Baxter Comm School District

202 E State
Baxter, IA 50028
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 477 students in Baxter Comm School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Baxter Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 72% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 68% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
2 Schools
1,326 Schools
# Students
477 Students
504,006 Students
# Teachers
26 Teachers
35,084 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Baxter Comm School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 327 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
#115 out of 327 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Baxter Comm   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
71%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Baxter Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
73%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Baxter Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
≥80%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Baxter Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.09
0.45
# American Indian Students
n/a
1,945 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2 Students
12,630 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
7 Students
60,805 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
12%
# Black Students
1 Student
33,290 Students
% Black Students
n/a
7%
# White Students
455 Students
369,175 Students
% White Students
95%
73%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
2,364 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
12 Students
23,738 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
27
22,680
# Students in K Grade:
36
38,679
# Students in 1st Grade:
35
35,185
# Students in 2nd Grade:
30
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
37
35,271
# Students in 4th Grade:
39
34,910
# Students in 5th Grade:
29
35,083
# Students in 6th Grade:
40
36,361
# Students in 7th Grade:
24
37,347
# Students in 8th Grade:
32
38,760
# Students in 9th Grade:
37
40,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
43
38,936
# Students in 11th Grade:
42
37,654
# Students in 12th Grade:
26
37,457
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,937 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,392. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,744 is less than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has declined by 44% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$7 MM
$8,262 MM
This chart display total revenue of Baxter Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$7 MM
$8,048 MM
This chart display total spending of Baxter Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,937
$16,392
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Baxter Comm   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,744
$15,968
This chart display average spending per public school student in Baxter Comm   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Baxter Comm School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Baxter Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
202 E State
Baxter, IA 50028
(641) 227-3102
Grades: PK-5
| 233 students
Rank: #22.
Baxter High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
202 E State
Baxter, IA 50028
(641) 227-3103
Grades: 6-12
| 244 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Baxter Comm School District?
Baxter Comm School District manages 2 public schools serving 477 students.
What is the rank of Baxter Comm School District?
Baxter Comm School District is ranked #106 out of 327 school districts in Iowa (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Baxter Comm School District?
95% of Baxter Comm School District students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Baxter Comm School District?
Baxter Comm School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What is Baxter Comm School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,744 is less than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has declined by 44% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 477 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • : ≥80% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 71% (Top 50%)
  • : 73% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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