Van Buren Independent School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 4 public schools in Van Buren Independent School District, serving 239 students. Van Buren Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
Public schools in Van Buren Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the Michigan public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 39% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Michigan.
The top ranked public schools in Van Buren Independent School District are Bert Goens Learning Center, Behavioral Education Center and Communitybased Transition Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is less than the Michigan public school average of 18:1.

Overview

School District NameVan Buren Independent School District
School District Websitehttp://www.vbisd.org
School District Phone Number(269) 674-8091
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MI)
# of Schools4 Schools3,757 Schools
# of Students239 Students1,472,768 Students
# of Teachers110 Teachers82,199 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:118:1

District Comparison

Van Buren Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 869 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 20% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#105 out of 869 school districts
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Van Buren Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Van Buren Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≤20%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Van Buren Independent   School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.490.52
# of American Indian Studentsn/a9,974 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students2 Students49,834 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# of Hispanic Students48 Students114,872 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
8%
# of Black Students14 Students260,793 Students
% Black Students
6%
18%
# of White Students163 Students978,273 Students
% White Students
68%
66%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a1,272 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students12 Students57,365 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - -
# of Students in Kindergarten:11116,645
# of Students in 1st Grade:9105,836
# of Students in 2nd Grade:8103,959
# of Students in 3rd Grade:13105,431
# of Students in 4th Grade:14107,990
# of Students in 5th Grade:18112,295
# of Students in 6th Grade:8112,491
# of Students in 7th Grade:20111,937
# of Students in 8th Grade:14114,598
# of Students in 9th Grade:12123,397
# of Students in 10th Grade:15121,183
# of Students in 11th Grade:13115,695
# of Students in 12th Grade:26117,255
# of Ungraded Students:584,056

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $208,138 is higher than the state median of $13,151. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $187,699 is higher than the state median of $13,281. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MI)
Total Revenue$50 MM$10 MM
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Spending$45 MM$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Van Buren Independent   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$208,138$13,151
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Van Buren Independent   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$187,699$13,281
This chart display average spending per public school student in Van Buren Independent   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Van Buren Independent School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Bert Goens Learning Center Special Education School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    701 South Paw Paw St
    Lawrence, MI 49064
    (269) 674-8091

    Grades: PK-12 | 115 students
  • Behavioral Education Center Special Education School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    30 South Walnut St
    Bangor, MI 49013
    (269) 427-7961

    Grades: K-12 | 54 students
  • Communitybased Transition Center Special Education School
    811 Hazen St
    Lawrence, MI 49064
    (269) 415-0270

    Grades: K-12 | 70 students
  • Van Buren Technology Center Vocational School
    250 South St
    Lawrence, MI 49064
    (269) 674-8091

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
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