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Butner-Stem Elementary

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Posted June 4, 2009

I have two children currently attending BSES. They are challenged on a daily basis which is preparing them for middle and high school and most of the time, they have fun doing it. The teachers have dealt with my children lovingly and fairly. I have seen great gains this year in my children's test scores and look forward to one more year at this wonderful school. People need to understand that teachers are human, too. Yes, there may be times when I disagree with how a certain situation was handled concerning my child, but I still stand behind the teacher and will join forces as long as it is for the betterment of my child. We all make mistakes and have bad days. It seems that parents seem to overlook the fact the teachers are not perfect. We, as parents, have to have a little patience and understanding as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I have one child in Butner-Stem Elementary and one child who has gone through it. BSES prepared my child for middle school. The Staff helps the children to become independent thinkers and to be responsible for themselves. My children keep up with their agendas and always know what is expected of them. I think sometimes parents try to do too much for their children,that the children learn to blame the parents while at school and then blame the teachers while at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

BSES offers a loving caring environment. The members of the PTO work hard to help out with financial matters that the state/county may not be able to afford. Teachers are caring individuals. I have had 2 children to attend this school. They also offer extra help if needed in tutoring, child care before and after school, as well as breakfast. The grounds are kept cleaner than I have seen in many other schools. The students seem happy with their teachers and are achieving more each year.
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Posted June 19, 2003

I believe BSES to be a good school. Some of the teachers are not as patient with students as they should be, but the ones who are do an excellent job. I can agree that some teachers discuss other students information with other parents which I believe should be a matter between parent/teacher/student. But overall I think BSES is a good place for my child to be and that the majority of the teachers are doing a great job with my children.


Posted May 25, 2003

This school is too strict and the teachers talk bad about the students to other parents and act like they've never been to college.


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiency35%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female39%
Male27%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students33%
Limited English proficiency18%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students26%
Female25%
Male26%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female32%
Male34%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students36%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students27%
Female34%
Male19%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female34%
Male22%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female38%
Male32%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 52%
Hispanic 25% 14%
Black 24% 26%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Gus Gillespie
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Fax number
  • (919) 528-6130

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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201 East D Street
Butner, NC 27509
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