Oscar F Smith High School

Oscar F Smith High School serves 2,174 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Oscar F Smith High School operates within the Chesapeake City School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 2174 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 156 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,174 students
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 156 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Asian
3%
6%
Hispanic
7%
12%
Black
52%
24%
White
29%
53%
Two or more races
9%
4%
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.
0.64 0.41
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.
38%
32%
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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,053 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Chesapeake City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
47
4
Number of Students Managed 40,053 3,850
Graduation Rate 79% 77%
District Total Revenue $505 MM $43 MM
District Spending $482 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,660 $11,282
District Spending / Student $12,081 $11,065
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chesapeake Center For Sci &tech (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Crestwood Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is B M Williams Primary (1.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ChesapeakeB M Williams Primary
    1100 Battlefield Blvd North
    ChesapeakeVA 23320
    (757)547-0238
    1.4 mi | 995 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • ChesapeakeTidewater Juvenile Detention Home
    Alternative School
    420 Albemarle Dr
    ChesapeakeVA 23322
    (757)382-6788
    Alternative School

    1.6 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       
  • ChesapeakeGreat Bridge Primary
    408 Cedar Rd
    ChesapeakeVA 23322
    (757)547-1135
    1.7 mi | 628 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • ChesapeakeCrestwood Intermediate
    1240 Great Bridge Blvd
    ChesapeakeVA 23320
    (757)494-7565
    1.9 mi | 739 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • ChesapeakeCrestwood Middle School
    1420 Great Bridge Blvd
    ChesapeakeVA 23320
    (757)494-7560
    2 mi | 606 students | Gr. 6-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 27, 2010 - I am a graduate from Oscar Smith and have nothing but high marks for this school. It is a school that prides itself on high academics and pride. I believe the only students that fail in this environment are the students who chose to fail and whose parents allow them to do so. I enjoyed the structured environment and loved that I was given challenges and was rewarded for my achievments. Oscar Smith High School is a wonderful learning environment if you allow it to influence you. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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