About Us

Friday, January 22, 2016 4:06 pm
About Us

Welcome to the James R. Tate Elementary web page. Our school is just east of the Van Buren City limits. It was established in 1984 when Kibler and Oak Grove schools were combined. Tate elementary has a dedicated faculty that serves students that are eager to learn. A well-rounded curriculum insures an education that is exciting and challenging as well as enjoyable for both students and teachers. Since James R. Tate is a K-4 school, it is the first step toward a successful and rewarding educational experience in the Van Buren School District and in life.

Schools Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grades: K - 5
School Colors: Black and gold
School Mascot: Tiger
School Creed:
Today I choose a higher road and a better way,
Always looking to the future.
Today I choose to learn all that I can, because
Everyday counts!

By holding myself in mind, body and character to a higher standard than anyone else expects, I will…

North Central Accredited, Core Knowledge Grant recipient.

Special Programs:
Art, Music, Physical Education, Reading Recovery, Instructional Support Teacher, Rise and Shine,Quiz Bowl, Walking Trail.

Computer Lab equipped with Smart Board, Larson Math and Compass software. Thirty station Google Chromebook cart located in the media center. Each classroom is connected to both cable TV and PrimeStar. Math students are provided calculators as needed. A computer is available in each classroom for instructional use, e-mail and Internet.

Parent Involvement Opportunities:
Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Parent Volunteer Program, chaperones for field trips, homeroom mothers.