"U.S. News & World Report" magazine ranked Baltimore City College among the top four percent of all public secondary schools in its annual "Best High Schools in the United States" report in 2014.City College earned a "Silver Medal" award and was rated as one of the top public high schools in Maryland in the same "U.S. News" report
City was awarded with in 2012 by topschoolsintheusa.com
2012 America's Best High Schools award given by Newsweek
City College ranked 39 out of the 122 Maryland schools earning the distinction of America’s Most Challenging High Schools according to the Washington Post Challenge Index.
Awarded certificate of outstanding achievement on the 2010 Maryland High School Assessment from Baltimore City Public Schools
Top High Schools 2010 as published in Baltimore Magazine
2006, 2007, and 2008, America's Top Public High Schools as featured in Newsweek.com
The B.C.C. was also named by the Maryland State Department of Education, a "Maryland Blue Ribbon High School" (2000)
"Maryland Character Education High School of the Year" (1999),
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) "Breakthrough High School" honoree (2004).