Van Buren School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 4 public middle schools serving 1,421 students in Van Buren School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public middle schools in Arkansas.
Public Middle Schools in Van Buren School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the Arkansas public middle school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Van Buren School District are Northridge Middle School, River Valley Virtual Academy and Butterfield Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public middle school average of 36% (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
4 Schools
344 Schools
# Students
1,421 Students
139,755 Students
# Teachers
130 Teachers
11,285 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Van Buren School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 250 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
0.55
# American Indian Students
27 Students
877 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
41 Students
2,136 Students
% Asian Students
3%
1%
# Hispanic Students
231 Students
17,897 Students
% Hispanic Students
16%
13%
# Black Students
38 Students
25,442 Students
% Black Students
3%
18%
# White Students
982 Students
89,054 Students
% White Students
69%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,139 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
101 Students
3,210 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
396
# Students in K Grade:
2
369
# Students in 1st Grade:
4
366
# Students in 2nd Grade:
10
379
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7
437
# Students in 4th Grade:
7
793
# Students in 5th Grade:
6
5,990
# Students in 6th Grade:
427
20,206
# Students in 7th Grade:
429
36,300
# Students in 8th Grade:
439
36,505
# Students in 9th Grade:
16
16,884
# Students in 10th Grade:
16
7,411
# Students in 11th Grade:
24
7,092
# Students in 12th Grade:
33
6,574
# Ungraded Students:
1
53

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 Middle Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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
501 N 24th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3150
Grades: K-12
| 108 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: 1,421 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • 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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