Baxter High School

Baxter High School serves 199 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Baxter High School operates within the Baxter Community School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 199 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 199 students
Baxter High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Baxter High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Baxter High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 14:1
Baxter High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Baxter High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
9%
Baxter High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
n/a
5%
Baxter High School Black (1993-2012)
White
96%
81%
Baxter High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Baxter High School Sch Ethnicity Baxter High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.08 0.21
Baxter High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
33%
Baxter High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Baxter High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 464 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Baxter Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
3
Number of Students Managed 464 666
Baxter Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 91%
Baxter Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $5 MM $7 MM
Baxter Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $4 MM $7 MM
Baxter Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,377 $11,087
Baxter Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,907 $10,614
Baxter Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Basics And Beyond Alternative School (9.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Colfax-mingo Middle School (8.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Baxter Elementary School (0 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • BaxterBaxter Elementary School
    202 East State
    BaxterIA 50028
    (641)227-3102
    0 mi | 265 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • MingoColfax-mingo Middle School
    307 West Mohawk Dr
    MingoIA 50168
    (641)363-4282
    8.3 mi | 136 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • CollinsCollins-maxwell Elementary School
    416 Fourth Ave
    CollinsIA 50055
    (641)385-2446
    9.5 mi | 237 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • NewtonThomas Jefferson Elementary School
    103 Thomas Jefferson Rd
    NewtonIA 50208
    (641)792-2498
    9.5 mi | 431 students | Gr. KG-3                      
  • NewtonBasics And Beyond Alternative School
    Alternative School
    600 North 2nd Ave West
    NewtonIA 50208
    (641)791-0700
    Alternative School

    9.9 mi | 70 students | Gr. 10-12                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Parents’ Guide to Special Education: Rights and Education Plans
Parents’ Guide to Special Education: Rights and Education Plans
Special education law is not easy to decipher, with several regulations that govern special education services for disabled students. In this article, learn about the core components of the laws, rights, and individual education plans that can help create the best public school environment for your child.
5 Tips for Monitoring Screen Time for Kids
Many school districts have implemented technology initiatives that provide laptops or tablets to students. While these technologies open opportunities for learning outside of school, they also require parental oversight to ensure children aren’t spending too much time online.
9 Smart Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Academic Success
Turn your child into a stronger student by creating the right support structure and expectations. Use these nine tips to help maximize your child's academic success.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
Jasper County, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.00, which is lower than the Iowa average of 0.21. The most diverse school district in Jasper County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.