West Smithfield Elementary School

  • West Smithfield Elementary School serves 490 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • West Smithfield Elementary School's student population of 490 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students490 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Smithfield Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Smithfield Elementary School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#2199 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Smithfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Smithfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
55%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Smithfield Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
29%
26%
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White
13%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Smithfield Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Smithfield Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.600.46
This chart display the diversity score of West Smithfield Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Smithfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Smithfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJohnston County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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