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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Van Buren School District is an above average, public school district located in Van Buren, AR. It has 5,888 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
2221 Pointer Trail E
Van Buren, AR 72956
Telephone
(479) 474-7942
Website

Van Buren School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1070
13 responses
Average ACT
24
496 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,888
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,983
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$58,573,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,529/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,747
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,700
National
$184,700

Van Buren School District Reviews

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The Van Buren School District has many available opportunities for their students, offering a variety of classes such as engineering, biomedical, accounting, home economics, and many more for their high school students. Van Buren's high school also offers college level classes such as AP and Concurrent classes getting students a head start for college. Van Buren's mascot is the very loyal pointer dog and the colors are green and white. During sporting events, the student section, also known as the Dawg Pound, dresses accordingly and cheers their hearts out for all to hear. The Dawg Pound is ran by a handful of students getting cheers and chants ready for the opposing team to hear. Overall, the Van Buren School District is an amazing place to learn, grow, and come back to!
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A great place for students to prepare for college and the workforce. It provides several pre-ap, ap, and concurrent classes to prepare the student for college or whatever comes next. This district provides several activities for students to be a part of, allowing for student involvement to be easy. The teachers really do care about the students, helping in any way possible. The district is constantly finding way to improve the system and make the schooling experience for the students to be better. It is a great place for your student to become involved in school and prepare for a good future.
A list of all the good teachers- Barker, Carlson, Albertson, and Seeger. Other then that none of the other teachers had high ratings. In fact I can personally say that Chelsey Abbot is one of the schools worst teachers and she shouldn’t have a job. It’s a 12th grade English class that doesn’t read or write because “the students really don’t like to do that”. No lie. 12th grade English class, the one that prepares the seniors for college. In stead of reading a book like Macbeth, we watched the movie with caption and called it “reading”. How lovely. I’ve never in my 12 years of school had a worse teacher.