About This School
In 2011, Buder Elementary School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Missouri average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Buder Elementary School Reviews
I am beyond impressed with Buder! I am so glad that my daughter attends this school! they really care about their students and go all out to help them! Thank you Buder!
I agree with the parent who posted on May 6th 2009 it's 2011 and not much has changed.
I have to respond to the comment from the previous parent. I have been a Buder parent since January 2002 and have/had 5 kids attend Buder. I would have no problems recommending this school to any parent in the SLPS district. This is one of the best elementary schools in this district with a wonderful staff. I have never had an issue with teachers contacting me with any issues that might have come up nor have I have had a problem getting teachers to return my phone calls or emails in a timely fashion. I currently have a 5th, 3rd and Pre-K enrolled at Buder and I can say that homework is NOT pre-made and is up to grade level.
As for the issue with the child being sick, in the fall of 2009 SLPS layed off many of the school nurses so this parent not being notified wasnt due to a lapse at Buder but due to us not having a full time nurse. We now have a very compasionate and professional nurse here full time.
Buder now has a wonderful playground that was installed in the Spring of 2009. The current principal worked very hard to get this playground installed and it has been a wonderful addition to the school.
Buder is wonderful school that I am proud to send me children to.
Teachers and staff are sarcastic, rude and unprofessional to students, parents, and relatives. Staff members refuse to return phone calls. Profanity is scratched into the bathroom walls. There is no play ground equipment, and "recess" a time for children to run around on a black top slab with nothing to do. Assignments to students are generic and sub par, possibly just pre-made assignments meant for younger children and downloaded off the Internet. No one is ever available to speak with, no matter the time of day you call. My fiance & I called collectively 10 times, with no response. Emergency contact documentation was lost 3 times over the course of 6 months, despite personally handing it to the office. My son had a 103 degree fever, but his mother and I were never contacted. It's no wonder St. Louis Public Schools have lost their accreditation. This is "school" is nothing more than a glorified Day Care center. I will be removing my son from this school at the end of the semester, and I will advise anyone else to do the same.