Butler Elementary School

1701 South MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 525-3201
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 336 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

30%
44%
56%
49%
46%
55%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Springfield School District 186 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
55%
64%
37%
48%
56%
54%
66%
76%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Springfield School District 186 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
54%
64%
56%
48%
58%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Springfield School District 186 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Butler Elementary School is a public elementary school in Springfield. The principal of Butler Elementary School is Tracy Gage. 336 students go to Butler Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.4% of the Butler Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 336 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 52% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Butler Elementary School is 14:1. Blessed Sacrament is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 38%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.6% %
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 52% 57%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 62% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I've went to this school since 3rd grade to the middle of 5th and I've made many friends since. I think the teaching and learning is pretty good. There has been some bullying for me but the principal and everyone has fixed that. But there is no harm or anything

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attended Butler for her entire elementary education and I found that the teachers and the priniciple genuinely care about their students. There is a bit of bullying that has occurred but no school is perfect.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a parent of a former student and a former student myself I still find Butler Elementary the best of the best. The education is consistent to what the children need to compete in the 'real' world. My child is now in high school and taking the world by storm with high academic achievement. He would never have done so well if it weren't for the great teaching in the elementary school level at Butler.

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