Ben L Smith High School

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
37
Grades
9-12
Students
1,296
Type
Public
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Academics
2/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This means that students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Biology I
35%
State avg: 54%
Math
31%
State avg: 60%
English 2
27%
State avg: 60%
2/10
College readiness
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Very concerning:

This school is far below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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4-year high school graduation rate
86%
State avg: 84%
Average SAT score
1148
State avg: 1483
SAT participation rate
67%
State avg: 64%
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10/10
Student progress

Good news!

Students at this school are making far more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

High student progress (also known as student growth) means different things, depending on the school's test scores.

High progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but the school is doing a great job at supporting their academic growth compared to most other schools.

High progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing an excellent job at supporting academic growth compared to most other schools.


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Equity
Environment
Students
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Black
59%
Hispanic
24%
Asian
7%
White
5%
Two or more races
4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
160 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
14%
State avg: 11%
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Neighborhood
2407 South Holden Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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