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Butte Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 301 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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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 75% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
64%

2008

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students82%
Female75%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female>=90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities>=80%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female46%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female>=90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American70%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 85% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 23%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 7%
Asian 1% 6%
Black 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4006 South Butte Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 745-4871

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