Smith Elementary School

Public K-5

 370 Old Ivy Rd NE
       Atlanta, GA  30342


 (404) 802-3880

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
105th of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.6
Number of students:  1,008

Racial breakdown:
White:
48.0%
Hispanic:
21.6%
African American:
18.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Smith Elementary School ranked better than 91.3% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 6th among 50 ranked elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.35. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Smith Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48%), Hispanic (21.6%), African American (18%). (See more...)
Compare Details 23.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Smith Elementary School is 14.6. 42 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Smith Elementary School employs 69 full-time teachers.
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SchoolDigger ranks Smith Elementary School 105th of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Smith Elementary School in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Smith Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.57 42nd 1101 96.2%
2007 89.39 45th 1125 96.0%
2008 86.48 87th 1134 92.3%
2009 83.98 116th 1133 89.8%
2010 83.27 128th 1183 89.2%
2011 85.46 87th 1212 92.8%
2012 83.83 104th 1201 91.3%
2013 78.43 231st 1225 81.1%
2014 78.46 217th 1231 82.4%
2015 92.47 88th 1240 92.9%
2016 91.91 89th 1233 92.8%
2017 87.33 133rd 1205 89.0%
2018 90.35 105th 1209 91.3%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Open Quote Mediocre school living off past glory. My child learnt nothing while there for a year. All he learned was to be scared of school as he said the teachers were 'not nice to him'. Thankfully we moved back home to London and he started school here. At his current school, he consistently wins awards and praises from his teachers.
At Sarah Smith each day we picked him up, they had something negative to say about his behaviour. There was a day I volunteered to help make stuff for the school, I happened to walk past his class and saw that his teacher had given him a single desk facing the classroom door. He literally was sitting with his back to the rest of the class and his teachers, whilst facing all the distractions the busy hallway had to offer. I requested a meeting with the teacher and head teacher once I found out he'd actually being in that position for over two weeks. Now I'm not an expert, but this in my opinion was not the right way to deal with a child that "talks too much, doesn't sit criss cross applesauce, does not walk a straight line in the hallways". These were the crimes I was told he committed that got him this sitting position. Not that he hurts or attacks his friends or anything awfully distracting.
The head teacher did the right thing during the meeting and agreed that banishing a child to the exit was exclusionary and child shaming and was not the right thing to do with a 5 year old. She requested the teacher seat him close to her, so he could be redirected once he started getting antsy. Unfortunately, by this point, the harm had already being done and school held little pleasure for him.
We are very happy things have improved since attending his new school. He's reading very well now, writing full page stories, and we've discovered he's an Arithmetic genius but best of all, he enjoys school. He still cries when he remembers Sarah Smith and does not even want us to talk about visiting Atlanta as he is too scared we will send him back there. We have promised him he will never have to go back there. It's being 11months since our son left Sarah Smith and I'm writing this review now because he came crying again this morning saying he had a nightmare that he we sent him back to Sarah Smith. This literally broke my heart! I had to put this down. It was Kindergarten, why did it have to be so stressful??? Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Open Quote The school population has changed in recent years. The administration and teachers have continued to provide an excellent education to the students. I'm proud to have my children attend Sarah Smith. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Open Quote LOVE it! We have been very happy at Sarah Smith. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Smith Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 417 412
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 414 414
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 407 402
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 406 401
1994 328 82 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1995 397 67 2 6 1 n/a n/a 0 473
1996 397 67 2 6 1 n/a n/a 0 473
1997 388 57 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1998 429 49 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1999 454 52 9 15 0 n/a n/a 0 530
2000 488 54 8 18 1 n/a n/a 0 569
2001 511 58 15 16 2 n/a n/a 0 602
2002 557 66 18 17 2 n/a n/a 0 660
2003 557 66 18 17 2 n/a n/a 0 660
2004 561 52 21 22 0 n/a n/a 0 656
2005 569 64 24 28 0 n/a n/a 17 702
2006 588 84 26 38 0 n/a n/a 19 755
2007 624 87 38 33 0 n/a n/a 34 816
2008 621 93 48 37 1 n/a n/a 44 844
2009 628 105 58 52 1 n/a n/a 47 891
2010 651 117 45 73 0 0 46 0 932
2011 692 149 41 102 1 1 45 0 1031
2012 704 162 51 123 4 1 50 0 1095
2013 723 176 71 209 3 0 63 0 1245
2014 685 176 85 234 4 0 77 0 1261
2015 571 187 86 200 2 0 69 0 1115
2016 541 205 82 217 0 0 60 0 1105
2017 484 181 66 218 0 0 59 0 1008

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Smith Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 412 27.0 15.2 n/a
1991 414 26.0 15.9 4.8
1992 402 27.0 14.8 5.0
1993 401 23.0 17.4 4.5
1994 419 27.6 15.2 2.4
1995 473 33.0 14.3 3.0
1996 473 33.0 14.3 3.0
1997 454 30.0 15.1 4.2
1998 496 30.5 16.3 1.8
1999 530 34.4 15.4 7.7
2000 569 35.0 16.3 5.4
2001 602 41.4 14.5 3.7
2002 660 46.5 14.2 5.2
2003 660 46.5 14.2 5.2
2004 656 47.0 14.0 6.3
2005 702 54.4 12.9 8.0
2006 755 57.6 13.1 10.5
2007 816 60.8 13.4 9.0
2008 844 64.0 13.2 9.0
2009 891 71.0 12.5 10.5
2010 932 69.0 13.5 10.5
2011 1031 68.0 15.1 13.1
2012 1095 72.0 15.2 13.1
2013 1245 82.5 15.0 19.1
2014 1261 81.0 15.5 20.1
2015 1115 73.0 15.2 18.4
2016 1105 73.0 15.1 22.5
2017 1008 69.0 14.6 23.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Smith Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 412 27.0 15.2 n/a
1991 414 26.0 15.9 4.8
1992 402 27.0 14.8 5.0
1993 401 23.0 17.4 4.5
1994 419 27.6 15.2 2.4
1995 473 33.0 14.3 3.0
1996 473 33.0 14.3 3.0
1997 454 30.0 15.1 4.2
1998 496 30.5 16.3 1.8
1999 530 34.4 15.4 7.7
2000 569 35.0 16.3 5.4
2001 602 41.4 14.5 3.7
2002 660 46.5 14.2 5.2
2003 660 46.5 14.2 5.2
2004 656 47.0 14.0 6.3
2005 702 54.4 12.9 8.0
2006 755 57.6 13.1 10.5
2007 816 60.8 13.4 9.0
2008 844 64.0 13.2 9.0
2009 891 71.0 12.5 10.5
2010 932 69.0 13.5 10.5
2011 1031 68.0 15.1 13.1
2012 1095 72.0 15.2 13.1
2013 1245 82.5 15.0 19.1
2014 1261 81.0 15.5 20.1
2015 1115 73.0 15.2 18.4
2016 1105 73.0 15.1 22.5
2017 1008 69.0 14.6 23.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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