Thurman G. Smith Elementary School

  • Thurman G. Smith Elementary School serves 669 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

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School Overview

  • Thurman G. Smith Elementary School's student population of 669 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students669 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thurman G. Smith Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank#560 out of 999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
43%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
21%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
38%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
14%
1%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.660.33
This chart display the diversity score of Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
26%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thurman G. Smith Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringdale School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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