Smithson Valley High School

  • Smithson Valley High School serves 2,535 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 75%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 71%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Smithson Valley High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 71%.
  • Smithson Valley High School operates within the Comal Independent School District.
  • Comal Independent School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the Texas state average of 89%.

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School Overview

  • Smithson Valley High School's student population of 2535 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,535 students
Smithson Valley High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Smithson Valley High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
Smithson Valley High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeSmithson Valley High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Smithson Valley High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 7879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Smithson Valley High School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
75%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
Smithson Valley High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
1%
4%
Smithson Valley High School Asian Students (2006-2016)
Hispanic
35%
52%
Smithson Valley High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
3%
13%
Smithson Valley High School Black Students (1998-2016)
White
58%
29%
Smithson Valley High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Smithson Valley High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsSmithson Valley High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownTX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.41
Smithson Valley High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate≥99%
89%
Smithson Valley High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
53%
Smithson Valley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
Smithson Valley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Smithson Valley High School is Comal Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 1203 school districts in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Comal Independent School District's student population of 21,163 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 93% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,763 in this district is less than the state average of $10,811. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,939 is higher than the state average of $11,097. The district spending/student has grown by 93% over four school years.
    School District NameComal Independent School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    29
    3
    Number of Students Managed21,163831
    Comal Independent School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    85%
    75%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    82%
    71%
    District Graduation Rate
    95%
    89%
    District Total Revenue$183 MM$9 MM
    District Spending$298 MM$9 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,763$10,811
    District Spending / Student$15,939$11,097
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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