Butler School Report Card
17 February 2022

Butler School Report Card

February 17, 2022

Dear Families:

Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at  https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2021/00260015.   

The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.  

Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school. 

The report card includes data on how our students performed on MCAS. The assessment was not administered in 2020 due to the pandemic so the data compares the 2021 results to 2019. Our focus this year has been on social emotional/mental health and academic recovery, while working to ensure that all students have a strong sense of belonging and a positive school experience that are connected to positive learning outcomes. We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our district. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.

Finally, if your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach,
  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver, 
  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. 

In Belmont, Butler and Wellington Elementary Schools receive federal Title I funds.

If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please feel free to contact me at 617-993-5550. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards,  visit https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/.    You can also access the Report Card for the district and all Belmont schools at our website: http://www.belmont.k12.ma.us/bps/Administration/MCAS-Testing-Report-Cards

Kind regards,

Julie Babson

Interim Principal, Butler School