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Tate Elementary School

406 Catcher Road
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-3130
Fax: (479) 471-3158

Principal: Robert Childers
Counselor: Kathy Smith
Secretary: Amanda Bowen

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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
Every day counts!
By holding myself in mind, body and character to a higher standard than anyone else expects,
I will Earn My Stripes!

Mission Statement:
We believe that by building self-esteem through Character Education, Tate students will attain their full potential and face the future with self-confidence, while promoting lifelong learning and strong knowledge of the world around them.

School Year: 2015-2016
Grade 05: 69
Grade 04: 65
Grade 03: 68
Grade 02: 61
Grade 01: 69
Kindergarten: 73

Enrollment: 445
Attendance: 94%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 13/1
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Student Gender

Meal price status for students

Special Education: 0%
Gifted and Talented: 0%
ESL: 11.01%

Teachers - Regular Education: 86%
Teachers - Special Education: 14%

North Central Accredited, Core Knowledge Grant recipient.

Special Programs:
Rise and Shine, Title I School-Wide Program, Music, Physical Education, Instructional Support Teacher, Quiz Bowl, Reading Recovery, ESL, Art.

Twelve station media lab in the media center plus Compass Learning Lab. Library has an online card catalogue and a big screen television. 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. A Smart Board is available for classroom use. Computer/DVD projection display system available in cafeteria

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

Elementary Schools:

City Heights Elementary
King Elementary
Parkview Elementary
Rena Elementary
Tate Elementary
Central Elementary School

Middle Schools:

Northridge Middle School
Butterfield Middle School

VBHS Freshman Academy

Coleman Campus

Senior High School:

Van Buren High School

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Center For Art & Education
NCA Van Buren School District
2221 Pointer Trail East
Van Buren, AR 72956

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