821 Pointer Trail
Van Buren, AR 72956
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Van Buren Freshman Academy serves 422 students in grades 9.
Van Buren Freshman Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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 Offered
Grades 9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
422 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Buren Freshman Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#596 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9
  • Students: 422 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 50%)

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