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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ida S. Baker High School is an above average, public school located in Cape Coral, FL. It has 1,828 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Ida S. Baker High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1100
235 responses
Average ACT
24
122 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$53,653
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,136
National
$949
Median Home Value
$196,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
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  • Prom/Homecoming
    25%
  • Pep rally
    22%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Grad Bash
    9%
  • Baseball
    6%
  • None
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,828
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,283
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,805/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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I am currently a senior at Ida S. Baker and since I switched to this high school my Junior, my time as honestly just been so amazing. The education and peers you meet at Baker is just unimaginable. I've made long lasting friendships with many people. The teachers teach awesome and are always willing to help you. My grades definitely improved from switching to Baker. I've participated in many events and gone to several football games; I even did Powderpuff Football. The food is alright but many public schools food isn't the best but it will do. Overall I really do love my experience at Ida S. Baker!
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Overall a fun, modern, active school. I had some of my best memories here! However, some of the teachers at this school are mean and pick on certain students if they do not like you. There were more than enough times where I had gotten lesser grades than my peers even though we had all done the same work and when asked for an explanation, I could never get one. I had been dress coded (even though there was clearly nothing wrong with my outfit) just because the teacher did not like me. Even the principal had said there was nothing wrong with my outfit as well. Overall I would like to see more friendly staff that are not out to get certain students and make things harder for some of us.
My experience at Ida. S. Baker High School can be rated as average, because that is what it truly is, an average school. Administration is more focused on numbers, and pushing students to take AP classes, rather than the well being of the students.
Something that could have made my experience better, and could make the school as a whole better is future preparation. Our school likes to pretend that it does a fantastic job at preparing students for college, but in reality it sets students up for failure when they reach college. I believe that our school needs to focus more on options post secondary to help students have a more beneficial and successful future. Whether that preparation be vocational school, university, military, or community college is irrelevant, so long as a better system is put into place to help students.