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Sr Butler High School

Public | 8-12 | 597 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2014

Butler High School is an amazing school. I am currently a senior and SGA President. The golden eggs in our school are kept a secret. I know this because I am one of them. Come by some time and check out The Butler Theatre Project. That's where you can find all of the golden eggs in one basket. Go Rebels!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2013

Butler is a good school. This school has been put down by others, because of the area of town. Money don't make students want to learn, but a school with some caring teachers, makes a different. And Butler has always had that heart. It is low income familys, that try hard to make sure their kids get that education. Don't have to worry to much about drugs in the school. With a little paint and cleaning on the school, it would look good. Seems also that Butler does't get the nicer things as other schools. This year I see that they got some, much needed new football uniforms.The news reports any little fight that happens at Butler, but you don't hear of the good. The teachers have really worked well with my son in the past and he made A/B honor roll last year, when he was a freshman. In middle school, he was making some C's and D's. At Butler, if he asked for help, the teachers always helped, even giving out their personal phone numbers, for students to call them if they needed help. I really liked that one on one help that the teacher give the students. Great school. Go REBELS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I loved BHS. I miss it dearly. We had sooo much fun in high school & wish I could go back! The drama dept. was the best!


Posted December 28, 2008

I was actually impressed with Butler. My first time there was when I served as a substitute teacher. I had heard all types of terrible things about Butler, but you can't judge until you have your own personal experience. Every school has it's rotten eggs, and every school has its golden eggs. Butler's golden eggs are a well kept secret from society, and their advanced diploma curriculum is just a good as any other school, public or private... if not better. The small classrooms allow students to have a better relationship with their teachers, and helps is in easy access.


Posted February 8, 2008

The school has great teachers and many great opportunities. The students here are all different yet very accepting so you don't really see many cliques. Everyone generally gets along very well. Overall I think that Butler is a great school to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

I feel that Butler is a good school with a faculty that really cares about their students. I think that their should be more parent involvement within the school in regards to their childs academic goals and achievement. My child is now able to attend columbia high school but I am happy with the caring atmosphere of the faculty at S.R. Butler High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

Butler is an excellent school. At Butler, you are not judged by the color of your skin, but by the content of your character. You can be anything you want to be. The teachers and administrators are always willing to help students accomplish their goals.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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42%

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45%

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42%

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52%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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94%

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98%

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94%

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88%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

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86%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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62%

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65%

2011

 
 
68%

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71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty86%
Not poverty78%

Language

All Students42%
Female51%
Male34%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant42%
Poverty45%
Not poverty33%

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty71%
Not poverty61%

Reading

All Students58%
Female60%
Male55%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%
Poverty58%
Not poverty56%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Female36%
Male49%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant42%
Poverty45%
Not poverty33%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students94%
Female92%
Male0%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population1%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Language

All Students70%
Female81%
Male53%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male74%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant80%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male71%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education17%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female60%
Male65%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education17%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant62%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 69% 34%
White 15% 58%
Hispanic 14% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (256) 428-7951

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3401 Holmes Ave
Huntsville, AL 35816
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