Central Elementary School

501 N 24th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 448 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 448 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
448 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#561 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
14%
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Black
4%
20%
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White
66%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Elementary School's ranking?
Central Elementary School is ranked #561 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Central Elementary School?
448 students attend Central Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Central Elementary School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Elementary School?
Central Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Central Elementary School offer ?
Central Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Central Elementary School part of?
Central Elementary School is part of Van Buren School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 448 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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