Oscar F Smith High School

Oscar F Smith High School serves 2,165 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to 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 Public s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 2165 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 148 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,165 students
Oscar F Smith High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 148 teachers
Oscar F Smith High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Oscar F Smith High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Oscar F Smith High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
6%
Oscar F Smith High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
7%
12%
Oscar F Smith High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
50%
25%
Oscar F Smith High School Black (1993-2012)
White
29%
53%
Oscar F Smith High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Oscar F Smith High School Sch Ethnicity Oscar F 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.
0.65 0.84
Oscar F Smith High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
36%
32%
Oscar F 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%
7%
Oscar F Smith High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 39,468 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 Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
8
Number of Students Managed 39,468 3,801
Chesapeake City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 77%
Chesapeake City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $505 MM $43 MM
Chesapeake City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $482 MM $42 MM
Chesapeake City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,660 $11,282
Chesapeake City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,081 $11,065
Chesapeake City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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
  • Chesapeake B M Williams Primary
    1100 Battlefield Blvd North
    Chesapeake , VA , 23320
    (757)547-0238
    1.4  mi  |  902  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Chesapeake Tidewater Juvenile Detention Home
    Alternative School
    420 Albemarle Dr
    Chesapeake , VA , 23322
    (757)382-6788
    Alternative School
    1.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Chesapeake Great Bridge Primary
    408 Cedar Rd
    Chesapeake , VA , 23322
    (757)547-1135
    1.7  mi  |  581  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Chesapeake Crestwood Intermediate
    1240 Great Bridge Blvd
    Chesapeake , VA , 23320
    (757)494-7565
    1.9  mi  |  773  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Chesapeake Crestwood Middle School
    1420 Great Bridge Blvd
    Chesapeake , VA , 23320
    (757)494-7560
    2  mi  |  561  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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Chesapeake, VA 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 0.07, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Chesapeake is Greenbrier Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.