Smith Middle School

Summary:

Smith Middle School is a public elementary school located in Dayton, Ohio, serving grades 4-5 with a student population of 453. The school is part of the Vandalia-Butler City School District, which is ranked 287 out of 835 school districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Smith Middle School consistently performs above the state average in Ohio State Tests across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 68.6% of 5th-grade students proficient or better in Science, compared to the state average of 63.9%. In Mathematics, 79.9% of 4th-grade students and 66.2% of 5th-grade students were proficient or better, significantly higher than the state averages of 66.8% and 56.6%, respectively. The school also has a relatively diverse student population, with 73.51% White, 9.71% African American, 4.19% Hispanic, and 10.6% two or more races, which is higher than the nearby Demmitt Elementary School and Helke Elementary School.

Smith Middle School has consistently strong performance among its student subgroups, particularly African American and Hispanic students. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 112 out of 610 Ohio elementary schools for its African American students and 21 out of 239 Ohio elementary schools for its Hispanic students, both receiving 4 or 5 SchoolDigger stars. While the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism over the past few years, from 3.5% in 2019-2020 to 11.8% in 2022-2023, it still remains lower than the nearby Demmitt Elementary School (13.1%) and Helke Elementary School (18.3%).


Detail:

Public 4-5

 3625 Little York Rd
       Dayton, OH  45414-2454


(937) 415-7000

District: Vandalia-Butler City

SchoolDigger Rank:
568th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,166 Help


Students who attend Smith Middle School usually attend:

Middle:    Morton Middle School
High:    Butler High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.1 Help
Number of students:  453

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.5%
Two or more races:
10.6%
African American:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Smith Middle School ranks better than 64.4% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.1. (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 Smith Middle School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Vandalia-Butler City School District. Racial makeup is: White (73.5%), two or more races (10.6%), African American (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Smith Middle School is 18.1, which is the 2nd best among 1 elementary schools in the Vandalia-Butler City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Smith Middle School is $12,166, which is the 2nd highest among 1 elementary schools in the Vandalia-Butler City School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Smith Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Smith Middle School 568th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Smith Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Vandalia-Butler City:

SchoolDigger ranks Vandalia-Butler City 287th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Smith Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 80.05 279th 1684 83.4%
2016 77.41 380th 1678 77.4%
2017 72.81 497th 1651 69.9%
2018 74.13 471st 1636 71.2%
2019 67.08 671st 1676 60.0%
2021 75.58 440th 1610 72.7%
2022 78.66 352nd 1588 77.8%
2023 70.10 568th 1596 64.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.91 40th 166 75.9%
2019 69.52 42nd 154 72.7%
2021 70.93 28th 139 79.9%
2022 70.64 44th 162 72.8%
2023 57.35 67th 183 63.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.14 574th 856 32.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.56 564th 1465 61.5%
2019 54.57 759th 1465 48.2%
2021 69.74 388th 1404 72.4%
2022 74.92 282nd 1419 80.1%
2023 66.94 453rd 1447 68.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.36 488th 1518 67.9%
2019 70.96 499th 1502 66.8%
2021 73.42 402nd 1467 72.6%
2022 76.60 352nd 1488 76.3%
2023 67.54 551st 1483 62.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.68 258th 1021 74.7%
2019 48.66 433rd 956 54.7%
2021 28.09 581st 765 24.1%
2022 36.16 512th 824 37.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.72 277th 759 63.5%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 10.97 11th 11 0.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.17 440th 1536 71.4%
2019 63.06 703rd 1535 54.2%
2021 73.34 438th 1499 70.8%
2022 79.62 296th 1518 80.5%
2023 69.74 520th 1498 65.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.78 117th 598 80.4%
2019 41.98 347th 605 42.6%
2021 75.49 83rd 533 84.4%
2022 96.16 16th 601 97.3%
2023 72.12 112th 610 81.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.45 21st 239 91.2%
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Rank History for White students at Smith Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.54 394th 1309 69.9%
2019 64.29 518th 1271 59.2%
2021 70.77 368th 1249 70.5%
2022 72.65 341st 1242 72.5%
2023 66.02 462nd 1215 62.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Smith Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 384 30 11 12 0 0 32 0 469
2015 356 32 13 13 0 0 25 0 439
2016 338 30 9 17 0 0 25 0 419
2017 352 37 6 21 0 0 27 0 443
2018 349 52 9 14 0 0 31 0 455
2019 343 55 8 12 1 0 34 0 453
2020 345 45 4 16 1 1 37 0 449
2021 317 33 2 14 1 3 41 0 411
2022 303 42 4 18 2 1 43 0 413
2023 333 44 7 19 2 0 48 0 453

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 469 22.0 21.2 0
2015 439 n/a n/a 0
2016 419 22.0 19.0 0
2017 443 21.1 20.9 35.7
2018 455 23.3 19.5 33
2019 453 22.0 20.5 33.3
2020 449 26.0 17.2 31.8
2021 411 24.0 17.1 n/a
2022 413 22.0 18.7 n/a
2023 453 25.0 18.1 31.6

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 Smith Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 469 22.0 21.2 0
2015 439 n/a n/a 0
2016 419 22.0 19.0 0
2017 443 21.1 20.9 35.7
2018 455 23.3 19.5 33
2019 453 22.0 20.5 33.3
2020 449 26.0 17.2 31.8
2021 411 24.0 17.1 n/a
2022 413 22.0 18.7 n/a
2023 453 25.0 18.1 31.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Smith Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,893
2022 $11,713
2023 $12,166

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Smith Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 671st of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 568th of 1596 Elementary schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade Mathematics (Smith Middle School)83.179.9
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Vandalia-Butler City)83.179.9
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Smith Middle School)62.467.9
 5.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Vandalia-Butler City)62.467.9
 5.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Smith Middle School)72.668.6
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Vandalia-Butler City)72.668.6
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Smith Middle School)75.866.2
 9.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Vandalia-Butler City)75.866.2
 9.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Smith Middle School)72.473
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Vandalia-Butler City)72.473
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students453453
African American5544
 20%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian87
 12.5%
Hispanic1219
 58.3%
Pacific Islander00
White343333
 2.9%
Two or More Races3448
 41.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.3%31.6%
 1.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 453 students attended Smith Middle School.

Students at Smith Middle School are 74% White, 11% Two or more races, 10% African American, 4% Hispanic, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Smith Middle School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Morton Middle School
High : Butler High School

Smith Middle School ranks 568th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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

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