Van Buren High School

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2001 E Pointer Trl

Van Buren, AR 72956

(479) 474-6821

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Grades: 10 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,150

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Van Buren High School

VBHS..Mu child was dropped from a class and made by the school to sign the consent agreeing to be dropped from the class. The school never contacted us to inform us. We found out the day it happened from our child. I called the school and requested he be put back in class and was told no because he may ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/07/14

As a current student at VBHS I have to say that I absolutely love my High School. They have an excellent music program. I am a former member of the band, I am going into the 11th grade I decided to get out because of the stress involved in marching band. I had the best biology teacher ever, Mrs. Gail ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/01/13

This school can be great or horrible depending on where your child ends up, with what teachers, in what social group, etc. I attended this school myself and found the administration to be severely lacking but the teachers to be excellent and I succeeded in school. My first two children didn't do as well. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/14/12

Very disappointed in the lack of communication from teachers and administration. Totally understand time constants in education; however, a number of parents are very frustrated with the lack of professionalism and responsiveness among some of the faculty and the administrative leadership at Van Buren..

Posted by a parent on 01/18/12

I'd like to say Van Buren is very well organized, I believe the faculty goes above and beyond to educated their students. With a new facility comes new opportunities and I look forward to seeing what the performing arts dept. has in store for us this spring. The athletics and AP programs are of high ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/26/08

Van Buren High School is one of the best schools in Arkansas. There are some really amazing teachers and the staff seems very student-oriented. The best thing about Van Buren is the music program. Mike Jones and Ron Smith do an AMAZING job with the band, which is arguably the best in the state. Kathy ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/26/08

I've been pretty satisfied with the education my son has gotten at VBHS. Can't speak directly to the question of principal leadership since I haven't had any personal experience with that. His teachers have been excellent; Gail Saifi and Steve Brodie in particular - they teach difficult subjects well ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/07

VBHS is the best High School in Arkansas, period. They are the State Champions in both Soccer and Band, the Van Buren Pointers Rock!!!

Posted by a student on 10/22/06

I am very proud of the Van Buren School District. My children have been blessed to have, for the most part, wonderful teachers and school facilities. My oldest child just graduated with high honors and has earned a full scholarship for his college, including room and board. Van Buren has much to offer ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/06/05

Kathy Hubbs, Gail Saifi, Ladonna Brewer, Mari Newby, Stephen Brodie,Quince Coleman, Tim McCutchen,Kevin Porter, Sandra Whittington, and Gary Deffenbaugh are major assets to the Van Buren School District. These teachers have influenced me in many ways and I would like everyone to realize how much the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/15/04

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Test Year: 2012
Van Buren High School
Van Buren School District
* In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Van Buren schools — Van Buren High School is located at 2001 E Pointer Trl, Van Buren AR 72956. 2001 E Pointer Trl is in the 72956 ZIP code in Van Buren, AR The school district for Van Buren High School is the Van Buren School District. Van Buren High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 10 - 12.
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