Van Buren Freshman Academy

  • Van Buren Freshman Academy serves 422 students in grades 9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Van Buren Freshman Academy is 0.54, 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 School Rank (16-17)#395 out of 1008 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
37%
47%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
63%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
22%
13%
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Black
2%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Van Buren Freshman Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
64%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Van Buren Freshman Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Van Buren Freshman Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.540.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
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

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