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Butler Acres Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 410 students

 
 

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Posted April 18, 2006

Butler Acres has been a wonderful school for my two children. The principal and staff are very supportive and always ready to listen and help when needed. The school offers a varity of extra activities such as music, p.e, library and orchastra. The PTO is also great and provides a lot of fun activities through the year. Maybe the only thing that would make it a little better would be nicer playgrounds, but otherwise I have found it to be a great school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2006

The quality of education at this school is superb. The teachers are of a very high caliber and truly commit to teaching their students. The school does an excellent job at meeting state standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2005

Butler Acres is a supportive school that works intentionally to ensure a positive, and community based learning environment for the yongest of Kelso School District. Class sizes have been kept to under 24 students 1-3rd grades. This helps to create a small learning environment that brings these children to the center of their learning, and makes disciplinary issues less of a hinderance to thiw process. The class sizes gradually increase 4th and 5th grades to a cap at 28. This brings the numbers up so that the transition to the middle school loads of 31 per class is not so overwhelming to the student. My children have been treated with great care at BA and the administration is an advocate for the children as well as very responsive to the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

My two grandchildren that I'm raising have been going to Butler Acres for 3 years. It has a wonderful environment for education. The teachers are great and are always willing to discuss any concerns that you may have with your childs education, and learning process. My son who is in Coweeman this year loved all of his teachers at Butler Acres. The teachers helped prepare him for Junior High, where he has been on the honor roll every quarter. My daughter has blossemed at Butler Acres, and I couldn't be happier with the teachers that she has had. She will be moving onto Coweeman next year and I believe that Butler Acres has prepared her for the journey. If you are moving into Cowlitz county and looking for a good school for your children, I would recommend you check into Butler Acres for their education needs. See what they have to offer.
—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.

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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 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students75%
Female69%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income63%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income59%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income68%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female86%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income68%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income56%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income68%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income71%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income78%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 249%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 75%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1609 Burcham St
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 501-1600

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