Baxter Elementary School

12191 Jasperwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Baxter Elementary School serves 525 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Baxter Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 525 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Baxter Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

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School Overview

Baxter Elementary School's student population of 525 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Baxter Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Baxter Elementary School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#460 out of 1734 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
10%
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Black
1%
12%
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White
92%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Baxter Elementary School's ranking?
Baxter Elementary School is ranked #460 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Baxter Elementary School often compared to?
Baxter Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Riverside Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Baxter Elementary School?
525 students attend Baxter Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Baxter Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Baxter Elementary School?
Baxter Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Baxter Elementary School offer ?
Baxter Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4
What school district is Baxter Elementary School part of?
Baxter Elementary School is part of Brainerd Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 525 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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