Van Buren School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 3 public high schools serving 2,045 students in Van Buren School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in Arkansas.
Public High Schools in Van Buren School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Arkansas public high school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 44% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Van Buren School District are River Valley Virtual Academy, Van Buren High School and Van Buren Freshman Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Van Buren School District have a Graduation Rate of 89%, which is more than the Arkansas average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Van Buren High School, with 90% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Arkansas or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public high 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
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
3 Schools
362 Schools
# Students
2,045 Students
179,064 Students
# Teachers
184 Teachers
17,515 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Van Buren School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 249 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 2020-2021 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
0.53
0.58
# American Indian Students
35 Students
1,078 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
n/a
# Asian Students
60 Students
2,989 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
380 Students
24,770 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
14%
# Black Students
64 Students
33,503 Students
% Black Students
3%
19%
# White Students
1,351 Students
109,538 Students
% White Students
66%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
1,726 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
153 Students
5,460 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
46
# Students in K Grade:
39
572
# Students in 1st Grade:
37
603
# Students in 2nd Grade:
49
658
# Students in 3rd Grade:
33
634
# Students in 4th Grade:
41
658
# Students in 5th Grade:
32
715
# Students in 6th Grade:
43
1,361
# Students in 7th Grade:
56
12,055
# Students in 8th Grade:
59
17,791
# Students in 9th Grade:
439
37,426
# Students in 10th Grade:
434
37,100
# Students in 11th Grade:
389
35,524
# Students in 12th Grade:
383
33,799
# Ungraded Students:
11
122

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,378 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,454. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,285 is higher than the state median of $11,200. 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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$62 MM
$11 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 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,378
$11,454
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,285
$11,200
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Van Buren School District Public High Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 649 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 1,002 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 394 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Van Buren School District
  • 2221 POINTER TRAIL E, VAN BUREN, AR, 72956
  • (479) 474-7942
  • vbsd.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,045 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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