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Van Buren Middle School

3
6 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
522
Type
Public
700 Louisiana Boulevard Southeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 880-3744

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Van Buren Middle School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

Community Reviews

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I am very pleased with the school.
Posted by a parent on 6/5/2017
We moved to ABQ from Edgewood, as it was closer to base and I was terrified at the reviews and reputation that Van Buren had in the past. I didn't want my two oldest sons to attend there but decided to give it a chance and I'm glad that I did! My oldest has not been on the honor role his entire Jr high years (6-8th) but this year he is on the honor role, has friends and genuinely enjoys his classes. In Edgewood, he was having to take Math labs to keep up and was being bullied constantly. My middle son is my more advanced child and is still challenged as a student. The teachers all have a genuine love for what they do and the students, which is rare these days. Mrs. Reiger is a wonderful principal who keeps her students in line. Given the previous situations, before she took over, I am glad that she is as strict as she is and has cut back on bullying and gang issues. We will miss her when she leaves and hope that the next principal can fill her shoes. Please give the school a chance, yes the dress code is strict. Honestly, I had an issue at first, but for the safety of my children it is worth it to make slight wardrobe changes. Isn't your child worth the safety precautions?
Posted by a parent on 2/11/2015
Perhaps you are the rude one dear parent and you are in denial about your behavior as well as your child's behavior. Van Buren is a great school with a great staff. They all go above and beyond to do what is best for students and their families. We thank them all!
Posted by a parent on 9/24/2013
MY SON HAS BEEN AT VAN BUREN FOR 3 YEARS AND I KEEP KICKING MYSELF WONDERING WHY I HAVE NOT SWITCHED SCHOOLS! HE IS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND HIS MATH TEACHER IS SO OUT OF TOUCH AND DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO HANDLE CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. TRIED TO GET HELP FROM THE SCHOOL AND ALL THEY DID IS MAKE EXCUSES FOR THEIR TEACHER. NOW THE PRICIPAL IS SO RUDE AND MAKES PARENTS FEE LIKE THEY ARE INVADING HER SCHOOL WHEN THEY STOP IN! i HAD TO DEAL WITH HER ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND SHE IS VERY VERY RUDE, SHE RUNS THIS SCHOOL LIKE IT IS A PRISON. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH BOOKS FOR ALL OF THE STUDENTS AND THE DRESS CODE IS SILLY. TAKE MY ADVICE AND DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL. LOTS OF BULLIES AND NOTHING DONE ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!
Posted by a parent on 12/20/2012
I have 3 of my children going to Van Buren and I also have a Sophomore in HIgh School who attended Van Buren for all 3 years of middle school. It really upset me to read the nasty comments people have about it. This school has helped all my children to reach their full potential from a child who started in special ed. to a child in regular ed. going towards gifted. The teachers and staff are wonderful and do everything in their power to help all the children be the best students and citizen they know they can be. Maybe if you had a bad experience here its because you looked on the outside instead of what was going on inside.
Posted by a parent on 5/17/2010

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Albuquerque schools - Van Buren Middle School is located at 700 Louisiana Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque NM 87108. Van Buren Middle School is in the Albuquerque Public Schools. Van Buren Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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