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Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School

 
 
 
 
The application deadline is November 2, 2018. 

  

 

 

 

 

If you have questions please contact the school at: (310) 221-0430

www.baxterhigh.org 

461 West 9th Street

San Pedro, CA 90731

 

 

Enrollment 
600 students in grades 9-12 
 
Date Opened
August 2014
  
Community
San Pedro is a very diverse neighborhood located near the Port of Los Angeles, just west of Wilmington and Long Beach. The school community has a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning. Each student partners with a teacher mentor throughout his/her four years of high school. Each day students have 45 minutes in which they can meditate or talk through their problems with their mentor. Alliance Baxter High strongly believes in restorative justice as a way to discipline students in a positive way. They also provide mental health services such as art therapy. 
 
Points of Pride 
Alliance Baxter High partners with Harbor Community College, to provide English and Math courses to students so they can earn college credits before they graduate high school. They offer sports, such as volleyball, soccer, and softball. Alliance Baxter High partners with the Boys and Girls Club and offers academic counseling and a safe place to do homework for students.
 
Demographics
80% Latino, 8% African American, 5% White, and 7% Other, and 74% Free/Reduced Meal Program Participants.  
 
Performance
Alliance Baxter High achieved a CAASPP score of 66 in ELA and 32 in Math. 
 
Principal Profile
 
Brandy Woodard began her career in education as a Biology and Spanish teacher, and quickly advanced to leadership roles. For the past two years, she served as the principal of Perspectives Illinois Institute of Technology Math and Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois. During this time, she moved the middle and high school to “level 1” status (the second highest status achievable in Chicago Public Schools system). Ms. Woodard and her team also significantly decreased the student suspension rate and significantly increased the attainment of growth goals in reading, and doubled it in math.