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Van Buren High School

2001 Pointer Trail East
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-6821
Fax: 479-471-3171

Principal: Eddie Tipton
Asst. Principals: Jenks Smith Tim McCutchen Myron Heckman
Counselors: Renee Henson Dana Morris Stephanie Carroll
Secretary: Cheryl Gatling Summer Shook Eva Doumbouya
Accountant: Karen Schuler

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School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grades: 10 through 12
School Colors: Kelly Green and White
School Mascot: Pointer Bird Dog
School Motto: "A Place for You"

School Year: 2015-2016
Grade 12: 461 in the senior class of 2016
Grade 11: 441 in the junior class of 2017
Grade 10: 478 in the sophomore class of 2018

Enrollment: 1381
Attendance: 93.2%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.5/1

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Student Gender

Meal price status for students

Special Education: 0%
Gifted and Talented: 0%
ESL: 4.71%

Teachers - Regular Education:
Teachers - Special Education: 07%

Seventy-seven year North Central Accredited, Junior Reserve Officer Training (JROTC), Honor Unit Award, VBHS Seniors awarded 2.6 million dollars in scholarship awards in 2001, Academic Decathlon State Champions 2001, 100% Staff PTSA Membership 2001-02, and 100% increase award 2001.

Special Programs:
Arkansas Scholars, Gifted and Talented, ten Advanced Placement courses offered 2001, A/B Scheduling, Quiz Bowl, JROTC, ACT Prep, Western Arkansas Technical Center, University of Arkansas Fort Smith Concurrent Curriculum, VBHS Hall of Honor, Academic Decathlon, VBHS Alumni Association, Step-up to Writing, Career College Connection, and VBHS Evening School Program.


Four Workforce Education Business (computer technology) Labs, PLATO Learning Lab, Rosetta Stone Foreign Language Computer Lab, Media Center Multi-Media Lab, computer in every classroom for instructional use. All rooms have e-mail and Internet access, cable TV closed circuit system with daily school broadcast, and EAST Lab.

Parent Involvement Opportunities:
ACSIP School Improvement Committee, Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Athletic and Band Booster Clubs, Van Buren Education Foundation, and Workforce Education Advisory Committee.

Extra Curricular Activities/Clubs:

Athletics, Band, Cheer and Dance Teams, FBLA, FHA, National Honor Society, Partners Club, Dime, SADD, Art Club, French Club, Spanish Club, BEST Robotics, Quill and Scroll, Drama, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Senate, Pointer Activities Class, JROTC, FCCLA, Technology Club, House of Representatives, Quiz Bowl, Academic Decathlon, Partners in Christ, First Priority, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, COE, GCE, and TARS.

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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