202 E State
Baxter, IA 50028
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Baxter High School serves 223 students in grades 6-12.
Baxter High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Baxter High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Baxter High School's student population of 223 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
223 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Baxter High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Baxter High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#279 out of 1227 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
95%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Baxter High School's ranking?

Baxter High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 69% IA state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Baxter High School?

The graduation rate of Baxter High School is 90%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 88%.

How many students attend Baxter High School?

223 students attend Baxter High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

95% of Baxter High School students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Baxter High School?

Baxter High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Baxter High School offer ?

Baxter High School offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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