Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences

  • Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences serves 400 students in grades 9-12.
  • 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.
  • 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 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%.

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School Overview

  • Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences's student population of 400 students has grown by 81% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 66% 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • 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 School 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
1%
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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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.220.21
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Graduation Rate≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
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

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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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