Smithfield-selma High School

  • Smithfield-selma High School serves 1,246 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Smithfield-selma High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Smithfield-selma High School operates within the Johnston County s School District.
  • Johnston County s School District's 90% graduation rate is higher than the North Carolina state average of 88%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Smithfield-selma High School's student population of 1246 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,246 students
Smithfield-selma High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Smithfield-selma High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Smithfield-selma High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeSmithfield-selma High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Smithfield-selma High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Smithfield-selma High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
Smithfield-selma High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
3%
Smithfield-selma High School Asian Students (1992-2015)
Hispanic
36%
16%
Smithfield-selma High School Black Students (1992-2016)
Black
30%
26%
Smithfield-selma High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
30%
50%
Smithfield-selma High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Smithfield-selma High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsSmithfield-selma High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.46
Smithfield-selma High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
78%
88%
Smithfield-selma High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
52%
Smithfield-selma High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
Smithfield-selma High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Smithfield-selma High School is Johnston County s School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Johnston County s School District's student population of 34,857 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 79% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,681 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has grown by 41% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,660 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameJohnston County s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    46
    1
    Number of Students Managed34,857870
    Johnston County s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    45%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    48%
    47%
    District Graduation Rate
    90%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$394 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$326 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,681$8,969
    District Spending / Student$9,660$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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