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Baxter Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 521 students

 
 

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Posted March 15, 2009

My children were transferred to Baxter from Riverside after the budget referendum was voted down last year. I have to say that we entered the new school with open minds, hoping it would be a positive experience, but it hasn't been. With the playground overlooking the cemetery, where the kids are yelled at by the noon aides to stop watching the funerals taking place, it opened alot of fear and questions from my kids. Secondly, the teachers and other staff in this school are impatient and stoic. Riverside welcomed my kids, Baxter merely puts up with them. We are moving out of the district altogether, because the district has run the education programs into the ground, and schools are the first thing we will check out before putting down roots again.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students78%
Female73%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5546 Fairview Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
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Phone: (218) 454-6400

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