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Butte Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 295 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2012

I have had 4 children in Butte elementary over the last 5 years and still have 3 in there now and I love everything they do for my childrens hardships in reading and math. They give them extra help with the areas they need. I moved here because the school in my home town never made sure kids had what they needed to function in the grades ahead just shuffled them through. My son had problems in math and was given extra help and now 4 years later excels in math. I have 1 more child yet to go to school and will be putting her in Butte Elementary with the rest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I have raised 3 children, each with different learning abilities, and have found Butte Elem. to be a positive learning environment. I have on child with several learning difficulties and he had the support needed. I have another child who excells in all classes. He has been given the challenges to keep up the good work but not get bored. My third child just 'floated' through school. She was enchoraged to try harder but not made to feel dumb when she settled for the 'B'. I am not in favor the borough's 'Bear Program.' It's negative not positive. It singles out the kids that have difficulties. It makes them even less involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American70%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Special Education with Accomodation70%

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American80%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Special Education with Accomodation60%

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American80%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Special Education with Accomodation70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female87%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Black 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4006 South Butte Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 861-5200

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