Van Buskirk Elementary School

  • Van Buskirk Elementary School serves 276 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Van Buskirk Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Van Buskirk Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Van Buskirk Elementary School's student population of 276 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students276 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Van Buskirk Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Van Buskirk Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank#943 out of 2111 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
3%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
93%
45%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
3%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score0.130.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTucson Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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