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Butler Middle

Public | 6-8 | 619 students

 

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Posted January 22, 2010

unsafe .. i m not satisfied
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

This is an excellent school for all students that are intrested in doing good so enroll byour child here now!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Butler has shining stars who deserve the best. We have artists, musicians, scholars, and more. Despite hardships, our students strive to achieve great heights.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

It has an outstanding staff that is skilled in developing children that really need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Excellent curriculum, excellent teachers and positive atmosphere for learning.


Posted September 17, 2009

Mary Butler teachers not only work hard in their classrooms but champion their school and students off of campus. I have seen them raise funds themselves, and spend their own money to provide needed materials for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

They have a super staff who are supportive not only of their students, but also of other staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Mary Butler had been able to give students in a needy neighborhood much needed uplifting experiences in creative arts and technology.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

I'm Douglas Butler, third son of Mary Butler and pround parent,my daughter was the first grandchild of mary to attend Mary Butler School.Her time was very rewarding and life for feeling,setting her in quest for her life. Thank You, LBUSD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

its a great school I went and my kids go there now they love mary butle school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

I'm the oldest son Of Mary Butler, I think this is a great school. It offers a lot -Music,theater,it has studio for professional recording. foreign language and much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

Very crowded! Kids are bussed from other areas to it, and why? It's over-crowded.
—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.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

783

Change from
2012 to 2013

+29

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

783

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+29

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
n/a
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females57%
Males47%
African American41%
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students53%
Females59%
Males47%
African American30%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females51%
Males40%
African American48%
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Math

All Students53%
Females55%
Males52%
African American43%
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students74%
Females77%
Males69%
African American71%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state87%

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females54%
Males48%
African American59%
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students12%
Females19%
Males9%
African American8%
Asian21%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students32%
Females30%
Males33%
African American46%
Asian40%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Science

All Students52%
Females49%
Males54%
African American59%
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 61%
Asian 22%
Black 13%
White 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 25%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Denise Peterson
Fax number
  • (562) 218-3667

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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