2001 Pointer Trail
Van Buren, AR 72956
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Van Buren High School serves 1,002 students in grades 10-12.
Van Buren High School 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 34% (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 47% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,002 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in AR)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Van Buren High School's student population of 1,002 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,002 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
99 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Buren High School 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 High School is 0.52, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#557 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
21%
14%
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Black
2%
20%
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White
66%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Graduation Rate
90%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

What is the graduation rate of Van Buren High School?

The graduation rate of Van Buren High School is 90%, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Van Buren High School?

1,002 students attend Van Buren High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

66% of Van Buren High School students are White, 21% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Van Buren High School?

Van Buren High School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Van Buren High School offer ?

Van Buren High School offers enrollment in grades 10-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 10-12
  • Enrollment: 1,002 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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