For the 15th consecutive year in 2015, Smith was listed as one of America's Best High Schools by Newsweek Magazine, The Daily Beast and U.S.News & World Report. NSHS students score above state/national average on the SAT/ACT. In 2015, 91% of graduate enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college. Students graduate with an average of Twenty-six or more college hours via enrollment in the school's Advanced Placement courses. The school's graduation rate was 97% in 2015.