School Details

Smithfield Elementary School

Rr 5 River Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 421-2841
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 362 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
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76%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • East Stroudsburg Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
87%
83%
82%
81%
72%
89%
87%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • East Stroudsburg Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
74%
73%
70%
71%
65%
71%
73%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • East Stroudsburg Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smithfield Elementary School is a public elementary school in East Stroudsburg. The principal of Smithfield Elementary School is Mr John Burrus. 362 children attend Smithfield Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 48% of the 362 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Smithfield Elementary School is 11:1. Middle Smithfield Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 53% 54%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 21%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    High achieving students are no longer challenged in this school unless they have a gifted IEP. Teaching is geared to the bottom or middle. I think they are trying to pull up the students who are behind at the expense of the ones who were excelling. There are still some exceptional teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been attending Smithfield Elem. since Sept. 2011. Prior to attending this school she attended a private school with great educators and an extremely challenging and progressive curriculum. Needless to say we've noticed a considerable decline in her attitude towards learning maintaining her above avearage grades in some subjects and dropping to average in others. My husband and I don't feel as if this school is geared toward challenging students as much as just getting them to "meet" their requirements. I find that we have to overcompensate her studies at home to keep her at/above her level. I'm not surprised by Smithfield Elem's Great School rating. We're seriously considering transferring her out of the school before her learning habits/scores are completely reverted. While the staff/teachers are kind professional and have good intentions the school is definitely behind in terms of teaching students to think and reason in more abstract ways and to become more innovative and technologically advanced so they can grow to compete in this age of information technology and social media.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been in kindergarten for less than two months and this school is a nightmare! Every very minor infraction is treated as a capital crime by one vice-principal with a very condescending attitude. There is an enormous amount of pressure placed on very young children and my child is constantly frustrated to the point of tears. In my opinion this school has very little understanding of psychological and biological development in young children. This is written from the perspective of a kindergarten student. I hear positive things about the higher grades but the completely illogical disciplinary system has ruined the entire school for me and I will be moving as soon as possible.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is hard to beat this neighborhood school for its setting size and staff. As a parent of a kindergarten student and a second grade 'challenge' student this is a a well run school.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are committed to providing the highest quality of education possible. However the influx of students from nearby urban areas has created a great strain on the educational resources and is adversely affecting the the curriculum and academic expectations.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a great school to send your kids! The quality of teaching is the best where teachers are very creative and care about their students. Afterschool activities are band chorus environmental club study club intermurals. School is undergoing a major renovation expansion project. Karen

  • (8 years ago)

    Smithfield is a great school. My son is a 4th graders and has been here since kindergarten and he loves it. The staff is wonderful and caring. Any child who attends Smithfield will have an excellent education and a great school experience!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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