School Details

B.F.Butler Middle School

1140 Gorham St, Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-8973
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 & ungraded 516 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

40%
38%
65%
40%
41%
61%
15%
22%
51%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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 2013
  • Lowell School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
42%
67%
51%
49%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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 2013
  • Lowell School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
52%
71%
37%
36%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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 2013
  • Lowell School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
61%
78%
39%
42%
54%
14%
18%
39%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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 2013
  • Lowell School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

B.F.Butler Middle School is a public middle school in Lowell. The principal of B.F.Butler Middle School is Eilish Connaughton. 516 children attend B.F.Butler Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 80% of the 516 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at B.F.Butler Middle School is 12:1. Immaculate Conception School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 39%
Asian 26% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 29%
Hispanic 25% 24%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been going to this school from 5th to 7th so far and the teachers are great! I always stop to say hi to them on the way cause they're so nice ;D & when u get high honors honor roll or perfect attendence you gett to go on a field trip which is pretty fun! ] Theres school dances and those are fun too! So all in all Butler is a pretty great school! Go there!! D

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great ! The teachers are somewhat strict but not to the limit where it can torture the kids. My daughter goes to this school and she has been improving everyday! This school has great discipline rules and guidelines but it is still a fun school. I love hearing what my daughter has to tell me about her day at school because everyday she learns something new.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best school ever . They reward your child with honoroll fieldtrips and not lame breakfasts which can be at home. It encourages your child to try hard next time. Better then the other schools

  • (5 years ago)

    This School helped my daughter so much and Mrs.Carr my daughters teacher helped her the most and raised her grades.

  • (5 years ago)

    It an okay school.I love the basketball team.Also the education.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to this school from 5ht grade to 8th grade and I know that I never want to go back there. I also know that I will never have my children go here. I believe some of the teachers and even the principle play the favortism card with the students and that I do not approve. I believe all the students should be treated equally. For any adults planning on having their children attend the Butler please speak with other adults of students and see what you hear.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter had been in this school for the 5th and going to be the 6th grade. She had learn so much and she loves it there. She has made the high honor roll each term and she gets awarded and posted on the board. Its a great schoo.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is great for someone who wants their kids to get a great education. It is a very strict school I do agree but I have had three kids go there and all have done really well in school. If you are looking for school where kids can do whatever they want this is no the school for you but if you are lloking for a good school that educates their students this is the school for you.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a terrible school. Kids cant go to the bathroom at all they cant wear sweat shirts and they have to tuck their shirt in or they will get detention the school is just way too strict. All the teachers do is yell and say you have detention. It is the worst school ever. The teachers swear way to much so it is not a good place for children. I do not recomend this school to no one.

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