Oscar F Smith High School

1994 Tiger Dr,

Chesapeake, VA, 23320-6855

Tel: (757)548-0696
Grades: 9-12

2,165 students

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
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 148 teachers
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 more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
15:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
6%
Hispanic
7%
12%
Black
50%
25%
White
29%
53%
Unknown
11%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.65
0.64
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 39,468 students has grown by 0% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Chesapeake City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
6
Number of Students Managed 39,468
3,669
Graduation Rate 79
77%
District Total Revenue $505 MM
n/a
District Spending $482 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $12,660
$0
District Spending / Student $12,081
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (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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  • 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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