Butte Elementary



Butte Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Butte Elementary Students by Grade
PK 12
K 41
1 48
2 48
3 48
4 43
5 50
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Butte Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palmer, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 290 students in grades 1st through 12th. Butte Elementary is the 123rd largest public school in Alaska and the 42,064th largest nationally. It has 24.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 290
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 11.66
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 42,064th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 123rd out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 345th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 186th out of 381

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Butte Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 162
(56%)
6,767
(52%)
 Female 128
(44%)
6,238
(48%)

Butte Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 239
(82%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 42
(14%)
2,234
(17%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
332
(3%)
 Hispanic 4
(1%)
409
(3%)
 Black 1
(0%)
314
(2%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
162
(1%)

Butte Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 143
(49%)
8,698
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 115
(40%)
3,704
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 32
(11%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Butte Elementary is ranked 98th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Butte Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.7%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Butte Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 302
2006 294
2007 302
2008 318
2009 317
2010 301
2011 295
2012 290

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.4
2006 13.3
2007 12.9
2008 14.6
2009 14.4
2010 14.3
2011 16.4
2012 24.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.45033112582781
2006 0.4047619047619
2007 0.46026490066225
2008 0.43081761006289
2009 0.44479495268139
2010 0.43853820598007
2011 0.45423728813559
2012 0.50689655172414

Compare Butte Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,490.0% 24.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 50.7%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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