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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 6,573 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.
Address
110 Campus Lane
Butler, PA 16001
Telephone
(724) 287-8721

Butler Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1180
317 responses
Average ACT
26
60 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,573
Free or Reduced Lunch
38.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,630
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$92,979,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,507/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$66,037
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,000
National
$184,700

Butler Area School District Reviews

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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.
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Most teachers are easy to talk to and ask questions, but some are very hard to approach and act almost put out by requests for clarification. Certain classrooms would get a few degrees away from 100 degrees during the hot months, making it very difficult to concentrate in class. Students definitely sort into clique-y groups, but most are fairly open and it is not an extremely rigid system. There are plenty of clubs and activities to get involved in. The administration often makes decisions that students and parents are opposed to without much consideration. Funding is funneled into athletics over art programs.
Butler has great teachers, but there are a few who do not do their job. Overall, it is easy to see the faculty cares for the most part. The school does have a lot of issues and things that need fixed, but that comes from the lack of funding. The new school lunch provider is good, and they try to do special things such as having root beer floats on Fridays in a certain month. The guidance counselors are somewhat stretched thin. There are only three of them for about 1500 students, and they obviously do the best they can. Nonetheless, it can be hard to feel college ready in such a big school with limited resources.