Butte Elementary School

  • Butte Elementary School serves 282 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Butte Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

School Overview

  • Butte Elementary School's student population of 282 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students282 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Butte Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Butte Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#183 out of 465 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
15%
23%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
77%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
Two or more races
5%
11%
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Diversity Score0.390.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Butte Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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