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PK-4
Public district
Lockport, IL
Students enrolled: 736
 

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1900 South Farrell Road
Lockport, IL 60441

(708) 226-5155
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March 21, 2015
William J. Butler is a fabulous elementary school run by a fantastic principal, Craig Schoppe. We have had a multitude of teachers as we have two children, all that are outstanding. Mrs. O'Hare might be the best first grade teacher in the country. It seems like the administration, teachers, and PTO truly work together in harmony for the best school experience.

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January 17, 2014
Butler is a wonderful school to send your child. All the teachers I have encountered have been simply magnificent. A all around great school.

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October 21, 2012
I am not sure how this school is now but I went here for two years 3rd &4th grade when I was a child (I am now 20 years old with a baby girl :) ) I enjoyed LUTHER J SCHILLING more than this school as a child. Kids in Butler were awful and mean and teachers didn't do anything about it unless someone got hurt! I will NEVER forget the schools assistant principal ( I believe that is what she was ) She scared us kids with her spiky short hair and her yelling and grabbing of us! She accused my parents of abusing me and nearly got me taken away from my LOVING family! I then had her as a assistant at my high school at Sandburg, I will never forget her or forgive her for what I went through the school should take better attention to who they hire and pay more attention to bullying! I cant count how many times I was trampled on in PE by kids that teased me all day everyday!! The only teacher that was of quality was Mrs. Barney even though I am sure she retired the year after i was in 4th grade. She made me realize how important school was... I will never forget you Mrs. Barney! <3

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October 21, 2012
I am not sure how this school is now but I went here for two years 3rd &4th grade when I was a child (I am now 20 years old with a baby girl :) ) I enjoyed LUTHER J SCHILLING more than this school as a child. Kids in Butler were awful and mean and teachers didn't do anything about it unless someone got hurt! I will NEVER forget the schools assistant principal ( I believe that is what she was ) She scared us kids with her spiky short hair and her yelling and grabbing of us! She accused my parents of abusing me and nearly got me taken away from my LOVING family! I then had her as a assistant at my high school at Sandburg, I will never forget her or forgive her for what I went through the school should take better attention to who they hire and pay more attention to bullying! I cant count how many times I was trampled on in PE by kids that teased me all day everyday!! The only teacher that was of quality was Mrs. Barney even though I am sure she retired the year after i was in 4th grade. She made me realize how important school was... I will never forget you Mrs. Barney! <3

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2011
This is an amazing school with an incredible teaching staff. The teachers truly care about their students and make every day a great experience.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2010
So far my son has gone to the hospital and was insulted in front of the class, I'm not impressed!!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2010
My daughter is in 4th grade and has been at Butler since Kindergarten. She has had great, dedicated teachers every year. All of her teachers have done their best to keep her challenged in the classroom.

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January 17, 2009
Top notch staff handle secrity issues very seriously (important these days). Lots of homework for kids. Very impressed with how fast my third grader has progressed since K. Can't wait to send my twins there next year.

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April 29, 2008
This is an absolute wonderful school from the secretary to the principal. I have 4 children and have experienced public as well as private education as a parent. My son has struggled academically with a speech problem and he has made a tremendous amount of progress due to the dedication of the teachers at this school. This is a top notch school.

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January 19, 2008
The teachers and principal are all wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better environment for my children. The only negative thing is the overcrowding, which hopefully will be taken care of with the next referendum vote.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2007
This is a great school! In 2005 we had to move out of state and it appears that we always use Butler as a bench mark to compare our current experiences. I miss the staff and adminstrators and long to return to the area for the type of education our daughters could be earning.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2007
We love Butler School! The teachers are all wonderful and get the kids engaged, and the Principal does a great job leading the school. Only complain is the annual equalization by class size' rule 33C has in effect. It seems that the majority of the district goes to Butler, no matter where they live. Almost like they want the students from the big, new houses to go to the new school. The PTO does a great job organizing events and the art parents are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2007
In think that the school is well run by the staff and the administration. They really take their time to help each student as an individual. The only gripe I have is the school secretary, Stacy. She is always frowning and makes parents (yes even the parents) feel unwelcome when they come to pick up their own children. If Butler wants to gain better face value, they should consider having a people person run the front desk.

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William J Butler School
1900 South Farrell Road, Lockport, IL  60441
(708) 226-5155
Last modified William J Butler School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William J Butler School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top