Smithfield High School

Smithfield High School serves 1,311 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Smithfield High School operates within the Isle Of Wight County 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 1311 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,311 students
Smithfield High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Smithfield High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Smithfield High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less 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 16:1 15:1
Smithfield High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Smithfield High School Asian (1997-2012)
Hispanic
3%
12%
Smithfield High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
31%
25%
White
58%
53%
All Ethnic Groups Smithfield High School Sch Ethnicity Smithfield 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.
0.57 0.64
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.
21%
32%
Smithfield 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.
4%
7%
Smithfield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,497 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 80% over five years.
School District Name Isle Of Wight County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
6
Number of Students Managed 5,497 3,669
Isle Of Wight County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 77%
Isle Of Wight County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $67 MM $43 MM
Isle Of Wight County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $64 MM $42 MM
Isle Of Wight County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,153 $11,282
Isle Of Wight County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,683 $11,065
Isle Of Wight County 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 Warwick High School (10.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Smithfield Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carrollton Elementary School (2.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Smithfield Smithfield Middle School
    14175 Turner Dr
    Smithfield , VA , 23430
    (757)365-4100
    0  mi  |  610  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Carrollton Carrollton Elementary School
    14440 New Towne Haven Ln
    Carrollton , VA , 23314
    (757)238-2452
    2.5  mi  |  588  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Smithfield Westside Elementary School
    800 Main St
    Smithfield , VA , 23430
    (757)357-3021
    3.3  mi  |  796  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • Smithfield Hardy Elementary School
    9311 Hardy Circle
    Smithfield , VA , 23430
    (757)357-3204
    5.1  mi  |  470  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Suffolk Oakland Elementary School
    5505 Godwin Blvd
    Suffolk , VA , 23434
    (757)923-5248
    7.8  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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