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Smyrna High School

Public | 9-12 | 1452 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

This school does not follow their own Code of Conduct. The amount of bullying that occurs there is terrible. The victims have no rights, they actually get disciplined if they either report, respond or even react by holding the bully to stop the assaults. They are expected to just take it. Also for those who speak another language other than English make sure to not speak it at school because teachers and student will tell you not to, they don't like it..... The teachers do not care if your child is getting bullied they will not report any incidents, but they will report if your child arrived three seconds late to class or if they put their heads down when they don't feel well. When it comes to sports don't bother, they already have their groups of favorites your child will be discouraged from participating unless they are extremely gifted...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

A great school with many class choices for students. The teachers there care about their students and go the extra mile when called upon. I'm very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

I love this school district. I personally attended this school district from 1970 to 1977 and three of my children have attended Smyrna School District school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

As the parent of an academically gifted child, I would not recommend Smyrna High School. The administration seems to care more about keeping the status quo then promoting students who have an above-average intellect. Fortunately there are a (small) handful of educators that recognize true giftedness when they see it and encourage students, like my child, to aim high and reach their goals. If you are looking for a positive learning environment for an above average child, it would benefit you to to look beyond Smyrna. If you are content to accept mediocrity, then Smyrna shcools are the place for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Smyrna High School offers a positive learning environment. The teachers and administrators use a behavoir rewards system. Discipline does not become a major problem, while the students who are staying focused receive acknowledgement. The extracurricular activities and sports offer a creative and atheletic outlet for the students. Smyrna High School also focuses on keeping the students on track for college through several preparation methods.
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Posted May 11, 2007

Both of my children attended all 4 years of high school at Smyrna High. Smyrna stands out in leadership, from the opportunities the kids are given, to the character and quality of teachers. They are a cutting edge learning environment. The curriculum comes in all levels, including AP and College level (accredited) courses. The teachers are as well involved in leading extra curricular activities and community based projects. Pride in school,community and Self are exemplified at Smyrna High School. Outstanding extra circular activities, from Football,Softball,Soccer,Track,Golf,Wrestling, Field Hockey,FFA,FEA,Foreign language clubs,Chess club,YBPA,Cheerleading and a Dynamic Drama Club. The teachers are approachable for students or parents. The principals are seen continually and know the students by name. This is a School full of Pride,and rightly so. I recommend Smyrna High School to everyone. This has been the best education/life experience for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

Im a student a Smyrna High School and i would not choose any other school in the country. I play football and wrestle. The school cares alot about the students at Smyrna. If you are new to Delaware think about Smyrna try it out you never know!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2005

I currently have 2 sons in Smyrna High School. I have a doctorate degree and I know a good school when I see one. I love the way SHS uses all of its assets to improve the knowledge of the students currently going there. I would highly recommend this fine school to anyone. They also have less students per teacher, so the students get more individual attention, and the students benefit largely from it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Special ed28%
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Special ed28%
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Special ed28%
Regular ed80%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students75%
Female84%
Male65%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Special ed35%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status37%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title In/a
Special ed7%
Regular ed46%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 65% 50%
Black 2 30% 32%
Hispanic 2 4% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 Duck Creek Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977
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