School Details

Van Buren Elementary School

1811 West 15th St, Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 613-7000
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 199 students 12 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

63%
75%
72%
72%
74%
73%
51%
57%
51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
72%
76%
70%
65%
78%
73%
51%
58%
51%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Thompson School District R-2j average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
72%
72%
53%
72%
68%
47%
57%
53%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
71%
75%
71%
74%
73%
65%
60%
60%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Thompson School District R-2j average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
68%
65%
69%
77%
70%
37%
54%
49%
50%
61%
57%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
39%
69%
66%
53%
75%
69%
47%
53%
47%
42%
64%
60%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Thompson School District R-2j average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Van Buren Elementary School is a public elementary school in Loveland. 199 students attend Van Buren Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 63% of the 199 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Van Buren Elementary School is 12:1. St John The Evangelist Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 77%
Hispanic 30% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the most positive school my kids have ever attended. The staff is incredible to work with. They have small class sizes numerous after school activities free breakfast extended kindergarten. They have great technology at their school. They truly care for my student! The principal is wonderful to work with she will go to any length to provide services or needs for the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have two children at Van Buren this year and have been part of this school for four years. One of the things we appreciate most about Van Buren is that it is a community. The small size creates a wonderful learning environment and it means that our kids are known by all of the teachers/staff in every grade. There has also been a change in leadership and I cannot say enough. The new principal is great! Learning is a priority. We are so pleased with how much our children love school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I kept my kids from this school because their rating was so low but didn't have a choice when we moved out of the better school's district. My boys have from day one of attending Van Buren complained that the kids are distracting and that the teachers are not helpful. I'm sorely disappointed in having my kids attend this school and wish we could put them back in Centennial where they were happy!! So sad that they haven't tried to improve thus keeping the rating score lower than proficient.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been pleased with the 3 teachers our daughter has had so far. She has a small class size and is really thriving. I may have a different opinion if she were struggling but for a smart cookie she's doing great at Van Buren.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was once a very good school but we recently had a change in principle and it's pretty much gone down hill from there. He is not very attentive to the kids. He doesn't actually talk to them he just assumes that the teachers are always right and the kids are always wrong. I would recommend not sending your child here.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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