Van Buren Elementary School

  • Van Buren Elementary School serves 224 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Maine state average of 10%.

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School Overview

  • Van Buren Elementary School's student population of 224 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students224 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Van Buren Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Van Buren Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall School Rank#476 out of 525 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Van Buren Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maine by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
91%
90%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Van Buren Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score0.170.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Van Buren Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRsu 88/msad 24 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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