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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Butler High School is an above average, public school located in Butler, NJ. It has 499 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Butler High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
104 responses
Average ACT
27
17 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$95,917
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,312
National
$949
Median Home Value
$348,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally and Class Color Wars
    42%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Band night
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Mr. Butler competition
    8%
  • none
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
499
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,956
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,506/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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When I was in this HS it was a totally different experience than the current students have. We had a principal that was later accused of child abuse. The band was small but fun but all outside attention was placed on the football team. Unfortunately for us theater kids we had gotten the short end of the stick. Now from what I hear its a totally different and wonderful place. Good old BHS!
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Butler High School is a small, inoffensive school nestled in the hills of North Jersey and cradled by the Pequannock River. Its students are just trying to get by, and the teachers range between quirky, apathetic, or just simply sociopathic. The buildings themselves that make up the campus are old and slightly deteriorated, and no air conditioning exists in most rooms. The administration tries its best, but is simply too incompetent to perform well most of the time. Since Butler is a lower income area than the rest of the county, many students are rather prone to disruptive behavior and bullying, which the faculty takes an unfortunately lax stance on. Academically the school is nothing special, and manages to almost competently teach its students.
Butler High is a great school. Everyone is very encouraging and the students really seem to respect everyone. There are so many great teachers who care about how you're doing. They put in a lot of work to make sure they're teaching you what you need to learn. My experience in Butler is overall really good and I will definitely miss my time there.