Butler Elementary School

945 South 18th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 424 students in grades 1-5, Butler Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 424 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Butler Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Butler Elementary School's student population of 424 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
424 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Butler Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Butler Elementary School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#1183 out of 1233 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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41%
64%
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42%
70%
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35-39%
63%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
13%
12%
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Black
8%
7%
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White
66%
73%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Butler Elementary School's ranking?
Butler Elementary School is ranked #1183 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Butler Elementary School often compared to?
Butler Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Duncombe Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
41% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend Butler Elementary School?
424 students attend Butler Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Butler Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Butler Elementary School?
Butler Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Butler Elementary School offer ?
Butler Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 1-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Butler Elementary School part of?
Butler Elementary School is part of Fort Dodge Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 424 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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