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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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Effective school leaders: Disagree


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The staff, teacher and principal have no structure , and don't follow there own rules for these kids so they do what they want

Develops character: Strongly agree


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They are disrespectful, ungrateful kids. That has no respect for their teachers, staff or students that r there to learn . It a big daycare for teens


Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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My teachers don't care one way or the other and the kids make fun of her and call her names, she's scared of her own class

Amount of homework: Disagree


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Some teachers give homework most don't ,kids get graded for there class by test taking only.



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The teachers don't care, neither does stuff. Kids walking around sitting in classes they don't belong in, calling teachers names, bulling kids, stealing things from other kids . I'm so sick of this school pulling my kids out this school. If ur a parent that really cares about ur kids education do not send them to this school




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smith has great Ib program and some of the kids there are nice and sweet and the teachers take the time to stay after school until 8/9 pm to help you with whatever you need if you simply just ask and sometimes it doesn't have to be for school wise if something is going on and you have no one to turn to you can just ask one of your teachers to stay after just to talk and they will. People tend to blame SMITH(a building) the TEACHERS but will not blame the students. The teachers can only do so much if the child is in gang violence, does not care about their education, disrespectful to the teacher and those around him who is to blame but the student. everyone blames smith, smith is just a building that got the name . and there are EXTREMLY great people there and it all about what you child wants to do. if they want to go with the bad people no one is holding a weapon to their head its THEIR choice . you choose your path not others . if you want help the teachers are more than willing to help. I've seen students that are disrespectful to the teacher every single day they walk in the class but will still ask for the teachers help and will get it .

Amount of homework: Agree


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at smith some teacher give homework based on : class behavior, grades in the class, how rigorous the class is (honors, AP, IB) and if the class is ahead of behind of other classes.

Develops character: Agree


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The school's BI(behavioral interventionist) try and help to get to a situation and smooth it out before it becomes a big thing so that both sides are heard and wont have to suffer any consequences




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I wanted to rate it bad. But I put average because there are a few teachers that do care. There is violence and gang activity. My daughter found a bullet laying on the floor of the gym. These kids are able to talk back, yell and cuss at the teachers without getting in trouble. I can go on, but this will turn into a novel.

Amount of homework: no rating


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My daughter has a lot of homework, but that is due to the specific classes she's taking. I don't know about the rest

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Last modified Ben L Smith High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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