12619 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Smyrna West Alternative School serves 64 students in grades 7-12.
Smyrna West Alternative School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

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Smyrna West Alternative School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Smyrna West Alternative School's student population of 64 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
64 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Smyrna West Alternative School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Smyrna West Alternative School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1547 out of 1705 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
39%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
35%
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
10%
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Black
36%
22%
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White
44%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 64 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66 (Top 20%)

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