Van Buren Freshman Academy

Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Van Buren Freshman Academy serves 422 students in grades 9.
Van Buren Freshman Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Van Buren Freshman Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Van Buren Freshman Academy's student population of 422 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9
Total Students422 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Van Buren Freshman Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Van Buren Freshman Academy is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#354 out of 1008 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
22%
13%
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Black
3%
20%
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White
63%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.550.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVan Buren School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Van Buren Freshman Academy is River Valley Virtual Academy (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Van Buren River Valley Virtual Academy Charter School
    Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 2-12 | 34 students
    0.2 miles
    821 Pointer Trail
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 471-3165
    0.2 2-12 34
  • Van Buren Van Buren High School Math: 30% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 1,268 student
    0.7 miles
    2001 Pointer Trail
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-6821
    0.7 10-12 1,268
  • Van Buren Parkview Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 431 students
    0.9 miles
    605 Parkview St
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-8730
    0.9 K-5 431
  • Van Buren City Heights Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 367 students
    1.0 miles
    301 Mt Vista Ave
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 474-6918
    1 K-5 367
  • Van Buren Northridge Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 616 students
    1.1 miles
    120 Northridge Dr
    Van Buren, AR 72956
    (479) 471-3126
    1.1 6-8 616

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