337 Sparta Street
Spencer, TN 38585
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Van Buren County High School serves 404 students in grades 6-12.
Van Buren County 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

School Overview

Van Buren County High School's student population of 404 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
404 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Buren County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Van Buren County High School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#894 out of 1705 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Van Buren County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Van Buren County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Van Buren County High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
10%
Black
n/a
22%
White
99%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Van Buren County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score
0.02
Graduation Rate
≥90%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Van Buren County High School and public school graduation rate of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Van Buren County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Van Buren County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 404 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50% in TN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.02 (Btm 50%)

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