Kate D Smith Dar High School

6077 Main St,

Grant, AL, 35747-8333

Tel: (256)728-4238
Grades: 8-12

462 students

Kate D Smith Dar High School serves 462 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Kate D Smith Dar High School operates within the Marshall County School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 462 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 462 students
Kate D Smith Dar High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Kate D Smith Dar High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Kate D Smith Dar High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Kate D Smith Dar High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Kate D Smith Dar High School Asian (1996-2009)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Kate D Smith Dar High School Hispanic (2004-2012)
Black
n/a
35%
Kate D Smith Dar High School Black (2011-2012)
White
96%
58%
Kate D Smith Dar High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Kate D Smith Dar High School Sch Ethnicity Kate D Smith Dar High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.08 0.70
Kate D Smith Dar High School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
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.
37%
51%
Kate D Smith Dar High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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%
7%
Kate D Smith Dar High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,290 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Marshall County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
7
Number of Students Managed 5,290 3,032
Marshall County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 72%
Marshall County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $53 MM $29 MM
District Spending $56 MM $31 MM
Marshall County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,141 $9,620
Marshall County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,637 $10,180
Marshall County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Woodville High School (5.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Kate Duncan Smith Dar Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kate D Smith Dar Elementary School (0 miles away)
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Marshall County, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.33, which is lower than the Alabama average of 0.7. The most diverse school district in Marshall County is Albertville City School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.