244 reviews
  1. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Matthews, NC 28105
Telephone
(980) 343-6300

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
120 responses
Average ACT
26
63 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
  • Friday night football games
    35%
  • Drum Line Rally for Home Games
    21%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Dodgeball Tournaments
    10%
  • Mr. Irresistible reverse/drag pageant
    8%
  • School musicals
    6%
  • Softball games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,081
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,852/ year
National
$11,890
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses

David W. Butler High School Reviews

244 reviews
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Students have the option of choosing from a wide variety of AP or honors classes, participating in after school activities, and taking advantage of the assistance offered from the career center. Something I really like about Butler is that it's a very diverse school. We're right on the border between two districts, so we get kids from all over. The food is atrocious and students will have to quickly get used to seeing roaches, as most of the school is infested. The teachers are usually very good. They're knowledgeable, good at explaining material, and very willing to help students outside of class hours if they're struggling. Not every single teacher is like this, of course. Overall, Butler isn't a perfect, but I feel that it's negative qualities are vastly outweighed by its positive features.
I absolutely loved my high school and some days I wish I could go back! I played Lacrosse and ran Cross Country, each of which I held the position as Captain. I had a great group of friends who supported each other and would attend any games or events I was in and vice versa. The faculty and staff were always so helpful and very nice and I still have many relationships with past teachers and coaches. I would definitely choose Butler over again in a heart beat because I will never grow out of being a Bulldog!
I have no bad review for my high school experience! I loved Butler and everything it had to offer. I was involved in clubs, sports, Honor Society and every single one was advised by teachers. They would put in so much time and effort to making sure every student got an equal and outstanding high school experience.