Read what parents are saying about Buder Elementary School
Our experience has been very positive. Small, intimate and diverse school that values its students and families.
Posted by a parent on 3/15/2018
This is my child's first year at Buder. There's also been a complete overhaul of the administration at the school this year. So far, I am pleased. His teachers have been easy to contact and work with. Ms. Flores, the new principal, is absolutely amazing. I AM an involved parent who is pleased to see the new admin is working VERY hard to turn the atmosphere around, making it a positive one. The new family and community specialist, Ms. Gaskin, is absolutely AMAZING! She's done an awesome job of getting more parents involved, putting family nights together, and facilitating the formation of a PTO! I have 2 complaints: 1) it would be absolutely great if the teachers could post assignments, class news, upcoming class events, etc on the school's website for easy access. 2) the teachers are forced to use the district printing department (downtown) and are not getting their prints back in a timely manner. There's absolutely nothing they can do about it and it's in NO way their fault. The district needs to correct this problem.
Posted by a parent on 10/16/2014
I have seen may bad reviews for Buder which had me quite worried when I was told that is where my son would be attending preschool, as it was the closest to our home that offered special education. WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE I received when his teacher called me to introduce herself before school started. I was able to take him to school and watch a lot of the interaction between teachers and students throughout the day, as well as the administrative and nursing staff. I saw a lot of dedicated people who really care for the children they teach and make time to work with every one of them. She also called me to let me know how Aiden's first few days went and ease my worries as to his adapting to their unique class setting. Chris Russo is an amazing teacher and I feel very fortunate to have her as my son's teacher. We had some really bad issues with First Student Bus lines in the beginning , but with help from the staff at Buder- including the Nurse and some of St Louis School district's much overworked and under appreciated staff we are back on track. They went above and beyond.
Posted by a parent on 9/17/2012
A school is a reflection of their leader. When I entered the school to meet my child and met the principal in the hall she refused to even make eye contact with me. This has happened several times. She is totally not engaged with the parents and the students at the school. This is reflected in total morale of the school. Activities are not well attended as a result of not informing the parents in a timely manner. I understand that they made AYP but it was only because of students being coached while being tested. There are some good teachers but the leader does not recognize anyone but herself.
Posted by a parent on 5/8/2012
I think that it is a shame how only dissatisfied parents take the time to write a review. I think Buder is an excellent school. They made AYP last year!!! and have many activities. I am going to start a campaign to get the satisfied parents to take the time to write a review so the rating more reflects the qualities of the school.
GreatSchools ratings are based on test scores and additional metrics when available. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these schools. Learn more.
Saint Louis schools - Buder Elementary School is located at 5319 Lansdowne Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63109. Buder Elementary School is in the St. Louis City School District. Buder Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.