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PK-6
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Arlington, TX
Students enrolled: 668
Before care: No
 

4 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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Butler Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted May 24, 2015
- a parent
Always looking for innovating ways to teach and engage their students, Butler teachers are gifted!

Butler Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted May 24, 2015
- a parent
Varies by grade. Depends on how you feel about homework as a parent. Some might think it's not enough; others might think it's too much!


Butler Elementary School
Develops respect: Agree

Posted May 24, 2015
- a parent
Parents are the primary teachers and modelers of respect, but Butler does well in encouraging this in students.

Butler Elementary School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted May 24, 2015
- a parent
Students, families and staff all participate in loving on the community and each other through various means - fundraisers for the local animal shelter, Christmas Angel Tree for kids in need, coat drive, lunch bunch, and allowing kids to exercise their own faith and values in encouraging and caring for each other.

Butler Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted May 24, 2015
- a parent
Students are encouraged to and rewarded for exhibiting character traits through the MVP of Character program. Kids in each grade who demonstrate such traits (i.e., caring, honesty) are invited to a special ceremony and lunch "on the stage" each month.


Butler Elementary School 5

Posted May 24, 2015
- a parent
Incredibly involved PTA and Dad's Club, unique academic and creative opportunities for students and outstanding teachers and administration. Butler students consistently score well on state academic assessments, but more importantly, are encouraged to be good citizens - polite, respectful, engaged, and active. From the fall carnival, Garden Club, Chess Club, Popcorn in the Park, Daddy-Daughter Dance, teacher appreciation events, Kindergarten Circus, talent show, book fair, Fun Run, Father-Son Frisbee Golf to fundraisers for the local animal shelter, Christmas angel tree, coat drive to field trips, engaged learning, smart classrooms and forward thinking educators - all combine to create an incredible learning environment. Butler is a very special place.

Butler Elementary School 1

Posted August 22, 2014
- a parent
Butler is a school that is best described as underachieving. My daughter has attended Butler for 5 years and is rarely challenged. The work provided to her is either worksheet or pulled from a workbook. I've met with teachers and they always point to their exemplary status. They haven't received this rating in several years. This school is about the adults rather than kids. Do a lot of research before enrolling here.

Butler Elementary School 5

Posted July 23, 2014
- a parent
Great school and hard working teachers! Second daughter is starting there now, as my first is going to 7th grade.


Butler Elementary School 4

Posted April 28, 2014
- a parent
Great School! A long tradition of parent involvement. Many long term teachers and an excellent school councilor in Ms. Davis. It was well worth the time to stand in line at 5am at the district offices to able to transfer to this school. Very stable neighborhood surrounds the school. It is worth it to pay a little extra for a house in this area.

Butler Elementary School 4

Posted March 24, 2014
- a parent
Butler is a school of very good teachers and wonderful parents who are engaged with their children. As one of the reviewers stated some of the teachers have been there a very long time but this is one of the things we love about the school. We like seasoned teachers who know what works with the children and not the latest fad from the district or the state. Sure the teachers teach to a test and to a point they have to. This is what they are measured on. It is no different than your boss giving you a standard or quota you have to meet. That is what you focus on. If you do not like this, take it up with the state, don't blame the teachers. The state is who requires these tests and every state school teaches to these tests to a certain degree. We think the principal, Stacie Humbles, is great. She is always up at the school and is very engaged and always available.

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Butler Elementary School
2121 Margaret Drive, Arlington, TX  76012
(817) 801-1010
Last modified Butler Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Butler Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top