Van Buren School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 2 public preschools serving 1,016 students in Van Buren School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public pre schools in Arkansas.
Public Preschools in Van Buren School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the Arkansas public pre school average of 53%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 42% statewide average).
The top ranked public preschools in Van Buren School District are King Elementary School and James R. Tate Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public preschool average of 41% (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
2 Schools
302 Schools
# Students
1,016 Students
129,168 Students
# Teachers
60 Teachers
8,524 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Van Buren School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 150 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
0.55
0.60
# American Indian Students
21 Students
705 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
33 Students
1,560 Students
% Asian Students
3%
1%
# Hispanic Students
266 Students
19,936 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
15%
# Black Students
33 Students
25,685 Students
% Black Students
3%
20%
# White Students
626 Students
76,017 Students
% White Students
62%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,736 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
36 Students
3,529 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
100
16,300
# Students in K Grade:
143
22,313
# Students in 1st Grade:
151
20,845
# Students in 2nd Grade:
160
18,992
# Students in 3rd Grade:
153
16,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
150
16,538
# Students in 5th Grade:
159
12,249
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
4,640
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
78
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
94
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
33
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
29
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
25
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
35
# Ungraded Students:
-
28

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 Preschools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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

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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: 1,016 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55

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