Van Buren Elementary School

9501 Jurupa Rd.
Riverside, CA 92509
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Van Buren Elementary School serves 592 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Van Buren Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Van Buren Elementary School's student population of 592 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
592 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Buren Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Van Buren Elementary School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#8406 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
92%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
5%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 592 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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