Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences

Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences serves 400 students in grades 9-12.
Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 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 Placements

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

School Overview

Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences's student population of 400 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students400 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences is ranked within the top 10% of all 523 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#51 out of 523 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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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%
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Diversity Score
0.220.21
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaxter Academy For Technology And Science School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences is Portland High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is King Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Howard C Reiche Community School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland Howard C Reiche Community School Math: 31% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
    0.5 miles
    166 Brackett St
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 874-8175
    0.5 PK-5 438
  • Portland Portland High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 756 students
    0.5 miles
    284 Cumberland Av
    Portland, ME 04101
    (207) 874-8250
    0.5 9-12 756
  • Portland King Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 519 students
    0.9 miles
    92 Deering Av
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 874-8140
    0.9 6-8 519
  • South Portland Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 296 students
    1.3 miles
    240 Ocean St.
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-7386
    1.3 6-8 296
  • South Portland Frank I Brown Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 262 students
    1.3 miles
    37 Highland Ave
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-5196
    1.3 K-5 262

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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