Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School (Closed 2013)

  • Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School served 642 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 47% (which was lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 74%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 37% (which was lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 71%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 was lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 81% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students642 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2012-2013 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank (11-12)#2722 out of 2962 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
74%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
71%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
39%
11%
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Black
41%
15%
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White
19%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.650.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYork City School District
Source: 2012-2013 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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