Smith Elementary School

2300 Mesquite Valley Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Smith Elementary School serves 494 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Smith Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Smith Elementary School's student population of 494 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students494 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Smith Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Smith Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#5339 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
31%
52%
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Black
40%
13%
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White
23%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.700.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesquite Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Smith Elementary School is Berry Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rutherford Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mesquite Rutherford Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 474 students
    0.5 miles
    1607 Sierra Dr
    Mesquite, TX 75149
    (972) 290-4060
    0.5 PK-5 474
  • Mesquite Berry Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-9 | 904 students
    0.6 miles
    2675 Bear Dr
    Mesquite, TX 75181
    (972) 882-5850
    0.6 6-9 904
  • Mesquite Education Center International Academy 3 Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 117 students
    0.6 miles
    201 N Erby Campbell Blvd
    Mesquite, TX 75185
    (972) 636-2600
    0.6 K-8 117
  • Mesquite Gentry Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 916 students
    0.9 miles
    1901 Twin Oaks Dr
    Mesquite, TX 75181
    (972) 290-4140
    0.9 PK-6 916
  • Mesquite Pirrung Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 434 students
    0.9 miles
    1500 Creek Vly
    Mesquite, TX 75181
    (972) 882-7170
    0.9 PK-5 434

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