Butler Traditional High School

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Suda E. Butler Traditional High School
2222 Crums Lane

TypePublic Secondary
Motto"Have a great Butler day and remember to always to do the right thing."
School districtJefferson County Public Schools
PrincipalWilliam Allen
Enrollment1,683 (2016-17)[1]
RivalPleasure Ridge Park High School
YearbookThe Den

Butler Traditional High School is a high school in Louisville, Kentucky which follows the traditional school program.[definition needed]


Suda E. Butler High School opened in 1954. It was chosen in 1988 as the second high school in Jefferson County to offer the Traditional Program. In this program the standards of patriotism, morality, and personal integrity are stressed in a structured learning environment. The school has a strict dress code, discipline code, heterogeneous grouping, technology major, and college preparatory curriculum. It is the only school in JCPS to obtain and/or exceed its goal for CATS testing every year during the existence of the yearly examinations. They recently, in the 2009-2010 school year, added the Freshman Academy to their school. Within the next two or three years they plan on changing from the traditional semester to trimester schedule.

In 2009 it was a Host School for Superintendent Sheldon Burman's Superintendent's Student Advisory Council to discuss how JCPS can better prepare high schoolers for life after high school.

Butler Traditional won the Top School Award (WLKY's High School Cribs) in Kentuckiana from WLKY News 32 in 2007. It was also featured on WLKY High School Cribs again in 2009.


  • Football- Varsity/Junior Varsity/Freshman (2011 District and Regional Champions)
  • Boys Soccer (2007 and 2008 District Champions)
  • Girls Soccer
  • Swim Team
  • Boys Basketball (1981/2009/2010 6th Region Champions)
  • Girls Basketball (1975/1980/2008/2014/2016 Class 4A State Champions)
  • Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Cross Country (2017 State Champions)
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading (2009 State Champions)
  • Step Team
  • Dance Team (2014 & 2015 state champions)
  • Golf
  • Bowling (2009 District Champions A-Team)

Clubs and activities[edit]

  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Spanish Club
  • Quick Recall
  • Adopt-a-Bear Program
  • Marching Band
  • Concert Bane
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Colorguard
  • Winterguard (2014 Bronze Medal TriState Marching Arts)
  • Theatre
  • Gospel Choir
  • Chorus
  • Pep Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Drama Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • National Honor Society
  • Beta Club
  • Junior ROTC
  • Y-Club

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Butler Traditional High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-07-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 38°11′35.91″N 85°48′57.42″W / 38.1933083°N 85.8159500°W / 38.1933083; -85.8159500