Oscar F Smith High School

Oscar F Smith High School serves 2,118 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Oscar F Smith High School operates within the Chesapeake City School District.
Chesapeake City School District's 79% graduation rate is equal to the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 2118 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,118 students
Oscar F Smith High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Oscar F Smith High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 153 teachers
Oscar F Smith High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Oscar F Smith High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Oscar F Smith High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
3%
6%
Oscar F Smith High School Asian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
8%
13%
Oscar F Smith High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
54%
23%
Oscar F Smith High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
29%
52%
Oscar F Smith High School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
6%
5%
Oscar F Smith High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.62 0.42
Oscar F Smith High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
33%
Oscar F Smith High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Oscar F Smith High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Chesapeake City School District's student population of 39,737 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 80% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,608 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,395 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Chesapeake City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
47
4
Number of Students Managed 39,737 3,815
Chesapeake City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 79% 79%
Chesapeake City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $463 MM $42 MM
Chesapeake City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $455 MM $42 MM
Chesapeake City School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $11,608 $10,576
Chesapeake City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $11,395 $10,658
Chesapeake City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Chesapeake Center For Sci &tech (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Crestwood Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is B M Williams Primary (1.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ChesapeakeB M Williams Primary
    Grades: PK-2 | 962 students
    1.4 miles
    1100 Battlefield Blvd North
    ChesapeakeVA 23320
    (757)547-0238
    1.4PK-2962
  • ChesapeakeTidewater Juvenile Detention HomeAlternative School

    1.6 miles
    420 Albemarle Dr
    ChesapeakeVA 23322
    (757)382-6788
    1.6n/an/a
  • ChesapeakeGreat Bridge Primary
    Grades: PK-2 | 569 students
    1.7 miles
    408 Cedar Rd
    ChesapeakeVA 23322
    (757)547-1135
    1.7PK-2569
  • ChesapeakeCrestwood Intermediate
    Grades: 3-5 | 757 students
    1.9 miles
    1240 Great Bridge Blvd
    ChesapeakeVA 23320
    (757)494-7565
    1.93-5757
  • ChesapeakeCrestwood Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 620 students
    2 miles
    1420 Great Bridge Blvd
    ChesapeakeVA 23320
    (757)494-7560
    26-8620

School Reviews

I am a graduate from Oscar Smith and have nothing but high marks for this school. It is a school that prides itself on high academics and pride. I believe the only students that fail in this environment are the students who chose to fail and whose parents allow them to do so. I enjoyed the structured environment and loved that I was given challenges and was rewarded for my achievments. Oscar Smith High School is a wonderful learning environment if you allow it to influence you.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 12/27/10

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