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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Ben L Smith High School
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted July 10, 2016
- a student
Teachers be practically "fighting" there students with harsh words while they have know idea what tht child maybe be going through at home. Yea the kids can be highly disrespectful, but working with them a little bit more would help them change there attitude and want to become more involved in the school.

Ben L Smith High School 5

Posted December 19, 2015
- a student
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 .


Ben L Smith High School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted December 19, 2015
- a student
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.

Ben L Smith High School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted December 19, 2015
- a student
I have a student in my class that was thinking of dropping out Feb of 2016 for his 16th birthday and the teacher stayed after with him helped him with his work, talked to him and got him to change his mind and every since then he has been doing well and is trying harder to graduate rather just coming to school to pass

Ben L Smith High School
Develops respect: Agree

Posted December 19, 2015
- a student
some students come to school with a bad attitude and the teachers only can do their best at trying to make that person be respectful to others but at the end of the day SMITH is just a building and the students have a brain and a mentality of their own and it all starts at home.


Ben L Smith High School
Develops honesty: Agree

Posted December 19, 2015
- a student
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

Ben L Smith High School 3

Posted June 12, 2015
- a parent
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.

Ben L Smith High School
Amount of homework: Don't know

Posted June 12, 2015
- a parent
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


Ben L Smith High School
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted June 12, 2015
- a parent
I see so much little respect coming from these kids towards their teachers, parents and their friends. My own daughter has changed to the bad since attending this school. We are now in therapy.

Ben L Smith High School 1

Posted November 06, 2014
- a community member
I would like to know why my grandson is only taking 4 classes. This does not seem as if he is being properly prepared for the future. If education is supposed to be the same for all students, why is this happening? He is in the 9th grade. How can this school expect to ever be on the "Best Schools" list if it doesn't provide the proper educational challenges for the students?

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Ben L Smith High School
2407 South Holden Rd, Greensboro, NC  27407
(336) 294-7300
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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