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About This School

Van Buren Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cedar Rapids. 399 students attend Van Buren Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 68% of the 399 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Van Buren Elementary School is 16:1. Cleveland Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 15%
Hispanic 12% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 39%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My family and I just moved up to IA from FL and when my kids started my daughter need help in reading and math. When the school got Kayla's folder from the other school no where in the folder did it show that my daughter need help. I told her teacher that Kayla need help in reading and then her teacher told me that she also needs help in math. In a month my daughter got the help she needs to get on track for her reading and math with in 6 months she is on track with math. She is still get help for her reading. This school didn't wait to get her help. They move in really quiet and get her help. School in FL took the a 1 year and half for them to even get them to test her to see if she need help.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers and the cooks are sensational!

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is hard working and committed to helping every student succeed!

  • (4 years ago)

    The entire staff of the Van Buren Elementary School displays a caring nurturing attitude toward the students. The atmosphere is welcoming and a love for learning is apparent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Van Buren Elementary truly is one big family. The staff is incredibly supportive of one another both in the classroom and in their personal lives. They pull together when anyone is in need whether it is a student a student's family or staff member. The atmosphere is truly remarkable. Staff is positive hard-working and truly committed to doing what it takes to help their students achieve. There's no place like 'Van Buren'!

  • (4 years ago)

    The great teacher and parent community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our staff is Super. Everyone is there for the students offering each child a warm caring loving secure place to learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    All of my children attended Van Buren and they were an excellent school. The teachers really cared about the children and always gave 110%

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