Buder Elementary School

Buder Elementary School serves 383 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
Buder Elementary School operates within the St. Louis City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 383 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 383 students
Buder Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Buder Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Buder Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Buder Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Buder Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
2%
Buder Elementary School Asian Students (1992-2014)
Hispanic
6%
5%
Buder Elementary School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
31%
16%
Buder Elementary School Black Students (1992-2014)
White
61%
73%
Buder Elementary School White Students (1992-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Buder Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.53 0.22
Buder Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
76%
42%
Buder Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Buder Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,017 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,177 is higher than the state average of $9,469. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,725 is higher than the state average of $9,562. The district spending/student has grown by 34% over four years.
School District Name St. Louis City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
78
2
Number of Students Managed 27,017 586
St. Louis City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $399 MM $6 MM
St. Louis City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $414 MM $6 MM
St. Louis City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $15,177 $9,469
St. Louis City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $15,725 $9,562
St. Louis City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Gateway Science Acad/mid/high (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gateway Science Acad/mid/high (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kennard/classical Junior Acad. Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Saint Louis Kennard/classical Junior Acad. Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 391 students5031 Potomac
    Saint LouisMO 63139
    (314)353-8875
    0.7PK-5391
  • Saint LouisMallinckrodt A.b.i. Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 290 students6020 Pernod Ave
    Saint LouisMO 63139
    (314)352-9212
    0.8PK-5290
  • Saint LouisGateway Science Acad/mid/high
    Charter School
    0.9 miles | Grades: 6-10 | 331 students5049 Fyler Ave
    Saint LouisMO 63139
    (314)261-4361
    0.96-10331
  • Saint LouisSt. Louis Charter School
    Charter School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 902 students5279 Fyler Ave
    Saint LouisMO 63139
    (314)645-9600
    0.9KG-8902
  • Saint LouisBusch Ms Character Athletics Middle School
    Magnet School
    1 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 330 students5910 Clifton Ave
    Saint LouisMO 63109
    (314)352-1043
    16-8330

School Reviews

Teachers and staff are sarcastic, rude and unprofessional to students, parents, and relatives. Staff members refuse to return phone calls. Profanity is scratched into the bathroom walls. There is no play ground equipment, and "recess" a time for children to run around on a black top slab with nothing to do. Assignments to students are generic and sub par, possibly just pre-made assignments meant for younger children and downloaded off the Internet. No one is ever available to speak with, no matter the time of day you call. My fiance & I called collectively 10 times, with no response. Emergency contact documentation was lost 3 times over the course of 6 months, despite personally handing it to the office. My son had a 103 degree fever, but his mother and I were never contacted. It's no wonder St. Louis Public Schools have lost their accreditation. This is "school" is nothing more than a glorified Day Care center. I will be removing my son from this school at the end of the semester, and I will advise anyone else to do the same.
- Posted by Parent, 05/11/09

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