Smithtown High School East

10 School St
Saint James, NY 11780
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 1%
Serving 1,520 students in grades 9-12, Smithtown High School East ranks in the top 1% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 98% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : 98% (Top 5% in NY)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 98% (Top 5%)
  • : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • : 96% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Smithtown High School East ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Smithtown High School East's student population of 1,520 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 127 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,520 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
127 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Smithtown High School East ranks within the top 1% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Smithtown High School East is 0.32, 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.
This School
State Level (NY)
#15 out of 4377 schools
(Top 1%)
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98%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Smithtown High School East and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Smithtown High School East and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
96%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Smithtown High School East and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
10%
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Hispanic
9%
29%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
82%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Smithtown High School East.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
0.32
This chart display the diversity score of Smithtown High School East and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
98%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Smithtown High School East and public school graduation rate of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Smithtown High School East and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Smithtown High School East and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smithtown High School East's ranking?
Smithtown High School East is ranked #15 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Smithtown High School East often compared to?
Smithtown High School Eastis often viewed alongside schools like Smithtown High School-west by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
98% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while ≥95% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Smithtown High School East?
The graduation rate of Smithtown High School East is 98%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Smithtown High School East?
1,520 students attend Smithtown High School East.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Smithtown High School East students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Smithtown High School East?
Smithtown High School East has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Smithtown High School East offer ?
Smithtown High School East offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Smithtown High School East part of?
Smithtown High School East is part of Smithtown Central School District.

School Reviews

5   2/1/2010
We moved from California to St. James in August 2009 - this school has gone beyond our expectations regarding academic programs!
- Posted by Parent - sandi

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : 98% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 1%
  • : 98% (Top 5%)
  • : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • : 96% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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