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Colonel Smith Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 317 students

 
 

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3 stars

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted April 2, 2014

This is school is well worth the distance and hassle of driving on post for my son to have a great education. Im happy that I moved him to this school for his 3 years of middle school. The teachers are awesome and are willing to help in anyway possible to better the kids that attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

My Child was being bullied and instead of stopping the behavior the school allowed it to continue until my child fought back ( verbally ). When that Happened my child was suspended for the reamainder of the year. Way to go School. Lets reward bully's. They didn't even get a detention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

Horrible school! They don't seem to care what goes on, and if you have issue's they never get back to you and maake excuses for it. Foul words used in class. Teacher's talk about things they should not be talking aboutt because it has nothing to do with that class or even dealing with school period. My children come from a high preforming arts school and are not use to this kind of behavior from other childrren and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

This school is not the best school, because it has very little activities for the children. Also, when foul words are used within a group and the teacher does not know who said, they do not care at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

fantastic school. School went to uniforms in 2004-2005 school year and loving it. The staff is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

Excellent Band program. Good quality textbooks. New principal seems responsive to student's needs. Lots of choices for extra curriculuar activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

This school is a well organized school that helps children adapt from the elementary to high school level. I was thrilled to see they were required to wear uniforms. The children of all military and civilian ranks are equalized. There are some excellent teachers, but in some classes my child rarely recieved a graded paper back from the teacher. There is a variety of after school activities for a small school, but it would be nice to see a few more. The school board and county superintendant do not appear to support the teaching staff, espeically in the terms of professional development and pay raises, which is causing much conflict and turnover. This school will grow and improve if a new schoolboard can be put in place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 2, 2005

Smith Middle School is the absolute best middle school in the entire Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca area. Our daughters attended SVMS for one year and then attended Smith for their remaining middle school years. They have thanked us over and over again saying that moving them to Smith was the best thing we have ever done for them. The education at Smith is far superior to the middle schools downtown and the teaching staff is superb! Smith gets an A++ with us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2005

Smith Middle School lacks professionalism in regards to both it's instructional and administrative staff. The school requires uniforms, however, it refuses to enforce the unity of them. For example, the children wear uniforms and along with them they wear their pants down to their thighs, wear dog collars, spiked wrist bands, earings (boys), and the children color their hair in shades of blue, pink, and purple in stripes. These are just a few of the unacceptable issues that are tolerated at Smith Middle School. There is a distinct level of prejudice within the school structure towards certain white or non-hispanic children.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 19, 2004

Good School, lots of homework. School uniforms required
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2003

My son just finished 8th grade at this school. Before sending my son there, I heard all kinds of rumors. Do not believe them. I do not know why rumors get started. This school has taught my son well. The education my son got at Smith, will help him considerably once he starts high school next year. I also give this school a big plus for their behavior sheets. The students behavior will effect how well the teacher can teach the students. Four stars go to this school. Thank you Mr. Obrien, teachers and other staff memebers.


Posted April 30, 2003

it's an all right school. not much in sports, but all right.


Posted April 25, 2003

This is a great and wonderful school. All children who desire a an excellent excellent education should come here. This school is all around superb. I even like the idea of uniforms for the year 2003-2004 and up. That's a great idea.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 42%
Black 20% 5%
Hispanic 18% 42%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5651 E Smith Avenue
Building 48228
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
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Phone: (520) 459-8892

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