LearnBoost welcomes Sr Butler High School
Butler High School's mission is as follows: In partnership with parents and community, S. R. Butler High School is committed to providing opportunities which foster high academic standards and encourage lifelong learning. We strive to empower students to reach their potential as responsible and productive members of society.
Butler's mascot is the Rebel.
Butler is currently on the list of schools in Alabama who failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals through the No Child Left Behind Act with little over half of their seniors graduating... like most other high schools in the country due to increasing dropout rates and transferes. Butler missed the required AYP goal by one point. Attendance has improved, but one of Butlers main problems is students individual classroom attendance(2005-2006). In recent years Butler has shown improvement in testing and attendance. The school year of 2009-2010 is expected have met the AYP by both attendance and graduation.http://www.hsv.k12.al.us/schools/high/bhs/SCHOOLWIDE%2010-15-07%20pdf.pdf School Improvement Plan]</ref>[verification needed]
S. R. Butler started Butler Training School in 1908 and operated it until 1914. From 1914 until 1929 this building served as the Wills-Taylor School for boys and girls. The city then bought it and made it the Huntsville Junior High School. Now it is a parking lot for the Annie Merts Center for school administration. The first Butler High School was built in 1954 and was originally intended to also serve as a fallout shelter for the surrounding area in the case of a nuclear attack. Its proximity to Redstone Arsenal Army Base made the area a likely target during the Cold War.
The current S.R. Butler High School was built in the late 1960s with the first graduating class in 1968. The old Butler was renamed Stone Middle School and is located at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Governors Drive and was remodled after a suspicious fire destroyed much of the old school. The current Butler H.S. is located on Holmes Ave.
Butler's basketball team, coached by Jack Doss, won the 2008 5A State Championship on Friday, February 29, defeating Parker High School 66-59 at the BJCC. Butler has won the most championships in the city with four - in 1966 under coach Cotton Rogers and in 2004, 2005 and 2008 under Jack Doss.
As a result of shifting populations in Huntsville and in an effort to find ways to save money, the Huntsville City School Board commissioned a Joint Facility Utilization Task Force. Butler High School was determined to be operating at approximately 35% capacity. The recommendation of the task force was that the Huntsville City School system find a way to relocate ancillary school system activities to Butler. The task force made its recommendation for Butler and various other schools in the system and the Huntsville City Board of Education voted to adopt and approve the findings on September 2, 2008.
- Acad For Science & Foreign Language
- Blossomwood Elementary School
- Challenger Elementary School
- Challenger Middle School
- Chapman Elementary School
- Columbia High School
- Comm Intensive Treatment Youth
- Ctr For Dev Learning
- Davis Hills Middle School
- East Clinton Elementary School
- Farley Elementary School
- Hampton Cove Elem
- Hampton Cove Middle School
- Highlands Elementary School
- Huntsville Ctr For Tech
- Huntsville High School
- Huntsville Middle School
- Jo Johnson High School
- Jones Valley Elementary School
- Lakewood Elementary School
- Lee High School
- Louis J Morris Elementary School
- Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School
- McDonnell Elementary School