Smith Elementary School

1298 Mckinley St
Plymouth, MI 48170
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Smith Elementary School serves 408 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Smith Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Smith Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Smith Elementary School's student population of 408 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Smith Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Smith Elementary School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#187 out of 3119 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
2%
18%
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White
89%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.210.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlymouth-Canton Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Smith Elementary School is Canton High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is West Middle School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Plymouth West Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 793 students
    0.7 miles
    44401 West Ann Arbor Trl
    Plymouth, MI 48170
    (734) 416-7550
    0.7 6-8 793
  • Plymouth East Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 739 students
    0.8 miles
    1042 South Mill St
    Plymouth, MI 48170
    (734) 416-4950
    0.8 6-8 739
  • Plymouth Isbister Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 464 students
    0.8 miles
    9300 North Canton Center Rd
    Plymouth, MI 48170
    (734) 416-6050
    0.8 K-5 464
  • Plymouth Bird Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 520 students
    0.9 miles
    220 North Sheldon Rd
    Plymouth, MI 48170
    (734) 416-3100
    0.9 K-5 520
  • Canton Gallimore Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: K-5 | 349 students
    1.0 miles
    8375 North Sheldon Rd
    Canton, MI 48187
    (734) 416-3150
    1.0 K-5 349

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