Edith C Baker

205 Beverly Rd
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Edith C Baker serves 617 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Edith C Baker placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 617 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Edith C Baker's student population of 617 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
617 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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School Rankings

Edith C Baker is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Edith C Baker is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#161 out of 1644 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
27%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
23%
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Black
7%
10%
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White
46%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Edith C Baker's ranking?
Edith C Baker is ranked #161 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Edith C Baker often compared to?
Edith C Bakeris often viewed alongside schools like Heath by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Edith C Baker?
617 students attend Edith C Baker.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Edith C Baker students are White, 27% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Edith C Baker?
Edith C Baker has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Edith C Baker offer ?
Edith C Baker offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Edith C Baker part of?
Edith C Baker is part of Brookline School District.

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 (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 617 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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