Sampson G. Smith School

  • Sampson G. Smith School serves 1,029 students in grades 5-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 46% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Sampson G. Smith School's student population of 1,029 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students1,029 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sampson G. Smith School's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sampson G. Smith School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1273 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:112:1
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Asian
15%
10%
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Hispanic
32%
27%
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Black
38%
16%
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White
14%
45%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.720.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFranklin Township Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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