Smith Elementary School

2300 Mesquite Valley Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 557 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Smith Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 557 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : Bottom 50% in TX
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

School Overview

Smith Elementary School's student population of 557 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
557 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Smith Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 8,079 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Smith Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (TX)
#5318 out of 8079 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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26%
37%
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32%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
49%
53%
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Black
36%
13%
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White
11%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.62
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smith Elementary School's ranking?
Smith Elementary School is ranked #5318 out of 8,079 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
What schools are Smith Elementary School often compared to?
Smith Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Denton Creek Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% TX state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% TX state average).
How many students attend Smith Elementary School?
557 students attend Smith Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Smith Elementary School students are Hispanic, 36% of students are Black, 11% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Smith Elementary School?
Smith Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Smith Elementary School offer ?
Smith Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Smith Elementary School part of?
Smith Elementary School is part of Mesquite ISD School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 557 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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