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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Butler Area School District is a public school district located in Butler, PA. It has 6,291 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Butler Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1230
131 responses
Average ACT
27
21 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,291
Free or Reduced Lunch
38.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,779
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,376/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$63,256
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,900
National
$184,700

Butler Area School District Reviews

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Overall, Butler Area School District is just your average public school. You have some teachers who care an awful lot about their students and want what’s best for you them. On the other hand you have the teachers who couldn’t care less about the students and do not prepare them for their future. The athletic department is far too focused on the football team (who hasn’t had a winning season in well over 15 years) and the basketball team (who is pretty decent). Comparing it to the schools in the surrounding area (Seneca Valley, North Allegheny, Quaker Valley), Butler does not look too good.
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I like the teachers that really seem to care about me and take the time to get to know me as a person. I am not happy with the bullying policy and the lack of help during bullying situations. I think mental health help should be a priority at the school with actual solutions to issues. The school is run down and needs to look like people care about the buildings, so very neglected. Administration needs to step it up and be more involved in the buildings that they work in. Bad teachers need to go and make room for teachers that care and want to work.
My experience within the Butler Area School District is an experience I will never forget. In high school especially, my school provided me with many opportunities to join clubs and organizations, such as Latin Club, Student Council, National Honors Society, and the Butler Golden Tornado Marching Band. Opportunities like these in Butler allowed me to flourish as a student and had helped me prepare for what is to come in my future. My teachers became more than my educators, they became my friends. The staff at Butler worked directly with their students to motivate and guide. Despite all the positives, Butler Area School District could use a couple changes. The school is not as sanitary as it should be, and the staff does little preparation to help prepare students for college.