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B.F.Butler Middle School

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Posted October 7, 2009

This school is great ! The teachers are somewhat strict but not to the limit where it can torture the kids. My daughter goes to this school and she has been improving everyday! This school has great discipline rules and guidelines but it is still a fun school. I love hearing what my daughter has to tell me about her day at school because everyday she learns something new.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Best school ever . They reward your child with honoroll fieldtrips and not lame breakfasts which can be at home. It encourages your child to try hard next time. Better then the other schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I have been going to this school from 5th to 7th so far and the teachers are great! I always stop to say hi to them on the way cause they're so nice ;D & when u get high honors, honor roll, or perfect attendence you gett to go on a field trip which is pretty fun! :] Theres school dances and those are fun too! So all in all, Butler is a pretty great school! Go there!! :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2009

This School helped my daughter so much and Mrs.Carr my daughters teacher helped her the most and raised her grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

It an okay school.I love the basketball team.Also the education.


Posted May 7, 2007

I went to this school from 5ht grade to 8th grade and I know that I never want to go back there. I also know that I will never have my children go here. I believe some of the teachers and even the principle play the favortism card with the students and that I do not approve. I believe all the students should be treated equally. For any adults planning on having their children attend the Butler please speak with other adults of students and see what you hear.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 2, 2006

My daughter had been in this school for the 5th and going to be the 6th grade. She had learn so much and she loves it there. She has made the high honor roll each term and she gets awarded and posted on the board. Its a great schoo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

This school is great for someone who wants their kids to get a great education. It is a very strict school I do agree, but I have had three kids go there and all have done really well in school. If you are looking for school where kids can do whatever they want this is no the school for you,but if you are lloking for a good school that educates their students this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

This is a terrible school. Kids cant go to the bathroom at all, they cant wear sweat shirts, and they have to tuck their shirt in or they will get detention the school is just way too strict. All the teachers do is yell and say you have detention. It is the worst school ever. The teachers swear way to much so it is not a good place for children. I do not recomend this school to no one.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
18%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female50%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%

Math

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners30%

Science

All Students15%
Female14%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian22%
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners6%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Female37%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners12%

Math

All Students51%
Female45%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners21%

Math

All Students37%
Female36%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners15%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners33%

Math

All Students39%
Female42%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students14%
Female13%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian14%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Title I14%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 6%
Hispanic 27% 16%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1140 Gorham St
Lowell, MA 01852
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