James R. Tate Elementary School

406 Catcher Rd
Van Buren, AR 72956
(School attendance zone shown in map)
James R. Tate Elementary School serves 455 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
James R. Tate 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

James R. Tate Elementary School's student population of 455 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students455 students
This chart display total students of James R. Tate Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of James R. Tate Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of James R. Tate Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of James R. Tate Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

James R. Tate Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James R. Tate Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#586 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of James R. Tate Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of James R. Tate Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in James R. Tate Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
4%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
16%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
5%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
73%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James R. Tate Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.440.58
This chart display the diversity score of James R. Tate Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James R. Tate Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVan Buren School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to James R. Tate Elementary School is Izard Center For Learning (3.4 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review James R. Tate Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about why technical public high schools are earning attention for their unique career-training opportunities.
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Some educators and community leaders are pushing for more math and science at the high school level. Is the move really necessary and if so, how do schools get students more interested in these STEM subjects?