South Smithfield Elementary School

South Smithfield Elementary School serves 591 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
South Smithfield Elementary School operates within the Johnston County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 591 students has grown by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 591 students
South Smithfield Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
South Smithfield Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade South Smithfield Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
South Smithfield Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
South Smithfield Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
31%
13%
South Smithfield Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
24%
27%
South Smithfield Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
36%
52%
South Smithfield Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.72 0.64
South Smithfield Elementary 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.
69%
45%
South Smithfield Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
3%
8%
South Smithfield Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 33,091 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Johnston County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
4
Number of Students Managed 33,091 1,593
Johnston County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $365 MM $19 MM
Johnston County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $360 MM $18 MM
Johnston County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,576 $11,105
Johnston County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,428 $10,880
Johnston 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 South Campus Community High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is South Campus Community Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Smithfield Elementary School (2.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Smithfield South Campus Community High School
    Alternative School
    521 Martin Luther King Jr D
    Smithfield , NC , 27577
    (919)934-6481
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Smithfield South Campus Community Middle School
    Alternative School
    425 South Collier St
    Smithfield , NC , 27577
    (919)934-6481
    Alternative School
    1  mi  |  3  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Smithfield Johnston Co Middle College
    245 College Rd
    Smithfield , NC , 27577
    (919)464-2303
    1.1  mi  |  121  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Smithfield Johnston Co Early College High School
    235 College Rd
    Smithfield , NC , 27520
    (919)464-2314
    1.1  mi  |  188  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Smithfield Smithfield Middle School
    1455 Buffalo Rd
    Smithfield , NC , 27577
    (919)934-4696
    2.3  mi  |  737  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Did You Know?
Johnston County, 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 0.55, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.64. The most diverse school district in Johnston County is Coleman School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.