54 York Street
Portland, ME 04101
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences serves 400 students in grades 9-12.
Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 36%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

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School Overview

Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences's student population of 400 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
400 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences is ranked within the top 20% of all 524 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences is 0.22, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#72 out of 524 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
2%
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Black
4%
4%
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White
88%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
Baxter is an innovative public charter school with emphasis on learning through hands on projects, including one day each week where highly motivated students work on a year long project of their own design. Starting with a freshman and sophomore class its first year, its outgrown its facility as it built up to to 9th through 12th grades and will be moving to a new site in Portland for more adequate accommodations. Dedicated teachers. My son (1st graduating class) thrived there. He's is now doing well in college, enrolled as an engineering major.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 400 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 1% in ME)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Top 30%)

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