Buder Elementary School

5319 Lansdowne Ave,

St Louis, MO, 63109-2311

Tel: (314)352-4343
Grades: PK-5

396 students

Buder Elementary School serves 396 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% 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.

Overview

The student population of 396 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 396 students
Buder Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 58% Male / 42%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Buder Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Buder Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Buder Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
2%
Buder Elementary School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
6%
5%
Buder Elementary School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
23%
18%
Buder Elementary School Black (1992-2012)
White
66%
73%
Buder Elementary School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Buder Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Buder Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.51 0.43
Buder Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
69%
39%
Buder Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
3%
7%
Buder Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 36,767 students has grown by 34% over five years.
School District Name St. Louis City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
79
2
Number of Students Managed 36,767 575
St. Louis City School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $401 MM $6 MM
St. Louis City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $457 MM $6 MM
St. Louis City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,608 $8,810
St. Louis City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,675 $8,968
St. Louis City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Community Access Job Training High School (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Busch Ms Character & Athletics Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kennard/classical Junior Acad. Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended May 11, 2009 - 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

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