Baxter Community School District


The Baxter Community School District in Iowa consists of two schools - Baxter High School and Baxter Elementary School. While Baxter High School is a standout performer, ranking in the top half of Iowa high schools, Baxter Elementary appears to be a weaker performer, ranking in the bottom half of the state's elementary schools.

Baxter High School consistently exceeds state averages on standardized tests, with 91.4% of 10th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 72.9% statewide. The school's student-teacher ratio of 24 is also lower than the state average, indicating smaller class sizes. In contrast, Baxter Elementary School has more mixed results, with strong 5th grade ELA scores but lower 4th grade ELA performance.

Both schools have a high percentage of white students, with Baxter High School at 93.75% and Baxter Elementary at 95.22%, suggesting a lack of diversity within the district. Additionally, the schools have relatively high rates of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a need for additional support and resources for economically disadvantaged students.

District Detail

 202 E State
Baxter, IA 50028

 (641) 227-3102

SchoolDigger Rank:
149th of 311 Iowa districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 486

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 2 schools.

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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