L F Smith Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 4505 Waycross Dr
       Columbus, IN  47203


(812) 376-4317

District: Bartholomew Con School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
596th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,362 Help


Students who attend L F Smith Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Northside Middle School
High:    Columbus East High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  471

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.2%
Hispanic:
10.8%
Two or more races:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.6% Help


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Compare Details L F Smith Elementary ranks worse than 59% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 6th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Bartholomew Con School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.89. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.2%), Hispanic (10.8%), two or more races (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at L F Smith Elementary is 15, which is the 2nd best among 11 elementary schools in the Bartholomew Con School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at L F Smith Elementary is $11,362, which is the 3rd highest among 11 elementary schools in the Bartholomew Con School Corp District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

L F Smith Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Bartholomew Con School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Bartholomew Con School Corp 166th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for L F Smith Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 40.25 241st 326 26.1%
2005 55.15 488th 959 49.1%
2006 53.16 517th 961 46.2%
2007 64.39 354th 985 64.1%
2008 55.44 517th 996 48.1%
2009 35.65 739th 1003 26.3%
2010 39.96 713th 1009 29.3%
2011 38.55 751st 1025 26.7%
2012 55.29 534th 1015 47.4%
2013 55.55 554th 1035 46.5%
2014 57.52 506th 1036 51.2%
2015 58.71 460th 1040 55.8%
2016 62.37 439th 1046 58.0%
2017 59.51 474th 1033 54.1%
2018 47.66 616th 1027 40.0%
2019 54.70 500th 1031 51.5%
2021 42.91 619th 1016 39.1%
2022 39.16 659th 1020 35.4%
2023 43.89 598th 1016 41.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for L F Smith Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 349 10 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1989 388 18 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1990 387 19 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1991 371 21 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 397
1992 366 19 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1993 334 16 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1994 323 22 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 350
1995 301 9 3 1 0 n/a n/a 11 325
1996 301 9 3 1 0 n/a n/a 11 325
1997 336 9 4 3 0 n/a n/a 7 359
1998 351 15 6 5 0 n/a n/a 1 378
1999 377 20 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 411
2000 451 27 13 6 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2001 440 27 8 17 0 n/a n/a 0 492
2002 473 12 5 15 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2003 473 12 5 15 0 n/a n/a 0 505
2004 489 15 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 517
2005 471 19 4 14 1 n/a n/a 0 509
2006 441 15 8 12 2 n/a n/a 0 478
2007 362 15 5 12 2 n/a n/a 36 432
2008 372 10 13 17 8 n/a n/a 43 463
2009 359 12 10 21 0 n/a n/a 39 441
2010 365 13 10 22 0 n/a n/a 50 460
2011 391 17 7 36 1 0 38 0 490
2012 402 12 16 45 1 0 26 0 502
2013 368 8 14 44 2 0 27 0 463
2014 362 10 13 52 3 0 27 0 467
2015 397 13 10 47 2 0 24 0 493
2016 397 15 15 55 0 1 31 0 514
2017 410 16 17 57 0 1 29 0 530
2018 394 17 19 56 0 0 37 0 523
2019 345 25 27 61 0 0 39 0 497
2020 331 17 20 64 1 0 39 0 472
2021 334 17 21 60 1 0 32 0 465
2022 357 15 10 56 1 0 32 0 471
2023 359 17 7 51 3 1 33 0 471

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 L F Smith Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 20.8 17.6 13.4
1989 419 20.6 20.3 12.9
1990 417 20.3 20.5 12.9
1991 397 21.3 18.6 13.9
1992 395 19.7 20.0 16.2
1993 353 21.8 16.2 21
1994 350 21.5 16.3 18.9
1995 325 23.0 14.1 17.5
1996 325 23.0 14.1 17.5
1997 359 20.0 18.0 20.2
1998 378 18.2 20.8 17
1999 411 21.1 19.5 21.9
2000 497 28.4 17.5 29.6
2001 492 27.6 17.8 31.9
2002 505 28.4 17.8 38.4
2003 505 28.4 17.8 38.4
2004 517 30.1 17.2 42
2005 509 29.8 17.1 45.8
2006 478 31.6 15.1 44.6
2007 432 n/a n/a 50.5
2008 463 19.4 23.9 46.4
2009 441 19.4 22.7 54.2
2010 460 22.7 20.2 52.4
2011 490 23.8 20.5 51
2012 502 25.0 20.0 57.8
2013 463 24.8 18.6 60
2014 467 24.6 18.9 62.7
2015 493 25.0 19.7 63.5
2016 514 27.0 19.0 61.9
2017 530 28.0 18.8 64.2
2018 523 27.5 19.0 65.6
2019 497 28.3 17.5 63.4
2020 472 26.0 18.1 61.4
2021 465 26.3 17.6 52.3
2022 471 32.1 14.6 49.7
2023 471 31.2 15.0 61.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio L F Smith Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 20.8 17.6 13.4
1989 419 20.6 20.3 12.9
1990 417 20.3 20.5 12.9
1991 397 21.3 18.6 13.9
1992 395 19.7 20.0 16.2
1993 353 21.8 16.2 21
1994 350 21.5 16.3 18.9
1995 325 23.0 14.1 17.5
1996 325 23.0 14.1 17.5
1997 359 20.0 18.0 20.2
1998 378 18.2 20.8 17
1999 411 21.1 19.5 21.9
2000 497 28.4 17.5 29.6
2001 492 27.6 17.8 31.9
2002 505 28.4 17.8 38.4
2003 505 28.4 17.8 38.4
2004 517 30.1 17.2 42
2005 509 29.8 17.1 45.8
2006 478 31.6 15.1 44.6
2007 432 n/a n/a 50.5
2008 463 19.4 23.9 46.4
2009 441 19.4 22.7 54.2
2010 460 22.7 20.2 52.4
2011 490 23.8 20.5 51
2012 502 25.0 20.0 57.8
2013 463 24.8 18.6 60
2014 467 24.6 18.9 62.7
2015 493 25.0 19.7 63.5
2016 514 27.0 19.0 61.9
2017 530 28.0 18.8 64.2
2018 523 27.5 19.0 65.6
2019 497 28.3 17.5 63.4
2020 472 26.0 18.1 61.4
2021 465 26.3 17.6 52.3
2022 471 32.1 14.6 49.7
2023 471 31.2 15.0 61.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for L F Smith Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $888 (8.7%) $9,300 (91.3%) $10,189
2020 $1,211 (11.8%) $9,025 (88.2%) $10,237
2021 $1,449 (13.4%) $9,384 (86.6%) $10,833
2022 $1,695 (14.9%) $9,667 (85.1%) $11,362

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on L F Smith Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 500th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 598th of 1016 Elementary schools
 10.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (L F Smith Elementary)56.139.7
 16.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bartholomew Con School Corp)4739.5
 7.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (L F Smith Elementary)59.145.6
 13.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Bartholomew Con School Corp)53.449.5
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (L F Smith Elementary)57.436.9
 20.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bartholomew Con School Corp)50.839
 11.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (L F Smith Elementary)47.537.5
 10%
   4th Grade Math (Bartholomew Con School Corp)53.644
 9.6%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (L F Smith Elementary)50.831.3
 19.6%
   4th Grade Science (Bartholomew Con School Corp)47.333.8
 13.5%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (L F Smith Elementary)64.437.3
 27.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bartholomew Con School Corp)5341.8
 11.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (L F Smith Elementary)44.135.8
 8.3%
   5th Grade Math (Bartholomew Con School Corp)50.244
 6.2%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (L F Smith Elementary)3943.3
 4.3%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Bartholomew Con School Corp)44.838.5
 6.3%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (L F Smith Elementary)3732.4
 4.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bartholomew Con School Corp)54.343.3
 11%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (L F Smith Elementary)47.922.1
 25.8%
   6th Grade Math (Bartholomew Con School Corp)56.441.5
 14.9%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (L F Smith Elementary)32.919.1
 13.8%
   6th Grade Science (Bartholomew Con School Corp)48.135.5
 12.6%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students497471
 5.2%
African American2517
 32%
American Indian03
Asian277
 74.1%
Hispanic6151
 16.4%
Pacific Islander01
White345359
 4.1%
Two or More Races3933
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.4%61.6%
 1.8%


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L F Smith Elementary ranks 596th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 471 students attended L F Smith Elementary.

Students at L F Smith Elementary are 76% White, 11% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 4% African American, 1% Asian.

Students who attend L F Smith Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Northside Middle School
High : Columbus East High School


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