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1245 N Van Buren St

Placentia, CA 92870

(714) 986-7100

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 631

Students Per Teacher: 29

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Van Buren Elementary School

My children attend VBE. Our best years have been K,1, and 3. All of the students participated in stage performances. All teachers were professional, kind, and understanding. Second grade for one of my kids was difficult because of an inflexible teacher, but I was spared her the next year. The new ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/14/11

I am a parent of a student of this school and I have to agree with a few of the previous posts on this school. I agree that this school cares about the children in this school and I give credit to the new principal, Ken Valburg. I have 2 children, 1 of shich is already an adult and went through a private ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/21/11

The school is very concerned with the students well being and teachers work to address students individuals needs.

Posted by a parent on 10/12/10

We were very disappointed with several teachers at Van Buren. They seemed to do the bare minimum. Many of the teachers at this school are cold and don't seem to truly love children. I observed one teacher roll her eyes at my son when he asked a question. Communication was lacking. Thankfully this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/23/10

Great school, teachers are very connected to the students.

Posted by a parent on 04/30/10

All three of my children have attended Van Buren Elementary School and two are now in College and the thrid is in 6th grade this year. Not only have my children attended this school but their dad did and so did his brother. This is an amazing school with caring and educated teachers. I'm going to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/21/08

This school is lacking in many many things. The PTA is small and inefective. They raise very little money- and do not supplement the science, art or PE programs as with other public schools in California. The school environment is detached- no sense of community. We also had problems with a bully. Van ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/09/08

Van Buren is an awesome school. My daughter 'graduated' to Kraemer Middle School last year. My son is in 4th grade. The PTA is small, but very active. The PTA president is awesome! Academics are challenging. 6th grade was tough for my daughter, but it may middle school academics a lot easier to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/12/06

I have two children currently attending Van Buren. We are very pleased with the quality of teachers. I feel the curriculum is creative and challenging. Most teachers we've dealt with are caring and communicate with parents often. Parent participation in our school is wonderful. We have a safe and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/05/06

We just moved to Yorba Linda because we heard that the schools are so great. Unfortunately I am not impressed with Van Buren. The communication is lacking, only one Newsletter all year, few flyers showing programs or upcoming events. My son went to a great school last year and I expected Van Buren to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/06

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Test scores for Van Buren Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Van Buren Elementary School
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Placentia schools — Van Buren Elementary School is located at 1245 N Van Buren St, Placentia CA 92870. 1245 N Van Buren St is in the 92870 ZIP code in Placentia, CA The school district for Van Buren Elementary School is the Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District. Van Buren Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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