750 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Maxine Smith Steam Academy serves 338 students in grades 6-8.
Maxine Smith Steam Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Maxine Smith Steam Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Maxine Smith Steam Academy's student population of 338 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Maxine Smith Steam Academy is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Maxine Smith Steam Academy is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#22 out of 1705 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
34%
22%
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White
53%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 338 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Top 20%)

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