Ben L Smith High School

Ben L Smith High School serves 1,221 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Ben L Smith High School operates within the Guilford County s School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1221 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,221 students
Ben L Smith High School Total Students (1994-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Ben L Smith High School Total Classroom Teachers (1994-2012)
Students by Grade Ben L Smith High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Ben L Smith High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1994-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
2%
Ben L Smith High School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
19%
13%
Ben L Smith High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
62%
27%
Ben L Smith High School Black (1994-2012)
White
4%
52%
Ben L Smith High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ben L Smith High School Sch Ethnicity Ben L Smith 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.
0.57 0.89
Ben L Smith High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
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.
74%
45%
Ben L Smith High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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%
8%
Ben L Smith High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 74,083 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Guilford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
121
4
Number of Students Managed 74,083 1,682
Guilford County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 80% 74%
Guilford County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $746 MM $19 MM
District Spending $768 MM $18 MM
Guilford County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,224 $11,105
Guilford County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,521 $10,880
Guilford County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Smith Academy (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jackson Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sedgefield Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Greensboro Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Smith Academy
    2225 South Holden Rd
    Greensboro , NC , 27406
    (336)316-5866
    0.2  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Greensboro Sedgefield Elementary School
    2905 Groometown Rd
    Greensboro , NC , 27407
    (336)316-5858
    1  mi  |  475  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Greensboro Edwin A Alderman Elementary School
    4211 Chateau Dr
    Greensboro , NC , 27407
    (336)294-7320
    1.1  mi  |  411  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Greensboro Archer Elementary School
    2610 Four Seasons Blvd
    Greensboro , NC , 27407
    (336)294-7335
    1.2  mi  |  486  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Greensboro Hunter Elementary School
    1305 Merritt Dr
    Greensboro , NC , 27407
    (336)294-7345
    1.2  mi  |  514  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Greensboro, NC 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 0.10, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Greensboro is The Academy At High Point Central. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.