PROFICIENCY 14% 52% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
24%Van Buren

James R. Tate Elementary. School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "VAN BUREN SCHOOL DISTRICT" in Van Buren, AR. There are a total of 420 students and 29 teachers at James R. Tate Elementary. School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 287 free lunch students and 53 reduced lunch students.

James R. Tate Elementary. School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 13.5%, which is 52% lower than the Arkansas average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch287
Reduced lunch53


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At James R. Tate Elementary. School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

5<= 10%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

5<= 10%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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James R. Tate Elementary. School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 79.6% 71.4% 64.2% 51.1%
African American 3.8% 2.6% 19.7% 15.9%
Asian 2.4% 2.9% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 11.1% 15.3% 11.3% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.7% 1.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 5.9% 1.9% 3.1%

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J. J. Izard Elementary School27%2.9Van Buren, AR
King Elementary School22%3.2Van Buren, AR
Butterfield Junior High School22%3.6Van Buren, AR
Van Buren High School22%3.6Van Buren, AR
Parkview Elementary School22%4.2Van Buren, AR
City Heights Elementary School35%4.3Van Buren, AR
Alma High School29%5.0Alma, AR
Alma Intermediate School26%5.2Alma, AR
Spradling Elementary School18%5.2Fort Smith, AR
Sutton Elementary School19%5.4Fort Smith, AR
Northridge Middle School27%5.4Van Buren, AR
Dora Kimmons Jr. High School20%5.6Fort Smith, AR

Van Buren demographics profile

StatisticVan BurenArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)1,5075591
Median age33.737.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)63%58%55%
Speak English86%93%79%
Speak Spanish11%5%13%

Education level achieved in Van Buren

IndexVan BurenArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade80.4%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college49.4%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.6%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.1%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The James R. Tate Elementary. School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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