Van Buren School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 5,531 students in Van Buren School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Van Buren School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Van Buren School District are Rena Elementary School, Northridge Middle School and River Valley Virtual Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Van Buren School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Van Buren School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Van Buren School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,080 Schools
# Students
5,531 Students
493,671 Students
# Teachers
392 Teachers
35,638 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Van Buren School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 255 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#101 out of 260 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Van Buren   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Van Buren   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Van Buren   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Van Buren   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.49
0.58
# American Indian Students
104 Students
3,122 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
150 Students
8,056 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
984 Students
64,608 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
13%
# Black Students
151 Students
100,781 Students
% Black Students
3%
20%
# White Students
3,818 Students
300,354 Students
% White Students
69%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
4,008 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
319 Students
12,730 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
100
16,843
# Students in K Grade:
348
36,826
# Students in 1st Grade:
371
36,667
# Students in 2nd Grade:
399
36,479
# Students in 3rd Grade:
418
37,371
# Students in 4th Grade:
404
38,497
# Students in 5th Grade:
412
38,538
# Students in 6th Grade:
427
36,264
# Students in 7th Grade:
429
36,300
# Students in 8th Grade:
439
36,505
# Students in 9th Grade:
433
37,639
# Students in 10th Grade:
446
37,147
# Students in 11th Grade:
447
35,322
# Students in 12th Grade:
448
32,988
# Ungraded Students:
10
285

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,327 is higher than the state median of $11,096. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,234 is higher than the state median of $10,945. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$63 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Van Buren   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$62 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Van Buren   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,327
$11,096
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Van Buren   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,234
$10,945
This chart display average spending per public school student in Van Buren   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Van Buren School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rena Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
720 Rena Rd
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3190
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #22.
Northridge Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
120 Northridge Dr
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3126
Grades: 6-8
| 616 students
Rank: #33.
River Valley Virtual Academy
Charter School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
821 Pointer Trail
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3165
Grades: K-12
| 34 students
Rank: #44.
Butterfield Junior High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
310 N 11th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-6838
Grades: 6-8
| 663 students
Rank: #55.
King Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 N 19th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-2661
Grades: PK-5
| 561 students
Rank: #66.
Van Buren High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Pointer Trail
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-6821
Grades: 10-12
| 1,268 students
Rank: #77.
Parkview Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
605 Parkview St
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-8730
Grades: K-5
| 431 students
Rank: #88.
Van Buren Freshman Academy
Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
821 Pointer Trail
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3160
Grades: 9
| 422 students
Rank: #99.
James R. Tate Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
406 Catcher Rd
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3130
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #1010.
J. J. Izard Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
501 N 24th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-3150
Grades: K-5
| 527 students
501 N 24th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3150
Grades: K-12
| 108 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 5,531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49

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