Smithsburg Middle School

Smithsburg Middle School serves 669 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Smithsburg Middle School operates within the Washingtion County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 669 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 669 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Smithsburg Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Smithsburg Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Smithsburg Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Smithsburg Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
3%
11%
Smithsburg Middle School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
5%
37%
Smithsburg Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
84%
43%
Smithsburg Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Smithsburg Middle School Sch Ethnicity Smithsburg 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.
0.29 0.68
Smithsburg Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
24%
35%
Smithsburg Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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%
Smithsburg Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 22,407 students has grown by 5209% over five years.
School District Name Washingtion County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
29
Number of Students Managed 22,407 17,449
Washingtion County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $294 MM $244 MM
Washingtion County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $290 MM $238 MM
Washingtion County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $695,403 $14,580
Washingtion County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $687,519 $14,228
Washingtion County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Smithsburg High School (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Waynesboro Area Middle School (6.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Smithsburg Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Smithsburg Smithsburg High School
    66 North Main St
    Smithsburg , MD , 21783
    (301)766-8337
    0  mi  |  820  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Smithsburg Smithsburg Elementary School
    67 North Main St
    Smithsburg , MD , 21783
    (301)766-8329
    0  mi  |  451  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hagerstown Old Forge Elementary School
    21615 Old Forge Rd
    Hagerstown , MD , 21742
    (301)766-8273
    2.3  mi  |  315  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Myersville Wolfsville Elementary School
    12520 Wolfsville Rd
    Myersville , MD , 21773
    (240)236-2250
    5.8  mi  |  190  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Cascade Cascade Elementary School
    14519 Pennersville Rd
    Cascade , MD , 21719
    (301)766-8066
    5.9  mi  |  189  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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