, a fifty-three acre tract of land bordering Falls Road and Roland Park. Roland Park is the first planned " Suburban " community in North America Also occupying this site is the Western High School, an all-girl school founded in 1844. Western Senior High School is the oldest (out of two public all-girl High school in the United States. Notable buildings on the campus include Dehuff Hall, also known as the academic building, where students attend normal classes, and Burkert Hall, also called the engineering building, where students attend classes in the Willard Hackerman Engineering Program. Both Western High School and Poly students make use of the auditorium/cafeteria complex, and likewise share the large gymnasium, swimming pool and sports fields. While these two schools share grounds and buildings, that is all they share: their respective academic programs are completely separate from one another. The students of each school are not allowed on the other school's grounds with out permission.
In 1974, Poly officially became coeducational when it began admitting female students. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities In the late 1980s, the title "principal" was changed to "director. " After the retirement of Director John Dohler in 1990, Barbara Stricklin became the first woman to head the school, as she accepted the title of Interim Director. During Director Ian Cohen's tenure (1994-2003), Poly's curriculum was again expanded when it began offering AP classes. The Advanced Placement Program is a program that offers college level courses at High schools across the United States and Canada. During the 2001-2002 school year, Poly was recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education when Poly was named a "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. "
In 2004 Dr. Barney Wilson, a 1976 Poly graduate became Baltimore Polytechnic Institutes' first African-American Director. A strong advocate for his students, and after only two years of work, Dr. Wilson helped the Class of 2006 achieve a 98% college acceptance rate, with over $10,000,000 in scholarships awarded - $50,000 of which came from Poly's own Alumni Association.
The Baltimore chapter of the Algebra project is active at Poly and many other Baltimore-area high schools. The Algebra Project is a national US Mathematics literacy effort aimed at helping low-income students and students of color successfully achieve mathematical skills
Since the early 1900s, the Engineers, along with City, had dominated the Maryland Scholastic Association (MSA) football scene. Since the inception of football at Baltimore City College in the mid 1870s City's football Knights, also called the Collegians and the Alamedans, have However, since joing the MPPSSA in 1993 Poly has has made it to the final game once in 1993, the semifinals once in 1997 and the quarterfinals in 1994 and 1998. Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association or ( MPSSAA) is the association that oversees public High school sporting contests in the state of Maryland 
BPI and Baltimore City College share one of the oldest public high school football rivalries in the United States, with the first competition between Polytechnic and Baltimore City College taking place in 1889. The City–Poly football rivalry is the oldest American football rivalry in Maryland, U The Baltimore City College ( BCC) also referred to as The Castle on the Hill, historically The College, and most commonly City, is a public High school football rivalries in the United States more than one hundred years old For a list of other long-standing rivalries see Since the inception of football at Baltimore City College in the mid 1870s City's football Knights, also called the Collegians and the Alamedans, have The game was played as a scrimmage during the late 1800s with City winning all twelve scrimmages, but since then, Poly leads the series including winning 17 games in a row starting in the 1970s. For fifty years the game was played on Thanksgiving Day, but when both schools joined the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, the game was moved up two weeks so as not to conflict with MPSSAA's playoff schedule. The Poly-City game is still a regular November tradition in Baltimore City with people on each side of the divide hoping for bragging rights.
Poly recently formed a robotics team to compete with other Maryland schools. Calling themselves the High Tech Parrots, the members of the Poly robotics team and their coach Ron Hoge created a very functional robot for the 2008 FIRST Competition. The Chesapeake regional event was held March 14 and 15 at the United States Naval Academy. The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States Poly kept its robot in the top ten for most of the competition.