School Details

Van Buren Elementary School

2700 Southwest 40th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73119
(405) 587-2000

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 438 students 19 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Van Buren Elementary School is a public middle school in Oklahoma City. The principal of Van Buren Elementary School is Amparo Macias. 438 students go to Van Buren Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Native American or Native Alaskan, and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 99% of the 438 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Van Buren Elementary School is 19:1. Roosevelt Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 40%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 22%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Asian 0.2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 88%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I love the school teachers are so nice and the school is very clean. Mrs. macias is the principal she is the most sour and mean person ever we are not allowed to bring the kids in and many other things that she doesn't allow.

  • (11 months ago)

    It used to be a great school Very Helpful Staff & Teachers but they Changed principal two years ago she's rude and everything has changed including teachers/staff little by little is getting worse and worst even the simple things now you're not even allow to Take your kids to cafeteria in the mornings or take them to their class Parents are not allowed inside the building if you just gonna drop your kids off.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a grandmother I don't usually have the oppertunity to join my grandkids at after school functions until today. My daughter had a test for a college class and I was asked to join my gkids to a book fair/ food tasting program. I must say the teachers and staff were so friendly !!! The food that we tasted went toa book that had that food in it some of the teachers were really great telling the stories of the books with so much antimation. The kids as well as adults were treated as a special guest to each and every teacher. I have raised 4 kids and must say I have never been to something like this and I am overly pleased at the effort that Van Buren has put forth into giving the kids insintive to read .....GREAT JOB VAN BUREN TEACHERS AND STAFF !!!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is just lovely and the teachers keep the hallways decorated beautifully. The school has many activities for the students and the p.e. teacher is always having the children participate in walk-a-thons. I love the accessibility to the library and the media specialist is always willing to help in any way.My daughter went to the Pre-K program and just loved her teacher. I really love this school and the staff! They are top notch!

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