James R. Tate Elementary School

James R. Tate Elementary School serves 420 students in grades PK-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
James R. Tate Elementary School operates within the Van Buren School District.

Overview

The student population of 420 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-4
Total Students 420 students
James R. Tate Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
James R. Tate Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade James R. Tate Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
James R. Tate Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
1%
James R. Tate Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
13%
10%
James R. Tate Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
22%
James R. Tate Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
77%
64%
James R. Tate Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.30
James R. Tate Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
65%
52%
James R. Tate Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
9%
James R. Tate Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,002 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Van Buren School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed 6,002 938
Van Buren   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $57 MM $9 MM
Van Buren   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $58 MM $10 MM
Van Buren   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,575 $9,870
Van Buren   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,650 $10,243
Van Buren   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Van Buren High School (4.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Central Middle School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is J. J. Izard Elementary School (3.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Van Buren J. J. Izard Elementary School
    501 North 24th St
    Van Buren , AR , 72956
    (479)474-3150
    3.4  mi  |  340  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Van Buren Central Middle School
    913 North 24th St
    Van Buren , AR , 72956
    (479)474-7059
    3.4  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Van Buren King Elementary School
    Magnet School
    400 North 19th St
    Van Buren , AR , 72956
    (479)474-2661
    Magnet School
    3.6  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Van Buren Van Buren High School
    2001 Pointer Trail
    Van Buren , AR , 72956
    (479)474-6821
    4.1  mi  |  1275  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Van Buren Butterfield Junior High School
    310 North 11th St
    Van Buren , AR , 72956
    (479)474-6838
    4.1  mi  |  728  students  |  Gr.  7-9

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Did You Know?
Van Buren, AR public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.38, which is higher than the Arkansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Van Buren is J. J. Izard Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.