Ben L. Smith High School

  • Ben L. Smith High School serves 1,296 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
  • Ben L. Smith High School operates within the Guilford County s School District.
  • Guilford County s School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1296 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,296 students
Ben L. Smith High School Total Students (1995-2015)
Gender % Ben L. Smith High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Ben L. Smith High School Total Teachers (1995-2015)
Students by Grade Ben L. Smith High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 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 15:1 16:1
Ben L. Smith High School Student Teacher Ratio (1995-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Ben L. Smith High School American Indian Students (1995-2015)
Asian
8%
3%
Ben L. Smith High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
24%
16%
Ben L. Smith High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
59%
26%
Ben L. Smith High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
5%
50%
Ben L. Smith High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ben L. Smith High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Ben L. Smith High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ben L. Smith High 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.
0.59 0.45
Ben L. Smith High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
98%
52%
Ben L. Smith High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
n/a
5%
Ben L. Smith High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

  • Guilford County s School District's student population of 73,416 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,546 in this district is less than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,627 is less than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Guilford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
126
1
Number of Students Managed 73,416 912
Guilford County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 76%
Guilford County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $760 MM $10 MM
Guilford County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $766 MM $11 MM
Guilford County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,546 $11,110
Guilford County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,627 $11,529
Guilford County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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