South Smithfield Elementary School

South Smithfield Elementary School serves 537 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% 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 537 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 537 students
South Smithfield Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
South Smithfield Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade South Smithfield Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 14:1
South Smithfield Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
South Smithfield Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
37%
14%
South Smithfield Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
30%
27%
South Smithfield Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
29%
52%
South Smithfield Elementary School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
South Smithfield Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups South Smithfield Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.69 0.45
South Smithfield Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
72%
47%
South Smithfield Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
5%
7%
South Smithfield Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 33,443 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,576 is higher than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 59% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,428 is higher than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 42% over four years.
School District Name Johnston County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
1
Number of Students Managed 33,443 1,330
Johnston County s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $365 MM $19 MM
Johnston County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $360 MM $18 MM
Johnston County s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,576 $11,105
Johnston County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,428 $10,880
Johnston County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SmithfieldSouth Campus Community High School
    Alternative School
    521 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
    SmithfieldNC 27577
    (919)934-6481
    Alternative School

    0.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 15 students                      
  • SmithfieldSouth Campus Community Middle School
    Alternative School
    425 South Collier St
    SmithfieldNC 27577
    (919)934-6481
    Alternative School

    1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 3 students                      
  • SmithfieldJohnston Co Middle College
    245 College Rd
    SmithfieldNC 27577
    (919)464-2303
    1.1 mi | Gr. 10-12 | 120 students                      
  • ClaytonJohnston Co Early College Academy
    235 College Rd
    ClaytonNC 27520
    (919)464-2314
    1.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 201 students                      
  • SmithfieldSmithfield Middle School
    1455 Buffalo Rd
    SmithfieldNC 27577
    (919)934-4696
    2.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 758 students                      

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