Y E Smith Elementary School

  • Y E Smith Elementary School serves 413 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (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 15-19% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Y E Smith Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Y E Smith Elementary School's student population of 413 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students413 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Y E Smith Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Y E Smith Elementary School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#2387 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
48%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Y E Smith Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
48%
26%
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White
1%
49%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Y E Smith Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.54n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Y E Smith Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDurham Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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