Van Buren Elementary School

169 Main Street Suite 101
Van Buren, ME 04785
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Van Buren Elementary School serves 195 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Van Buren Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maine 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 15-19% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 36%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American Indian and Black), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Van Buren Elementary School's student population of 195 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
195 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Buren Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 524 schools in Maine (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 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#482 out of 524 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
90%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 195 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19 (Top 30%)

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