205 Beverly Rd
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Edith C Baker serves 650 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Edith C Baker placed in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Edith C Baker ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Edith C Baker's student population of 650 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
650 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Edith C Baker is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Edith C Baker is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#82 out of 1667 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
29%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
22%
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Black
6%
10%
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White
48%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3   3/24/2020
I am a parent of two children that attend Baker. Baker WAS a great school. It still is very good academically and the teachers are great. But it has declined in the last couple of years dramatically. It has especially taken a bad turn this year with the new principal who seems to be a control freak and turned the place into a military school. My kids have not been able to finish their lunches because the principal comes into the cafeteria when there is still time to eat and starts clapping telling the kids to stop eating. You have to be a secret service to get into the school after hours if your child forgets anything. At Halloween they separated the parents from the kids during the parade such that we only got to see them pass by once. At Baker, there was already a lack of community due to the large amount of temporary people that pass through (many people rent nearby and leave after a few years). And the previous principals did a very good job of making the place feel welcoming. But now, my kids dread going to school in the morning. I despise dealing with the school. I'm seriously considering moving away, even though it will be difficult for my older child. But it may be for the best. What a waste of money it was to move here.
- Posted by Parent - zymfen
5   9/12/2012
At Baker, there is a strong family environment that helps with focus, security, and stability, throughout the school year and every day. Baker is my 6th school, and it is the best by far.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - sam12

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 650 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67

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