October 20, 2017
Van R. Butler Elementary School has been named a “School of Excellence” by the Florida State Board of Education.
To be eligible, schools had to receive a grade of A or B in each of the most recent three school years (2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17) and had to rank at the 80th percentile or higher for their school stype for at least two of the last three years. There are 347 elementary, 116 middle, 96 high, and 84 combination schools that qualified as schools of excellence. Qualifying schools shall retain the designation for up to three years.
Butler Elementary is one of five Walton County Schools, and the only elementary school in the district to earn this designation.