Welcome to West Elementary School!

West Elementary, originally a junior high school, was built in 1969. With Butte facing school closures in the mid-1980’s, West was converted to an elementary school in 1986 when Butte adopted the middle school concept moving 7th and 8th grade students to the now East Middle School.

As with each school that comprises the Butte School District, the students at West enjoy great teachers who hold all students to the highest standards of learning. All students are challenged to meet or exceed the current standards of learning with the deeply embedded belief that all students can become life-long learners when given the building blocks for laying a solid foundation. The students, faculty, and parents are sources of encouragement and guidance for the accomplishments of their students scholastically, as well as in extracurricular activities.

Quick Facts

Principal: Pat Kissell
Grade Level: K-6
Enrollment Count: 413
School Hours:
K-2: 8:20 - 2:00
3-6:  8:20 - 3:00

Attraction/Focus: West Elementary School believes its success comes from its students, its parents and its teachers. The parents motto is “We’re all in this together” and so they working partnership hand in hand toward the betterment of the child. We create a warm welcome fun place to be. 

Average Class Size: 15:1

Teaching Staff: Approximately 71% of faculty members have advanced degrees.

Support Services:

  • Speech/Language Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist

Computer/Technology: 100% of all classrooms are networked and have access to high speed internet. 100% of teachers have email and voice messaging accounts. Smartboard in each classroom.

Networked Computer Ratio:
Student Ratio: 6:1

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