Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School

14303 Citrus Pointe Dr
Tampa, FL 33625
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 680 students in grades 6-8, Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 680 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : Top 50% in FL
  • : 56% (Top 50%)
  • : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School's student population of 680 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
680 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School is 0.55, 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.
This School
State Level (FL)
#1817 out of 3704 schools
(Top 50%)
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56%
52%
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45%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
64%
36%
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Black
9%
21%
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White
19%
36%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.55
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School's ranking?
Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School is ranked #1817 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School often compared to?
Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Davidsen Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School?
680 students attend Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are White, 9% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School?
Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School offer ?
Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School part of?
Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School is part of Hillsborough School District.
In what neighborhood is Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School located?
Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School is located in the Citrus Park Community neighborhood of Tampa, FL. There are 8 other public schools located in Citrus Park Community.

School Calendar

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Date
First Day of School
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
Fall Break/Non-Student Days *
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break/Non-Student Days
March 17, 2025 (Monday)
Last Day of School/End of 4th Grading Period (end of 2nd Semester)
May 30, 2025 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 680 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 56% (Top 50%)
  • : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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