School Details

Butler Elementary School

90 White St, Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 993-5550
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 & ungraded 351 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

71%
81%
58%
81%
89%
69%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Belmont School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
72%
54%
75%
79%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Belmont School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
89%
69%
78%
86%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Belmont School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Butler Elementary School is a public elementary school in Belmont. The principal of Butler Elementary School is Bruce MacDonald. 351 students go to Butler Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 13% of the 351 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Butler Elementary School is 15:1. Lowell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 4%
Multiracial 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 73%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 14%
Asian 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Butler Elementary was a gift to my son and I will be indebted to them forever. From Mr. McCallister down through the ranks the staff is top notch. Goldshine to Hannon to Filipi to Chan to Chiu five grades of pure gold. The Talent Shows the book fairs the international fairs with a breathtaking 26 countries represented the community that came together around a playground and a basketball court. Butler is a work of art.

  • (11 months ago)

    I was the PTA President for the Butler School for 3 years and consider it to be the best in Belmont. The single largest reason our MCAS scores are lower is because brilliant scientists and Drs are recruited to do research from the finest institutions and this is the district they choose to live in. Their children don't speak English when they get here but we force them to take a test only in English. We are multicultural school with the best Principals and teachers. Our children don't care about what anothers skin color or religion is....they just want to play and learn together. We represent several different countries and if we were the UN we'd have world peace. I like to think of Butler as an example to the world of how children can learn and exceed together working as a team sharing ideas and staying creative instead of just learning to memorize. I love and miss the school so much I'm tempted to adopt a youngster just so I can go back and be among such beautiful people again. ;-) My name is Anne Mahon and if you have any further questions I'm happy to provide you with answers. Google me and you'll find me.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the bets elementary school ever i am in 8th grade now but i rember how great it is the teachers and most of kids the after school program is great and fun and freedom(crafts playing board games gym or outside playground) thye kids choose what they want to do and it is a huge school and a nice neighborhood but really cold definitly the best school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Butler is a fantastic school with a vibrant multi-cultural community excellent teachers and an incredibly proactive principal. There is definitely a sense of pride and a welcoming community. I have two kids at the school and both love their school wholeheartedly.

  • (3 years ago)

    The Butler School fosters an amazint community spirit parents are very involved and teachers really seem to care.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our three kids have all attended this school and we are amazed at how much of a gem Daniel Butler continues to be for us. The smaller school size and demographics of the area seem to result in what we perceive a higher parent involvement. This results in a tighter community and better learning environment for the kids. Do not be shocked if your kid is reading by the end of Kindergarten!

  • (5 years ago)

    We love Daniel Butler!!!! Principal and the teachers were excellent. When you have a son who can read and write well just been in Kindergarten then you know the teachers are excellent. Thank you Mrs. Roddrick.

  • (6 years ago)

    Truly adapt to the learning ability of each child...excellent teachers and an outstanding principal (although he is retiring this year) - very multicultural too.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers the principal and the parents make this a wonderful school - a very involved and caring community.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's a wonderful school. The principal teachers and parents are fully committed in getting an excellent academic environment combined with lot of fun and friendship.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's the best school ever. Teachers are great and personal. And they teach too.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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