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The Academy At Ben L Smith High School

Public | 9-12 | 203 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2013

The Academy focuses on two career pathways for the students which are Medical and Construction. The school is also big on parent involvement; this in turn helps students as they develop into young adults. The staff is wonderful and the teachers care for the students. It's a good place to attend if you're looking for careers in those fields. Once you're a Junior or Senior you're able to take college courses at GTCC. This will give you a head start of college credits once you graduate.


Posted February 2, 2011

Their a great school and focus on the student talent, also has one of the most graduated school in nc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2010

I love This School, Iam a Proud Parent My baby been there Since the 10th Grade and now she Already Graduated Earlyer Than Others so she can plan her CARRER. Am so Proud of Her ( Now My Other Daughter Is has already been accepted and looking forward for a Good 9th grade year..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

This School is prob An Excellant choice for rising 9th graders,10th 11th and 12th, exspeailly if you want o get into a good collage.


Posted March 26, 2009

This school is small but i think it is outstanding,not alot people so you get a one on one with the teacher..
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Science

All Studentsn/a
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

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United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students-5%
Female-5%
Malen/a
Black-5%
Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-5%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-5%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically gifted73%

English II

All Students47%
Female62%
Male32%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 26%
Hispanic 15% 14%
Asian 13% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
White 2% 52%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr David Miller
Fax number
  • (336) 316-5869

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2225 South Holden Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
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