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About This School

Oscar Smith Middle School is a public middle school in Chesapeake. The principal of Oscar Smith Middle School is Mrs. Judith C. Thurston, who can be contacted at Judith.Thurston@cpschools.com. 982 students attend Oscar Smith Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 982 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oscar Smith Middle School is 13:1. Chesapeake Alternative School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 71% 35%
Hispanic 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 55%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is good for your child to go to. I just pass to the 9th grade. The teachers in this school provide you with help when you need it . There are a lot of activities you can join . The teachers there are so nice you aren't gonna want to go home . If I have to pick a school it will be this one.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is new and the equipment is really great. The teachers and staff are all really supportive if you remain in contact with them. Biggest problem with this school is the students and their parents. Lots of students from rougher areas are brought into this school. That combined with their already difficult age make bullying and some crime out of control here. As the neighborhood continues to improve these things have gotten better but its a very slow process.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can say the teachers really do what they are trained to do my child had failing grades when she first came to this school and after finding the right mix of teachers she is now enjoying school and is an honor roll student

  • (4 years ago)

    I used to attend there but now I am a rising sophmore. I loved it!! I took advanced classes so I had some of the best teachers ever! They were all great

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the school. The teachers and staff really care about the students as well as the parents. There is alot fo communication between parent staff and teachers which makes it easier to make sure that your child is getting a quailty education. Since my child has been at this school she has really learned a lot. She is in the AVID program as well as the honors program. She plays the violin viola bass and other instruments and all of this is possible because the teachers and stff work well ith the parents. Some of the students are a little energetic but that is not the schools or teachers fault. They do an excellent job.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel Oscar F. Smith Middle is a school that is overwhelmed with classes that are too large. The schools seem to be losing more control every day. I get a upset when I see what goes on and what the students do and say in the hallways.

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently go to this school . and i love it. i love the teachers and there are alot of sports and clubs. people think of oscar smith and think of fighst but its not that bad. the only thing it needs to be updated and it is now.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school! This school has great teaching and great students. I love the fact they give everyone such a good opertunity for music sports and clubs.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a good school I loved attending it. One problem I have with this school is overcrowding. The school has over 30 portable classrooms and some children have to eat lunch in a portable classroom because the cafeteria isn't big enough. Another concern is about all of the fights and food fights that go on. But overall the curriculum is good and the chorus and step team sound great!

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