Buder Elementary School

5319 Lansdowne Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63109
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Buder Elementary School serves 374 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Buder Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Buder Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Buder Elementary School's student population of 374 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
374 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Buder Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Buder Elementary School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1864 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
8%
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Black
27%
15%
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White
51%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buder Elementary School's ranking?
Buder Elementary School is ranked #1864 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Buder Elementary School often compared to?
Buder Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Classical Jr. Acad., Mallinckrodt A.b.i. Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Buder Elementary School?
374 students attend Buder Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Buder Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Buder Elementary School?
Buder Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Buder Elementary School offer ?
Buder Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Buder Elementary School part of?
Buder Elementary School is part of St. Louis City School District.

School Reviews

5   12/31/2020
Buder is amazing! The teachers make real connections with students and are extremely helpful during the pandemic! My child is happier here than any other place they''ve attended!
- Posted by Parent - Parent
2   5/11/2009
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 - Astro

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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