Maxine Smith Steam Academy

  • Maxine Smith Steam Academy serves 333 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 76% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Maxine Smith Steam Academy's student population of 333 students has grown by 32% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students333 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Maxine Smith Steam Academy
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Maxine Smith Steam Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Maxine Smith Steam Academy's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Maxine Smith Steam Academy is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
36%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
35%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
4%
10%
Black
35%
22%
White
51%
63%
Two or more races
9%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Maxine Smith Steam Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.610.28
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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