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Butterfield Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 583 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 13, 2013

After 5 years of struggle with this school, I decided to pull my child out for good. I agree the principle is rude she's not nice to the kids she's a bully. My child has been labeled, has been bullied by the teacher who say they are there for the kids. I have many complaints to the principle about all the problems my child has been through and she can care less. I been told many times my child doesn't know anything but then again they haven't done anything to help my child. The sad part is my child has passed aims test every year and gets no credit from this school. Oh and by the way they need to practice what they preach about being positive yeah they are no where near that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

Like the previous commenter, we also used to love this school but not any more. The Principal is unprofessional and rude to kids, parents, and even her own staff. Kids are afraid to tell teachers about bullying or other problems because they know they will get in trouble either way, for tattling, or for witnessing. The school is also looking very junky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

My child has been going to this school for the last 4 years. I use to love it! Unfortunately our principal changed and a lot of the great teachers went too. Since then Butterfield has not been the same. The quality of this school is dramaticly dropping. My children will definately NOT be attending there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

Our daughter just finished Kindergarten at Butterfield and she loves the school. I was impressed by the activities this school is able to offer on what we all know is a limited budget. The Kindergarten teachers were very involved and did a lot of extras for the kids. The principal and vice-principal are greeting kids out front every day, and the front office staff know most of them by name. My daughter learned a lot this year and we are very happy with the environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

I don't think it is fair for the school to be graded here based solely on how some parents are parking illegally in front of nearby homes. it is true that there are some rude parkers out there. I use the lot or park in legal areas in the neighborhood. A little walk is good for you anyway. My kid has gone to Butterfield since 2009 and we are happy with the school overall. The teachers have all been great with the exception of one grouchy one who has told me she would rather be retired. I think the school has benefitted from the new assistant principal. A happier tone at the school is a welcome change. It seems rather cool and serious most of the time. Academically it is very strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

Our daughter has gone to Kindergarden and 1st grade @ Butterfield so far and as long as we live in the neighborhood she will continue to go there. Over all I think this is a very good school and has an excellent ciriculam. I do like the sense of community and pride in our country that is promoted @ school. As far as the last review of Butterfield that was posted on 9-15-2011 goes I'm not sure what their problem is with the school? If signs are posted and people park and turn around in front of their house...what's the school supposed to do about it, it's got nothing to do with school enforcement! Also, how long have you lived in your "quiet neighborhood"? Can't be that long since Butterfield has been there pretty much since they built the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2010

As a parent of 6 former Butterfield students, I strongly disagree with the previous posting. My children received an excellent education, and we all loved and valued the teachers and staff. The principal values children and education and her genuine love for the kids shines through all she does. Each time I walk in the office I am greeted with a welcoming smile and a friendly hello. I have 35 years of experience with Butterfield, and wouldn't change a thing about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

I have 2 children going here and I have been very disapointed with the majority of the staff. They are rude to the kids and most the teachers seem really burnt out. The academics are poor as well. There is a big since of community I will say that but not so good when you have new kids for the 'community 'of kids is well established and not very excepting of new kids. I will not be sending my kids next year and do not recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

My family has been to this school for 12 years and counting. Everyone is very helpful--were all a family, everyone is very respectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

best school to grow up in!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

this school is one of the best school you could go to i have been going to butterfield sense kindergarden when i first went there i know no english now I'm in GEM( gifted education of marana)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

We needed tremendous assistance to succeed in this transition in our life. Once again, Butterfield came through with flying colors. I would recommend this school above all others that we have been a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Great administration, great teachers, overall terrific school atmosphere and education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

Good school. Always working towards providing the best programs for the kids. Strive to continue to have a strong music and p.e. program. High level of parent involvement in all areas of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

Personally I believe this to be one of the highest quality schools available in the Tucson area. I will be looking for a house to purchase within the bounds of this school within the next several months.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly 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

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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
White 46% 42%
Hispanic 44% 43%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3400 West Massingale Road
Tucson, AZ 85741
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