Van Buren High School
2001 Pointer Trail East
Van Buren, AR 72956
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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: 2013-2014
Grade 12: 387 in the senior class of 2014
Grade 11: 413 in the junior class of 2015
Grade 10: 484 in the sophomore class of 2016
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.5/1
Special Education: 7.24%
Gifted and Talented: 9.66%
Teachers - Regular Education: 93%
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.
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.
City Heights Elementary
Central Elementary School
Northridge Middle School
Butterfield Middle School
VBHS Freshman Academy
Senior High School:
Van Buren High School
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