Butler High School

Summary:

Butler High School is a public high school located in Matthews, North Carolina, serving 1,876 students in grades 9-12. As part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district, Butler High consistently performs above the district and state averages in End-of-Course (EOC) exams, particularly in Math III and English II. However, the school's performance in Math I lags behind the district and state averages.

Butler High School's student population is relatively balanced, with White (30.81%), African American (29.21%), and Hispanic (30.86%) students making up the majority. This diversity is notable compared to nearby schools like Providence High School, which has a much higher percentage of White students. While Butler High performs well for its African American and White student subgroups, the school's performance for its Asian and Hispanic subgroups lags behind. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Butler High has fluctuated in recent years, ranging from 21.17% to 35.13%, which is lower than some nearby schools like Rocky River High School and Independence High School.

Compared to nearby schools, Butler High School stands out for its consistent academic performance, maintaining a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past several years. In contrast, Rocky River High School has a significantly lower academic performance, ranking in the bottom 20% of North Carolina high schools. Meanwhile, Providence High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, with a higher percentage of White students and a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The nearby Levine Middle College High School also stands out for its exceptional performance in Math III and its unique model of allowing students to earn both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
       Matthews, NC  28105-4649


(980) 343-6300

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
284th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,714 Help


Feeder schools for Butler High School:

Elementary:    Crown Point Elementary
    Matthews Elementary
    Piney Grove Elementary
Middle:    Crestdale Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  18.9 Help
Number of students:  1,876

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
30.9%
White:
30.8%
African American:
29.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Butler High School ranks better than 54.6% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 9th among 28 ranked high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.48. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Butler High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (30.9%), White (30.8%), African American (29.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Butler High School is 18.9, which is the 15th best among 28 high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Butler High School is $8,714. 20 high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Butler High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Butler High School 284th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Butler High School in the ranking list.)

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 129th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Butler High School

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Rank History for all students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.84 195th 431 54.8%
2007 71.44 68th 453 85.0%
2008 70.80 64th 477 86.6%
2009 73.61 46th 490 90.6%
2010 63.12 153rd 499 69.3%
2011 70.09 83rd 506 83.6%
2012 60.07 147th 502 70.7%
2013 62.63 71st 505 85.9%
2014 63.89 97th 451 78.5%
2015 67.55 89th 531 83.2%
2016 59.75 105th 507 79.3%
2017 69.08 84th 476 82.4%
2018 62.91 129th 469 72.5%
2019 51.94 194th 514 62.3%
2021 54.96 243rd 594 59.1%
2022 58.61 241st 621 61.2%
2023 50.48 284th 626 54.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.90 44th 185 76.2%
2019 51.97 91st 195 53.3%
2021 36.09 125th 199 37.2%
2022 65.74 56th 226 75.2%
2023 66.31 66th 249 73.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.25 8th 147 94.6%
2019 52.17 59th 173 65.9%
2021 51.71 41st 124 66.9%
2022 71.13 13th 156 91.7%
2023 51.08 73rd 226 67.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.05 85th 424 80.0%
2019 47.16 154th 446 65.5%
2021 46.45 143rd 432 66.9%
2022 51.86 210th 544 61.4%
2023 42.38 295th 597 50.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.44 4th 17 76.5%
2019 46.05 24th 44 45.5%
2022 47.27 14th 34 58.8%
2023 73.92 7th 45 84.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.14 114th 449 74.6%
2019 51.28 194th 475 59.2%
2021 54.79 159th 475 66.5%
2022 61.27 217th 594 63.5%
2023 48.90 297th 588 49.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.42 152nd 349 56.4%
2019 74.67 39th 364 89.3%
2021 61.35 71st 334 78.7%
2022 76.16 33rd 330 90.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.45 88th 337 73.9%
2022 80.54 39th 398 90.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.89 164th 463 64.6%
2019 49.47 193rd 488 60.5%
2021 53.03 161st 481 66.5%
2022 55.16 235th 585 59.8%
2023 50.46 272nd 602 54.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.98 50th 77 35.1%
2019 26.28 72nd 89 19.1%
2021 39.54 60th 83 27.7%
2022 65.35 34th 91 62.6%
2023 34.90 71st 98 27.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.50 61st 359 83.0%
2019 57.28 85th 369 77.0%
2021 74.98 31st 364 91.5%
2022 61.87 115th 430 73.3%
2023 59.62 123rd 434 71.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.67 91st 340 73.2%
2019 51.65 110th 354 68.9%
2021 45.17 135th 370 63.5%
2022 48.59 187th 436 57.1%
2023 33.24 294th 449 34.5%
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Rank History for White students at Butler High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.75 81st 427 81.0%
2019 60.09 137th 444 69.1%
2021 66.47 97th 439 77.9%
2022 75.07 140th 534 73.8%
2023 75.20 135th 537 74.9%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Butler High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 929 562 81 26 6 n/a n/a 0 1604
1999 1121 646 88 31 5 n/a n/a 0 1891
2000 1148 642 79 38 6 n/a n/a 0 1913
2001 1153 708 62 43 3 n/a n/a 0 1969
2002 1351 486 53 50 4 n/a n/a 0 1944
2003 1351 486 53 50 4 n/a n/a 0 1944
2004 1484 435 65 59 5 n/a n/a 0 2048
2005 1641 444 76 79 5 n/a n/a 0 2245
2006 1721 522 87 91 4 n/a n/a 0 2425
2007 1687 472 109 114 8 n/a n/a 29 2419
2008 1671 484 112 133 9 n/a n/a 36 2445
2009 1686 543 119 151 10 n/a n/a 0 2509
2010 1573 476 118 166 12 n/a n/a 0 2345
2011 1219 527 111 249 7 0 58 0 2171
2012 1029 581 101 277 7 0 64 0 2059
2013 957 627 87 313 11 0 70 0 2065
2014 910 638 80 345 12 2 79 0 2066
2015 869 655 85 368 11 3 90 0 2081
2016 860 681 86 410 9 1 86 0 2133
2017 816 676 109 446 11 1 82 0 2141
2018 770 655 115 484 11 0 86 0 2121
2019 743 610 141 507 9 1 91 0 2102
2020 645 585 136 546 7 1 83 0 2003
2021 660 553 139 545 5 3 74 0 1979
2022 626 555 136 580 4 3 61 0 1965
2023 578 548 117 579 2 2 50 0 1876

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Butler High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1604 100.0 16.0 n/a
1999 1891 100.0 18.9 15.4
2000 1913 100.0 19.1 16.7
2001 1969 100.0 19.7 16.7
2002 1944 100.0 19.4 14.5
2003 1944 100.0 19.4 14.5
2004 2048 100.0 20.5 14.1
2005 2245 100.0 22.5 16.5
2006 2425 100.0 24.3 18.1
2007 2419 144.2 16.8 16.9
2008 2445 145.2 16.8 18.1
2009 2509 144.4 17.4 19.8
2010 2345 134.1 17.4 24.1
2011 2171 115.1 18.8 34.1
2012 2059 112.7 18.2 39.8
2013 2065 114.2 18.0 42.2
2014 2066 111.7 18.4 43.6
2015 2081 107.0 19.4 43.3
2016 2133 114.0 18.7 41.1
2017 2141 117.3 18.2 42.4
2018 2121 116.4 18.2 40.5
2019 2102 111.6 18.8 37.4
2020 2003 111.7 17.9 37.5
2021 1979 109.5 18.0 28.7
2022 1965 104.3 18.8 21.2
2023 1876 99.1 18.9 35.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Butler High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1604 100.0 16.0 n/a
1999 1891 100.0 18.9 15.4
2000 1913 100.0 19.1 16.7
2001 1969 100.0 19.7 16.7
2002 1944 100.0 19.4 14.5
2003 1944 100.0 19.4 14.5
2004 2048 100.0 20.5 14.1
2005 2245 100.0 22.5 16.5
2006 2425 100.0 24.3 18.1
2007 2419 144.2 16.8 16.9
2008 2445 145.2 16.8 18.1
2009 2509 144.4 17.4 19.8
2010 2345 134.1 17.4 24.1
2011 2171 115.1 18.8 34.1
2012 2059 112.7 18.2 39.8
2013 2065 114.2 18.0 42.2
2014 2066 111.7 18.4 43.6
2015 2081 107.0 19.4 43.3
2016 2133 114.0 18.7 41.1
2017 2141 117.3 18.2 42.4
2018 2121 116.4 18.2 40.5
2019 2102 111.6 18.8 37.4
2020 2003 111.7 17.9 37.5
2021 1979 109.5 18.0 28.7
2022 1965 104.3 18.8 21.2
2023 1876 99.1 18.9 35.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Butler High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $431 (4.9%) $8,282 (95.0%) $8,714

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Butler High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 194th of 514 High schoolsRanks 284th of 626 High schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Butler High School)64.453.4
 11%
   End of Course Biology (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)60.350.6
 9.7%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Butler High School)60.858.7
 2.1%
   End of Course English II (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)6160
 1%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Butler High School)59.242.6
 16.6%
   End of Course Math I (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)42.229.2
 13%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Butler High School)32.962.4
 29.5%
   End of Course Math III (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)50.259.2
 9%
   End of Course Math III (North Carolina)46.858.3
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21021876
 10.8%
African American610548
 10.2%
American Indian92
 77.8%
Asian141117
 17%
Hispanic507579
 14.2%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White743578
 22.2%
Two or More Races9150
 45.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.4%35.1%
 2.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Butler High School

Students at Butler High School are 31% Hispanic, 31% White, 29% African American, 6% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,876 students attended Butler High School.

Butler High School ranks 284th of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Butler High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Crown Point Elementary
Elementary : Matthews Elementary
Elementary : Piney Grove Elementary
Middle : Crestdale Middle


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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