King Elementary School

400 N 19th St
Van Buren, AR 72956
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
King Elementary School serves 561 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
King Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

King Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

King Elementary School's student population of 561 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students561 students
This chart display total students of King Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of King Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of King Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of King Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

King 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 King Elementary School is 0.60, which is more 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
#667 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of King Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of King 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)
34%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of King 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 Ratio18:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of King Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in King Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in King Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
34%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in King Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in King Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
53%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in King 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
6%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in King Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in King Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.600.58
This chart display the diversity score of King 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
35%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in King 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
16%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in King 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 King Elementary School is Izard Center For Learning (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Van Buren Izard Center For Learning Math: 11-19% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 108 students
    0.3 miles
    501 N 24th St
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 471-3150
    0.3 K-12 108
  • Van Buren J. J. Izard Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 527 students
    0.3 miles
    501 N 24th St
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-3150
    0.3 K-5 527
  • Van Buren Butterfield Junior High School Math: 46% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 663 students
    0.5 miles
    310 N 11th St
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-6838
    0.5 6-8 663
  • Van Buren Parkview Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 431 students
    1.0 miles
    605 Parkview St
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-8730
    1 K-5 431
  • Van Buren City Heights Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 367 students
    1.1 miles
    301 Mt Vista Ave
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-6918
    1.1 K-5 367

School Reviews

Review King 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
Participating in team sports has a great many benefits for children, there is no doubt. In this article you will learn what those benefits are.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?