Smiley Middle School

Smiley Middle School serves 246 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Smiley Middle School operates within the No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District.

Overview

The student population of 246 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 246 students
Smiley Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Smiley Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Smiley Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 15:1
Smiley Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
3%
Smiley Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
28%
32%
Smiley Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
51%
5%
Smiley Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
11%
56%
Smiley Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Smiley Middle School Sch Ethnicity Smiley Middle 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.
0.65 0.58
Smiley Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
76%
34%
Smiley Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Smiley Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 86,562 students has grown by 16% over five years.
School District Name No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District
Number of Schools
Managed
164
3
Number of Students Managed 86,562 554
District Total Revenue $880 MM $7 MM
District Spending $881 MM $7 MM
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,857 $11,613
District Spending / Student $11,874 $12,022
  No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Venture Prep (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Venture Prep (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Venture Prep (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Denver Venture Prep
    Charter School
    2540 Holly St
    Denver , CO , 80207
    (303)893-0805
    Charter School
    0  mi  |  417  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Denver Hallett Fundamental Academy
    2950 Jasmine St
    Denver , CO , 80207
    (720)424-6070
    0.4  mi  |  360  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Denver Stedman Elementary School
    2940 Dexter St
    Denver , CO , 80207
    (720)424-3800
    0.7  mi  |  339  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Denver Odyssey Charter Elementary School
    Charter School
    6550 East 21st Ave
    Denver , CO , 80207
    (303)316-3944
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Denver Park Hill School
    5050 East 19th Ave
    Denver , CO , 80220
    (720)424-4910
    0.7  mi  |  514  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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