School Details

Smithfield Elementary

3200 Smithfield Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
(980) 343-6550
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 649 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

47%
50%
47%
50%
47%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
52%
48%
55%
45%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
51%
48%
49%
41%
40%
51%
47%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smithfield Elementary is a public elementary school in Charlotte. The principal of Smithfield Elementary is Ms Allison Harris and can be contacted at p534@cms.k12.nc.us. 649 students attend Smithfield Elementary and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 52% of the 649 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Smithfield Elementary is 15:1. Huntingtowne Farms Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Asian 4% 5%
Hispanic 25% 18%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 42%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My three children have all attended Smithfield and our experience has been absolutely wonderful. The staff is cheerful and caring children feel loved and there are lots of ways to get involved. Best of all every one of them had a great teacher every year.

  • (11 months ago)

    This is NOT a great school despite all the cheerleading you hear. Suggestions for change aren't welcome by leadership The PTA is active but is a social clique that is not welcoming to 'different' parents. Smithfield has a few excellent teachers but too many of the teachers seem more interested in keeping the kids silent and in their seats than engaged. One teacher who has been there for a long time has a reputation as mean and controlling. Everyone knows it even the various Principals. Students are afraid of her and yet they keep her as a teacher. We did not have her but many parents said when they complained their complaints were blown off by the Principals and Vice Principals. In general I saw more teachers and school personnel over controlling kids so they are like silent little drones always being corrected and admonished. This seems to be a bigger emphasis than learning. I would not choose to send a child to Smithfield again. It needs a lot of change. Also my children's test scores which were always high dropped while at Smithfield and then went up at other schools. I

  • (1 year ago)

    Great community school. Very involved parent base lots of PTA support. Awesome principal & assistant principal.

  • (1 year ago)

    Smithfield is a positive and encouraging institution for learning. When you enter you see the enthusiasm of the students staff and parents. Witness the strong relationships during welcomed lunch visits. Every staff member is approachable. You will see students encouraging one another & being respectful of others. The school impressively has ALL students participate daily in recycling & re-purposing items. Their lunch ends with the students sorting out their trash into recycle garbage & compost (used in the school garden). They strive in being current with today's technology and preparing our children for success in the changing world around them computer testing Smartboards iPads tablet Apps Bring Your Own Technology to School & Sensory Lab. I have 2 children attending Smithfield. Every time I had a concern I was given time to discuss and work with staff on it. The principal puts so much personal and professional commitment into students. Her high energy and passion show through her interactions with students staff parents and community. For a large education system we are surprisingly pleased with our experience and education over the years at Smithfield.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school used to do "whatever it takes". This is no longer the case! We have lost some top teachers over the pat few years and administration is no longer approachable.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is very welcoming. I had to transfer and Principal Harris was incredibly caring and helpful. My son is challenged and I love the way this school integrates TD so that kids don't even know they are doing something "different" than the other kids. My son's teacher keeps in contact with me when he has concerns. This school is diverse and has a lot of great clubs. Also since the middle school and high school in this home area are so close they work a lot together and the older students have volunteer opportunities with the younger students. Great programs!

  • (5 years ago)

    Everyone works together to do whatever it takes to ensure all students succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers balanced diverslity focus on all students succeeding

  • (5 years ago)

    Smithfield challenges all children to achieve. Because Smithfield remembers that children are more than just receptacles of knowledge it provides fun and recognition for their hard work. Teachers often work beyond the regular school hours to ensure this success.They analyze data to drive their relooping of their students. We parents are informed of strategies we can use to help our children excel. My husband and I are encouraged to become partners with our child's teachers in the learning process. The P.T.S.A. is exceptional. It consists of dedicated parents who often continue volunteering in this capacity as their children progress in middle school and high school thereby enriching the lives of all the students involved. I am proud that my son is a Smithfield Dolphin!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The moment you come into smithfield elementary you feel very welcome.Outstanding staff great teachers and a perfect environment for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Smithfield is a safe and fun and wonderful school for my child and teachers and her friends.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and administrators do whatever it takes to make sure my child and all the other students have a positive experience at the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    They work very hard to make sure every child gets what they need!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love how easily they transitioned my son who has cerebral palsy into Kindergarten. He comes home literally EVERY DAY with a smile on his face. I love Smithfield and cant thank them enough for all they do!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The Staff is the BEST!! They truly do want our children to succeed. They'll do 'whatever it takes.'

  • (5 years ago)

    You will not find happier children than at this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter teaches at Smithfield Elementary School. The school is inviting environment filled with learning opportunities. The staff and parent volunteers work endlessly to provide the best for the students that are part of the Smithfield family.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school with devoted caring teachers that don't always have much to work with outside of parent volunteers so this money could really help purchase school supplies needed for the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter Elena is getting the support she needs to become a better student.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are attentive and loving to each student and treat them all with respect. Each child is special.

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