School Details

William Smith High School

400 Airport Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 364-8715
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 282 students 12 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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48%
66%
48%
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54%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
30%
23%
38%
75%
47%
66%
48%
29%
53%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2014
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
15%
32%
44%
43%
65%
28%
26%
47%
25%
25%
47%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
24%
17%
33%
65%
50%
69%
32%
29%
49%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • This school in 2014
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William Smith High School is a public high school in Aurora. 282 students go to William Smith High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 52% of the 282 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at William Smith High School is 12:1. Hinkley High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 42% 52%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been at William Smith now for a couple years & it was THE BEST MOVE we have ever made for a school. The principal & the staff are wonderful & actively try to embody the spirit of Expeditionary Learning. Cannot recommend it higher.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is the best school I've ever been in. I just started my second year and they have told us what our first trip is. I love this school

  • (2 years ago)

    Im a new student currently attending William Smith and I think it's an amazing school.. The teachers are really welcoming and they teach great . There's not much of a drama in the school.. I like the fact that there are only 300+ students here.. In that way the teacher can focus on a student if they need help. Great environment!!!!! )

  • (3 years ago)

    Best school ever. Teachers make attempts to help and care about you rather than seeing you as another face in the classroom. So many opportunities.

  • (3 years ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING!!! Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about. There are many opportunities there and the faulty is great.

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to this school and dislike it. I would not reccomend this high school. They stated that when I came here that it was for acceling students which was a lie. since attending this school my grades have dropped and I am not okay with that. the last school year I finished will be my last year attending William Smith High School.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The oppurtunities I have recieved here are the rarest. I have been able to meet Michelle Obama and Jeanie Ritter. Thanks WSHS!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    An amazing school. I wouldn't choose to go anywhere else.

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