400 Airport Blvd
Aurora, CO 80011
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
William Smith High School serves 339 students in grades 9-12.
William Smith High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado 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 6-9% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

William Smith High School's student population of 339 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 36% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
339 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

William Smith High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of William Smith High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1548 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
65%
34%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
18%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 339 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 20%)

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