Buder Elementary School
Buder Elementary School serves 393 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 393 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
- Minority Enrollment: 52%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MO
- Math Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 25-29% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Buder Elementary School's student population of 393 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Buder Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buder Elementary School is 0.66, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1678 out of 2091 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
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!
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.
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