Smith High School

Summary:

Smith High School is a public high school located in Carrollton, Texas, serving 1,933 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, which is ranked 451 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Smith High School has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (61.72%) compared to surrounding schools, its academic performance has been declining over the past several years. The school consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of Texas high schools, with a 4-year graduation rate that has dropped from 97.8% in 2017-2018 to 88.8% in 2021-2022. Additionally, Smith High School's dropout rate has increased from 0.9% to 2.7% during this time period, and its students consistently underperform on STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams compared to district and state averages. The school also has a very high percentage of students (70.56%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting significant socioeconomic challenges.

While some nearby schools, such as Early College High School and Ranchview High School, perform significantly better academically, others, like Grimes Education Center and Texans Can Academy - Carrollton-Farmers Branch, also struggle with low academic performance and high dropout rates. The data suggests that Smith High School faces significant challenges in providing a high-quality education to its diverse student population, and that targeted interventions and support may be necessary to improve academic outcomes and prepare students for success after graduation.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 2335 N Josey Ln
       Carrollton, TX  75006-1615


(972) 968-5200

District: Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1593rd of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,498 Help


Feeder schools for Smith High School:

Elementary:    Blanton Elementary
    Carrollton Elementary
    Country Place Elementary
    Good Elementary
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Middle:    Perry Middle
    Polk Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  1,933

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
61.7%
African American:
22.5%
White:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Smith High School ranks worse than 81.2% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.95. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Smith High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (61.7%), African American (22.5%), White (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Smith High School is 14.5. 3 high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Smith High School is $10,498. 3 high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Smith High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Smith High School 1593rd of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Smith High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd) 451st of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Smith High School

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Rank History for all students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.76 617th 1427 56.8%
2005 69.65 369th 1429 74.2%
2006 65.20 536th 1430 62.5%
2007 65.90 533rd 1497 64.4%
2008 65.91 521st 1510 65.5%
2009 64.15 591st 1539 61.6%
2010 62.27 668th 1568 57.4%
2011 62.27 718th 1672 57.1%
2012 63.38 464th 1603 71.1%
2013 64.81 497th 1652 69.9%
2014 61.33 611th 1734 64.8%
2015 60.31 692nd 1743 60.3%
2016 55.23 831st 1762 52.8%
2017 50.66 747th 1777 58.0%
2018 37.80 1092nd 1797 39.2%
2019 38.18 1175th 1857 36.7%
2021 23.81 1451st 1861 22.0%
2022 26.92 1400th 1876 25.4%
2023 19.95 1593rd 1961 18.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.26 406th 582 30.2%
2019 79.01 91st 604 84.9%
2022 18.65 569th 664 14.3%
2023 17.28 587th 677 13.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.42 564th 1113 49.3%
2019 39.88 575th 1136 49.4%
2021 29.48 874th 1195 26.9%
2022 34.74 746th 1278 41.6%
2023 24.65 1048th 1371 23.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.92 703rd 1347 47.8%
2019 38.20 802nd 1357 40.9%
2021 32.01 989th 1382 28.4%
2022 37.28 854th 1418 39.8%
2023 33.82 972nd 1478 34.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.33 1188th 1794 33.8%
2019 39.40 1125th 1818 38.1%
2021 23.79 1478th 1848 20.0%
2022 28.43 1378th 1847 25.4%
2023 21.40 1551st 1897 18.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.81 1152nd 1781 35.3%
2019 39.88 1152nd 1798 35.9%
2021 22.91 1439th 1815 20.7%
2022 25.97 1410th 1841 23.4%
2023 17.87 1575th 1891 16.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.12 355th 1137 68.8%
2019 64.22 480th 1145 58.1%
2021 63.58 542nd 1177 54.0%
2022 64.65 476th 1172 59.4%
2023 69.97 362nd 1182 69.4%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.99 1069th 1784 40.1%
2019 35.81 1180th 1810 34.8%
2021 20.23 1569th 1829 14.2%
2022 27.98 1358th 1837 26.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.10 1186th 1803 34.2%
2019 34.27 1213th 1824 33.5%
2021 23.50 1425th 1840 22.6%
2022 26.03 1380th 1853 25.5%
2023 19.62 1549th 1913 19.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.50 401st 486 17.5%
2019 23.89 409th 487 16.0%
2021 28.74 383rd 488 21.5%
2022 31.18 386th 507 23.9%
2023 33.30 397th 525 24.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.72 517th 1013 49.0%
2019 40.54 563rd 1024 45.0%
2021 29.36 708th 1020 30.6%
2022 36.08 594th 1031 42.4%
2023 33.09 674th 1069 37.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.39 1102nd 1691 34.8%
2019 39.04 1058th 1714 38.3%
2021 22.77 1394th 1743 20.0%
2022 26.11 1334th 1762 24.3%
2023 17.58 1547th 1820 15.0%
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Rank History for White students at Smith High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.57 424th 1539 72.4%
2019 50.81 725th 1526 52.5%
2021 40.86 943rd 1510 37.5%
2022 49.47 731st 1525 52.1%
2023 50.12 767th 1576 51.3%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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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Data source: Texas Education Agency

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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by a student
Friday, May 13, 2022

Open Quote the way they treat their students is very poor. they make them stand outside even though it is cold or hot or even raining. If you are a parent don't consider bringing your child here because I know that they are a crappy school. I should know since I am an Alumni. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Open Quote I have never felt so stupid. This school is the reason I feel like giving up on school in general. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Open Quote Wonderful staff Close Quote



Enrollment information for Smith High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 2060 99 195 124 4 n/a n/a 0 2482
1989 1922 105 212 121 5 n/a n/a 0 2365
1990 1851 114 229 124 11 n/a n/a 0 2329
1991 1889 138 246 144 9 n/a n/a 0 2426
1992 1881 140 271 144 9 n/a n/a 0 2445
1993 1843 142 298 185 12 n/a n/a 0 2480
1994 1863 177 272 203 11 n/a n/a 0 2526
1995 1863 221 386 224 6 n/a n/a 0 2700
1996 1863 221 386 224 6 n/a n/a 0 2700
1997 1798 250 400 215 10 n/a n/a 0 2673
1998 1808 242 436 237 10 n/a n/a 0 2733
1999 1269 227 339 235 6 n/a n/a 0 2076
2000 1146 218 282 284 10 n/a n/a 0 1940
2001 1050 234 273 458 8 n/a n/a 0 2023
2002 1079 280 260 611 6 n/a n/a 0 2236
2003 1079 280 260 611 6 n/a n/a 0 2236
2004 1037 303 245 616 8 n/a n/a 0 2209
2005 928 302 235 661 9 n/a n/a 0 2135
2006 870 347 208 708 9 n/a n/a 0 2142
2007 778 360 196 739 13 n/a n/a 0 2086
2008 737 333 205 786 8 n/a n/a 0 2069
2009 670 382 199 835 7 n/a n/a 0 2093
2010 552 381 170 879 9 n/a n/a 0 1991
2011 538 396 172 900 7 1 16 0 2030
2012 499 448 154 924 10 3 20 0 2058
2013 437 472 143 960 11 3 15 0 2041
2014 380 460 140 970 4 4 22 0 1980
2015 345 458 133 1002 3 3 29 0 1973
2016 310 420 126 1003 1 4 45 0 1909
2017 270 411 132 1066 3 2 51 0 1935
2018 261 407 126 1101 2 1 57 0 1955
2019 235 402 121 1150 4 2 52 0 1966
2020 189 427 108 1218 1 1 60 0 2004
2021 183 438 115 1184 2 1 69 0 1992
2022 174 447 106 1239 1 1 65 0 2033
2023 144 434 99 1193 1 0 62 0 1933

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2482 143.0 17.3 n/a
1989 2365 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2329 135.0 17.2 n/a
1991 2426 128.4 18.8 n/a
1992 2445 135.1 18.0 3.7
1993 2480 143.0 17.3 7.4
1994 2526 141.4 17.9 4.7
1995 2700 170.5 15.8 4.6
1996 2700 170.5 15.8 4.6
1997 2673 171.8 15.6 4.7
1998 2733 177.7 15.4 5.7
1999 2076 156.7 13.2 8.1
2000 1940 146.0 13.3 12.3
2001 2023 149.3 13.5 23.2
2002 2236 155.2 14.4 26.1
2003 2236 155.2 14.4 26.1
2004 2209 159.6 13.8 33.2
2005 2135 143.3 14.9 34
2006 2142 145.0 14.8 35.9
2007 2086 149.3 14.0 37.6
2008 2069 151.4 13.7 39.9
2009 2093 144.7 14.5 44.7
2010 1991 134.1 14.8 49.2
2011 2030 130.9 15.4 52
2012 2058 121.6 16.9 56.4
2013 2041 126.6 16.1 56.5
2014 1980 124.9 15.8 56.2
2015 1973 126.0 15.6 60
2016 1909 124.0 15.3 62.1
2017 1935 125.4 15.4 64
2018 1955 126.0 15.5 65.1
2019 1966 124.5 15.7 68.6
2020 2004 122.5 16.3 68.9
2021 1992 122.8 16.2 73.2
2022 2033 127.0 16.0 66.6
2023 1933 132.4 14.5 70.6

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2482 143.0 17.3 n/a
1989 2365 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2329 135.0 17.2 n/a
1991 2426 128.4 18.8 n/a
1992 2445 135.1 18.0 3.7
1993 2480 143.0 17.3 7.4
1994 2526 141.4 17.9 4.7
1995 2700 170.5 15.8 4.6
1996 2700 170.5 15.8 4.6
1997 2673 171.8 15.6 4.7
1998 2733 177.7 15.4 5.7
1999 2076 156.7 13.2 8.1
2000 1940 146.0 13.3 12.3
2001 2023 149.3 13.5 23.2
2002 2236 155.2 14.4 26.1
2003 2236 155.2 14.4 26.1
2004 2209 159.6 13.8 33.2
2005 2135 143.3 14.9 34
2006 2142 145.0 14.8 35.9
2007 2086 149.3 14.0 37.6
2008 2069 151.4 13.7 39.9
2009 2093 144.7 14.5 44.7
2010 1991 134.1 14.8 49.2
2011 2030 130.9 15.4 52
2012 2058 121.6 16.9 56.4
2013 2041 126.6 16.1 56.5
2014 1980 124.9 15.8 56.2
2015 1973 126.0 15.6 60
2016 1909 124.0 15.3 62.1
2017 1935 125.4 15.4 64
2018 1955 126.0 15.5 65.1
2019 1966 124.5 15.7 68.6
2020 2004 122.5 16.3 68.9
2021 1992 122.8 16.2 73.2
2022 2033 127.0 16.0 66.6
2023 1933 132.4 14.5 70.6

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 Smith High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $655 (7.0%) $8,674 (93.0%) $9,329
2020 $1,172 (12.1%) $8,518 (87.9%) $9,689
2021 $1,162 (11.1%) $9,336 (88.9%) $10,498

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Smith High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1175th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1593rd of 1961 High schools
 18%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Smith High School)4921
 28%
   End of Course Algebra I (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))6443
 21%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Smith High School)5631
 25%
   End of Course Biology (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))6354
 9%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Smith High School)3733
 4%
   End of Course English I Reading (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))4347
 4%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Smith High School)3441
 7%
   End of Course English II Reading (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))4648
 2%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Smith High School)7654
 22%
   End of Course U.S. History (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (Isd))7363
 10%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19661933
 1.7%
African American402434
 8%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian12199
 18.2%
Hispanic11501193
 3.7%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White235144
 38.7%
Two or More Races5262
 19.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients68.6%70.6%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Smith High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,933 students attended Smith High School.

Students at Smith High School are 62% Hispanic, 22% African American, 7% White, 5% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Smith High School ranks in the bottom 18.8% of Texas high schools.

Smith High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Blanton Elementary
Elementary : Carrollton Elementary
Elementary : Country Place Elementary
Elementary : Good Elementary
Elementary : McCoy Elementary
Elementary : McKamy Elementary
Elementary : McWhorter Elementary
Elementary : Sheffield Elementary
Middle : Perry Middle
Middle : Polk Middle


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