Smitha Middle School

2025 Powder Springs Rd Sw
Marietta, GA 30064
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2.50 5 1 (6 reviews)
Smitha Middle School serves 1,007 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Smitha Middle School's student population of 1,007 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,007 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

Smitha Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Smitha Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1350 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
52%
15%
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Black
38%
37%
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White
5%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.590.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCobb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Smitha Middle School is Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hollydale Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marietta Hollydale Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 627 students
    0.6 miles
    2901 Bay Berry Dr Sw
    Marietta, GA 30008
    (678) 594-8143
    0.6 PK-5 627
  • Marietta Dowell Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 964 students
    1.5 miles
    2121 W Sandtown Rd Sw
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (678) 594-8059
    1.5 PK-5 964
  • Marietta Milford Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 385 students
    2.0 miles
    2390 Austell Rd Sw
    Marietta, GA 30008
    (678) 842-6966
    2 PK-5 385
  • Marietta Cheatham Hill Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,106 student
    2.1 miles
    1350 John Ward Rd Sw
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (678) 594-8034
    2.1 PK-5 1,106
  • Marietta Birney Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 873 students
    2.2 miles
    775 Smyrna Powder Springs Rd
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (678) 842-6824
    2.2 PK-5 873

School Reviews

  2.50 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
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.
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1  
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....!!!
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1  
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.
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5  
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.
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2  
it's a decent school but could be better but it is a lot of racism.
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1  
The school is ok but i don''t like art, reading, and science due to the teachers
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