Van Buren Freshman Academy

821 Pointer Trail
Van Buren, AR 72956
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Van Buren Freshman Academy serves 442 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 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9
  • Enrollment: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Van Buren Freshman Academy's student population of 442 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
442 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Buren Freshman Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Van Buren Freshman Academy is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#427 out of 993 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
21%
14%
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Black
3%
20%
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White
67%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Van Buren Freshman Academy's ranking?
Van Buren Freshman Academy is ranked #427 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Van Buren Freshman Academy?
442 students attend Van Buren Freshman Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Van Buren Freshman Academy students are White, 21% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Van Buren Freshman Academy?
Van Buren Freshman Academy has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Van Buren Freshman Academy offer ?
Van Buren Freshman Academy offers enrollment in grades 9 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Van Buren Freshman Academy part of?
Van Buren Freshman Academy is part of Van Buren School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9
  • Enrollment: 442 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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