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Thurman G. Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 628 students

 

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Posted June 13, 2014

Absolutely LOVE Smith Elementary! Wonderful principal, wonderful teachers.....I simply can't say enough. If you want your child to get a quality education from caring teachers, Smith is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

My kids loved going here! An A+ school for sure! The teachers and staff are great. My only complaint is that I wish the gifted and talented program was a more involved program to be in.
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Posted August 19, 2005

I am so glad that my child has been a part of this wonderful school now for the 3rd year. We love Smith School and are excited to see what great things are ahead for this year ! There are so many good things about this school that i don't have enough words to express it !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

I have been working in this school for the past 10 weeks. All I can say are positive remarks about the environment and staff at this school. Every teacher seems to put forth 110% toward their students learning goals and needs. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone. I only hope all the other schools in our district have the quality of education as our students are receiving at T.G. Smith. Parent involvement is wonderful. Our PTA is out of this world. We have great instructional aids that are flexible and tend to the needs of everyone in the school. I must say this is not a school it is a family. We want everyone to learn all that they can.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 10%
White 42% 64%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 21%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Springdale, AR 72762
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