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Alta E Butler School

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Posted July 15, 2013

this school is awsome ! .i am a parent of 2 nd my children have learn and made memories .my duaghter says she has learned so much that school is the best nd she feels sad because she is leaving lots of memories nd she loves her teachers . she has a family there everyone gets treated with respect nd the princpales r amazing they have an awsome counsler that helps at home nd at school many kids have survived through school nd feel so happy to go to school . it needs stuff yes it does but with student counsil they made money to help the school nd have a wonderful year .they raised about 70 thousands dollars . they sed it to pay bills but also they made a fun waterslide party for everyone . there was 8 slides nd they take your kids to wet nd ild for perfect attendance . teachers cry nd laugh cuase our kids made them so happy nd they just talk about it . my son teacher tells them my babys . they r my resposibity so they r my kids when u leave them until u pick them up they r al yours . :) plz try it some teachers need to feel welcome ! your kids will love it !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Honestly, the school has no support set up for the teachers. If I was a parent, I would not send them here. If you student is smart, he/she will do fine, but won't be challenged. If they struggle at all, they will just fall more behind. I know the administration has changed, but the school needs a complete overhaul in my opinion.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2012

Wow.. the only good ratings I happen upon are the trite misgivings of a doped up staff. "We don't abandon our kids". You don't exactly feed them either, do ya? Pack it up and call it a life, guys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

This is a horrible school with horrible teachers. There is no leadership. Teachers are very lazy, and have no respect for the kids. In my opinion, they are judged and disrespected because of the area. However, if you have a kid that needs no help what so ever learning then your kid would do well, because that is the kind of kid Bulter likes. Also, if your child never speaks, laughs or goofs around from time to time, then again your kid will do well. However, if your kid has a personality. Don't send them there. They will be gossiped about (very immature teachers, very gossipy), and put out to be a bad kid, and rumors will start, such as the child may not have a father/mother, etc. My daughter has attended Butler since Kindergarten, and my son as well. God for bid you speak up and address it, if you do your child will be retaliated against. Majority of the teachers curse at the kids in class, some have put their hands on the student, they scream excessively. The Principal/Asst. Principal never believe the parents or students! Therefore nothing is done. Thank god it's my daughters last year, and I am pulling my son out end of school year. For the reasons above.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Alta E. Butler School has a wonderful staff, students and parents. We are committed to providing the best possible education for EVERY child.


Posted May 12, 2010

Butler school teachers care about their students and achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I love this school because there is a commitment to excellence among the entire staff and a dedication to succeed as a group. We are an inner-city school in a tough area, but the staff does not let the students down. We expect them to perform at their best and look for ways to help them to do so. We don't abandon our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The Teachers and Paraprofessionals are committed to skill building excellence in developing our inner city students to become great leaders. We all work together for one purpose. An inner City school such as ours, we could benefit from this :]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Alta E. Butler is a great place to work and learn. The students are wonderful and they respect themselves, each other and the staff. Our school is a close community!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Butler has a group of dedicated teachers that work long hours to best support our students. They put on many parent nights and festivities to include the community and make students, staff, and parents one unit working together to strengthen our students' learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers care about helping kids be the best they can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

What makes Alta E. Butler Elementary stand out is the caring and committed atmosphere that is fostered by the entire staff from the principal on down, despite being part of one of the most underfunded states in education. As an inner city school, Butler has students that come from some pretty tough backgrounds, and the teachers and staff work daily to try to help them learn and understand that they can succeed in school and achieve in life no matter what is dealt to them, once they make the decision to give their all and do their best. When the students embrace that philosophy, they succeed; when they don't, the staff spends hours working to find ways to help them to embrace it. We don't abandon our kids. - Dennis Treon
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

The staff is committed to the students of Butler School. Our students deserve the best! Wouldn't you agree?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2010

Alta E. Butler is committed to academic excellence and helping their students succeed in all facets of academic life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2009

This school is suffering mightily from lack of appropriate educators and administrators. This is evident in the latest failed AYP school year. The middle school failed every single grade level, every single subject. Unacceptable.


Posted May 24, 2007

I believe that Alta E. Butler is a great school for kids to learn, and grow as individuals. I am a former student of Butler and I know from experience that it is one of the best in west Phoenix, if I could encourage you to take your kids to any elementary I would definitely be Butler.... Keep up the good work staff and students!
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 43%
Black 3% 5%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3843 W Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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