Ralph R Smith School

  • Ralph R Smith School serves 372 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ralph R Smith School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • Ralph R Smith School's student population of 372 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students372 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ralph R Smith School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ralph R Smith School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#4136 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
19%
27%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
64%
43%
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Two or more races
8%
2%
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Diversity Score0.550.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHyde Park Central School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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