Sports And Medical Sciences Academy

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4/10
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Reviews
10
Grades
6-12
Students
702
Type
Public
This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, ... More
Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This suggests that most students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
English
31%
State avg: 55%
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Math
23%
State avg: 41%
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Science
34%
State avg: 47%
Details
5/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

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


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


Average SAT score
960
State avg: 1031
AP course participation
9%
State avg: 18%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
57%
State avg: 74%
2/10
Student progress
This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

Very concerning:

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

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
2/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Very concerning:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling far behind other students in the state, and this school may have large achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
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Students
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Hispanic
44%
White
27%
Black
19%
Two or more races
5%
Asian
4%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
13 :1
State avg: 13 :1
Students per counselor
236 :1
State avg: 354 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
94%
State avg: 91%
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4 1
3 1
2 0
1 5
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