Smith Elementary School

8707 Dover
Lubbock, TX 79424
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 580 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Smith Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher 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 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 580 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Top 20% in TX
  • : 57% (Top 20%)
  • : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Smith Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Smith Elementary School's student population of 580 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
580 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Smith Elementary School ranks within the top 20% 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 0.65, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
#935 out of 8079 schools
(Top 20%)
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57%
37%
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60%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
40%
53%
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Black
7%
13%
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White
44%
26%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.65
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) 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 #935 out of 8,079 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Texas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% TX state average), while 60% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% TX state average).
How many students attend Smith Elementary School?
580 students attend Smith Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Smith Elementary School students are White, 40% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
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 Lubbock ISD School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 580 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 57% (Top 20%)
  • : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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