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Butler Traditional High School

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Posted September 21, 2010

Excellent all around school. Focus on academics with emphasis on personal responsibility. Outstanding staff that really care about the children they lead and teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Coming from a small Catholic school, my daughter was extremely hesitant to attend Butler, but we have been very pleased with her education and even the level of caring from most teachers and staff. Even though Butler has so many students, my daughter's teachers and guidance counselor really do get to know her, which came as a surprise to us in such a large school. My other daughter is looking forward to her years at Butler when she graduates grade school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I am a Butler alum. I left Butler with the skills to get two college degrees, win several awards and move into a government job. Without the discipline, solid education and stellar encouragement I received at Butler - I am not sure any of this would have been possible. Anytime someone mentions that they are considering sending their child to Butler - I am always proud to tell them that I am an alumni and I loved my 4 years there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and staff are great always make you feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I am proud to say 2 of my children have graduated from Butler, one to graduate this year, and one more forthcoming that is in middle school - I am very happy with the school and the fantastic staff they have working there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Butler and am proud to say that my son graduated in 2004 and my daughter will graduate in 2011. Butler is a very well rounded school with a staff that really cares about its students and parents. When I hear about other local schools and the problems they have with thier students and staff, I feel sad for them. I don't understand why every student in Jefferson County doesn't deserve a education in a great school like Butler! Keep up the good work Butler!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Excellent Teachers, Administration and Staff members aid the students to acheive in all areas! Kudos to Butler!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

Butler Traditional is an outstanding school. My daughter was fully prepared and transitioned will to college. The Administration is top-notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

I graduated from Butler and loved my time there. I got a great education and received a number of scholarships towards college. Yes, they have some strict rules but if you can get over that and focus on the quality education - your student will be a better person because of it. I would recommend this school to aynone!


Posted December 6, 2008

I love my school, its one of the best. Everything is good, so hope you love it too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

My kids love Butler. I am pleased with the education they have received. The teachers and staff seem to really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

My daughter graduated from BTHS in 2007. She attended a Catholic grade school and the transition to Butler was seamless. I credit the staff at Butler with setting rules and expectations that are often not found in a public school. Butler has a very high level of parent participation which is uncommon in public schools. She was also very involved in sports. She has moved on to college and is very capable of handling college courses because of the academic preparation and study habits provided by Butler. She chose this school over the Catholic High Schools we visited and I feel it was a good fit for her. She was a NHS & BRTA Club member and thrived in all aspects of academic & sports environments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I was a student at bths and graduated in 2005 from there, I find that most of the upper level staff makes bad choices in the rules they choose to enforce. They have very unfair rules when it comes to the male vs female rules. I also feel that it was a complete waste of my time to even attend this school. I have moved on to be a very sucessful at Computer/IT Job and will never look back. I sugguest you think about the amount of grants your child well receive if they go to a school with less competition that way they well be able to afford college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

Butler is a wonderful school! After my son's bad middle school experience, we were glad he was able to attend a high school with great leadership and discipline and challenging classes. I feel he will be well prepared for college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

Great school! My son is in his senior year and I am very pleased with his progrees!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

My name is Brittany Ryan , I am a Senior at Butler, I have enjoyed my Four years there . Butler offers many opportunities for a student that wants to succeed. However, You do have to work hard , Thanks to the Education I received at Butler ,and My Goals to succeed, I'm a 2006 Governor Scholar. Hard work ,The Teachers ,and Mr.Stites made that possible for me, and I will be forever grateful . Butler also offers many excel, and honor courses, They offer College courses which gets you off to a great start . All the staff is there to support you .I made a great choice in getting a Butler Education .I will miss everyone, However, I am excited to move on .I want to thank everyone there, And Mrs. G~~ .your the GREATEST Thanks for Everything , I will miss you .. Class Of '2007'
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

My Daughter has attended Butler going on four years , She is now a Senior, Butler has helped her every step of the way, . If she needs help with anything they are there for her. Now that it is time for College preparation , her counselor has been a great help. As for academic programs, Butler offers a great variety of excel and advanced placement courses, My daughter is taking College courses which is offered at Butler , taught by U of L teachers. I feel she will be well prepared for College, She has terrific teachers also preparing her for College.They have strict policies and rules , which makes it a safe environment for kids. which is what more Schools need. The teachers, staff, and councilors at Butler care. Sharon R L
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

Butler is a god school overall but is slowly going down the drain. Most students choose to exit the school due to the extra-strict rules which are inforced. Teachers within the school are fairly decent but problems are arroused here and there. It does look good to graduate with a Diploma from Butler Traditional High School but it's harder than most think. The Principle has allowed to much slack over the past years since taking up for Mr. Frick who made Butler what it is today. I would heavily re-consider before truely applying for Butler.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2005

BTHS is a great school and reaches out to so many families and just gives you more than what is required. When a college see's you have a diploma from Butler it means something. It means you graduated from the Top Elite of schools in The United States. Butler teaches the youth of Louisville strict policies and how life will be after you graduate. It totally prepares you for College and guarantee's you a trip to the next level of life. Butler has great athletics as well; a Champion Baseball Program, Fearless Football Program, and Top Ranked Girls Soccer! Butler would/should be the first choice to send your child to school for High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2005

Butlers program is awesome from acedemics to extra curricular.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students55%
Female51%
Male61%
African American38%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
African American22%
Asian40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

All Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
52%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Students31%
Female28%
Male35%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students36%
Female29%
Male45%
African American18%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
African American48%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students57%
Female48%
Male67%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20143What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

3 This rating is based on average composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 81%
Black 30% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 41%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dance

Health & athletics

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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2222 Crums Ln
Louisville, KY 40216
Phone: (502) 485-8220

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