The mission of Van Buren Elementary is to maximize student academic and social success, and to encourage lifelong learning and citizenship.
Van Buren Elementary offers many unique enrichment and co-curricular opportunities for their students. Some of these include; Student Ambassadors, Student Business Partnership Committee, Lego League, Kids on Course, Zach Johnson Foundation, Extended Day Tutoring Program, English Language Learner Program, and Title 1 Reading and Math. Game Club and Morning Intramurals also have strong involvement from students.
Van Buren also has a strong Parent Teacher Association that is greatly involved in sponsoring activities. Throughout the year, the PTA helps arrange Family Movie Nights, Spring Fling Family Carnival, Annual Fall Walk-A-Thon, Family Night at Pizza Ranch, End of year picnic, as well as PTA funding many fieldtrips and guest performances.
The original Van Buren School opened in 1884 and closed in 1970 when the present Van Buren School opened in August 1970, replacing the old school. Our school was named after Martin Van Buren who was the 8th President of the United States.