Van Buren Co High School

337 Sparta Street
Spencer, TN 38585
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Van Buren Co High School serves 375 students in grades 6-12.
Van Buren Co High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee 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 25% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50% in TN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Van Buren Co High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

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School Overview

Van Buren Co High School's student population of 375 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
375 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Buren Co High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,721 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Van Buren Co High School is 0.04, 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
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State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1076 out of 1721 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
13%
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Black
1%
21%
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White
98%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Van Buren Co High School's ranking?
Van Buren Co High School is ranked #1076 out of 1,721 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% TN state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% TN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Van Buren Co High School?
The graduation rate of Van Buren Co High School is 90%, which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 88%.
How many students attend Van Buren Co High School?
375 students attend Van Buren Co High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Van Buren Co High School students are White, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Van Buren Co High School?
Van Buren Co High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 15:1.
What grades does Van Buren Co High School offer ?
Van Buren Co High School offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Van Buren Co High School part of?
Van Buren Co High School is part of Van Buren County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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