Smithsburg Elementary School

  • Smithsburg Elementary School serves 366 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Smithsburg Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Smithsburg Elementary School's student population of 366 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students366 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Smithsburg Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Smithsburg Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Smithsburg Elementary School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#803 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)20-24%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Smithsburg Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)40-44%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
5%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Smithsburg Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Smithsburg Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
87%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Smithsburg Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Smithsburg Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.240.72
This chart display the diversity score of Smithsburg Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Smithsburg Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Smithsburg Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashingtion County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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