St. Louis City Schools

Buder Elementary


  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • 377 Students
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • Methodology: Project Construct
  • School Day: 8:05am – 3:02pm
  • Extended Care: 7am – 5:30pm
  • Opened in 1921
  • Recipient of a "Dancing Classrooms" grant, building self esteem and social awareness through learning social dance
  • All 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th graders learn with an iPad at school. All students have access to computer software; IXL, Scootpad, and RazKids. All students have access to Storia by Scholastic which is over 2,000 ebooks for Preschool-6th grade students.
  • Students participate in monthly PBIS incentive activities to promote the Buder Bulldog Expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Buddy.
  • Principal meets weekly with teachers to review data, discuss assessments and student learning
  • There are 5 (free) full day preschool classrooms
  • Extracurriculars: Girls On The Run, Intramural sports
  • Gifted Education: Gifted services offered via pull-out
  • Special Education: Self-contained cross category Special Education
  • Parent Involvement: Parent Volunteers assist in classrooms and help with fruit and vegetable program


Reviews (3)

  • Small school with heartParent 03/15/2018
    Great extracurriculars, diverse, dedicated staff, motivated administration
  • Dedicated science roomParent 10/10/2017
    This is a wonderful neighborhood school. The kids in 3-5 get pulled out for hands on science class once a day. The teachers all really care about the kids. Very diverse!
  • We love Buder!Parent 08/27/2017
    My oldest started here in the pre-k program, we loved so much we decided to stay for kindergarten. Buder highly values diversity and sense of community. The principal, faculty, and staff are extremely receptive to parent input and collaboration. I look forward to sending all three of my children to this hidden gem.
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  • Highly Diverse Racially


This School SLPS Avg
70% 7.1% 74.6% 1.5%
In 2016, earned 70% of possible APR/MSIP points
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Test Scores

This School SLPS Avg State Avg
38.5% 31.4% 55.8%
In 2016, 38.5% of students tested Proficient or Above
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