D A Smith Middle School

  • D A Smith Middle School serves 458 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • D A Smith Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • D A Smith Middle School's student population of 458 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • D A Smith Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of D A Smith Middle School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#638 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
50%
33%
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White
42%
55%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.580.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOzark City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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