Smitha Middle School

  • Smitha Middle School serves 997 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • Smitha Middle School's student population of 997 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students997 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Smitha Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Smitha Middle School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1210 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
51%
15%
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Black
40%
37%
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White
5%
40%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Smitha Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.580.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Smitha Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCobb County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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