Smitha Middle School

2025 Powder Springs Rd Sw
Marietta, GA 30064
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Smitha Middle School serves 927 students in grades 6-8.
Smitha Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Smitha Middle School's student population of 927 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
927 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
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School Rankings

Smitha Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Smitha Middle School is 0.54, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1338 out of 2168 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
61%
18%
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Black
30%
36%
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White
5%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smitha Middle School's ranking?
Smitha Middle School is ranked #1338 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Smitha Middle School often compared to?
Smitha Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lovinggood Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
How many students attend Smitha Middle School?
927 students attend Smitha Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Smitha Middle School students are Hispanic, 30% of students are Black, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Smitha Middle School?
Smitha Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Smitha Middle School offer ?
Smitha Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Smitha Middle School part of?
Smitha Middle School is part of Cobb County School District.

School Reviews

5   4/14/2021
If your child is failing, it is simply their own fault and probably aren't proficient with the category of learning. As a student who goes there, I was failing the first two quarters due to online school and not paying attention. When I went back face to face, the teachers are friendly, class is easy as long as you try. I am now on A and B honor-all. The school and teachers aren't the problem here.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Lol y`all are dumb
1   2/27/2021
The fact that this school is at the bottom 50% says a lot. My children were performing at the top level at their previous school and now attending Smitha they are failing, matter of fact in one of my kid's classes the whole class is failing... they blame the students for not applying themselves, but I have physically witnessed no teachers teaching virtual students, so at what point does the school take accountability??? I have expressed my concerns with teachers, principals and administrative staff, no one cares!!! All they are concerned with is their paycheck!!! I cannot wait to get my kids out of this school....!!!
- Posted by Parent - Very Frustrated Parent!!!
1   3/27/2020
If your child is new to Cobb county and attends this school, nothing will be done if they are jumped on besides them being blamed.
- Posted by Parent - Parent
5   3/24/2020
The school is great. You can get credits for highschool here. The teachers are all mainly nice. There are different types of music here, like chorus, band, and orchestra. There're many clubs. There Girls on the Run which is a girl track team. There's a game club. A yearbook clubs. A drama club and more. It's a good school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 8th grader
2   1/20/2020
it's a decent school but could be better but it is a lot of racism.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - justin
1   12/9/2018
The school is ok but i don''t like art, reading, and science due to the teachers
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 7th grader

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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