J D Smith Middle School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
1301 East Tonopah Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(School attendance zone shown in map)
J D Smith Middle School serves 1,019 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Nevada state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Nevada state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
J D Smith Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nevada for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Nevada state level of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nevada state average of 68% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

J D Smith Middle School's student population of 1,019 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,019 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

J D Smith Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 660 schools in Nevada (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of J D Smith Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NV)
Overall Testing Rank
#603 out of 660 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:120:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
91%
43%
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Black
7%
11%
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White
1%
32%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.170.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClark County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to J D Smith Middle School is Rancho High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jim Bridger Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is C P Squires Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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yes because it is an awesome school. the teachers are all so nice every one should go to that school
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