Award Year: 2015

Butler Junior High School

2801 York Road
Oak Brook, IL, 60523-2334

(630) 573-2760

Ms. Amy F Read, Principal at time of Nomination

Butler School District 53

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To provide the best educational opportunities for each student to achieve academic excellence, to develop the curiosity for life-long learning, and to demonstrate personal and social integrity.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 42%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 45%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Geometry is for enjoyment and challenge!

Geometry is for enjoyment and challenge!

Butler Junior High is beyond comparison in the staff’s collective mission to achieve meaningful and engaging learning experiences for every student. Our focus is on differentiation to ensure every child achieves his or her personal best. While small, our school is heralded for its many accolades related to high achievement and rigorous expectations. We are equally proud of our nurturing learning environment and parent partnerships.

Accolades: Yearly, Butler ranks among the top 10 in the state for its standardized test scores. Consistently honored as an Exemplary School, it has twice been named the best junior high by Chicago Magazine and has received the national Blue Ribbon Award in 2006.

High expectations: Families and staff hold themselves to the highest of standards. This has pushed the District to explore and invest in innovative curricular, technology, and professional growth. Professional growth and faculty collaboration occur at top levels.

Expansive curriculum: Butler offers an unusually rich, rigorous, and varied curriculum and extra curriculars that engage and challenge students. Electives such as art studio, STEM, graphic design, and broadcast communications encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Retreats foster teamwork, leadership and character.

Nurturing learning environment: ,Our environment allows students to feel safe. Students think creatively "outside the box," receive validation, and grow through service to others.

Community involvement: Parent involvement, staff collaboration, and community support are hallmarks of Butler. Despite its many accolades, Butler Jr. High strives to better itself and meet academic, social, and emotional needs so children flourish.