Smyrna West Alternative School

  • Smyrna West Alternative School serves 35 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Smyrna West Alternative School's student population of 35 students has declined by 47% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students35 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Smyrna West Alternative School's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 5:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Smyrna West Alternative School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Student : Teacher Ratio3:116:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
8%
10%
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Black
46%
22%
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White
46%
63%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.580.54
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School District NameRutherford County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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