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Butler High School

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Posted October 16, 2010

I have lived here for years and I don't believe the school is as good as it once was. I am very concerned about the quality of teachers. I understand that all the teachers are not teaching in the the area of their education or have yet received their certifcates. Let us spend more money on salaries for teachers that are experienced rather than update noneducational areas of the school. Books first not footballs.


Posted July 19, 2008

We moved here a year1/2 ago and I have one huge complaint about the Butler schools. We moved here from Lee's Summit where both of my sons were on the honor roll. I have told both my boys that they will go to college no exceptions. The grading scale sets our kids up to fail. I don't understand any benefit for the stricter grading scale. It does nothing for our children. Colleges go by thier GPA. This causes thier GPA to be lower, which means our kids might not qualify for scholorships that other kids will with the same % grade. The United States overall practices the 10% grading scale. Butler is doing grade rationing, Administrators who use this kind of grading system thinks it prepares our kids for the real world. Some parent depend on on scholorships, sorry lifes tough welcome to the real world. What do you think??? Carrie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

Need some more ap class, dual credit class for student who want to study in college. In this way school help them to collect more college credit in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

This is a horrible school when it comes to authority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2006

I contribute the success of my children to the Butler School District. The teachers and staff were good to listen to any problems we had with the school and worked toward the goal of success. I do agree, that not all teachers are understanding of students needs but most of them at Butler are. The one or two that didn't seem to care, had no affect on the outcome of my children's success later on in life. They simply understood this is a part of life and to count this as a learning experience.
—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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
58%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 74%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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420 South Fulton St
Butler, MO 64730
Phone: (660) 679-6121

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