School Details

Smith Elementary School

2300 Mesquite Valley Road, Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 882-7080
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 518 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
72%
76%
65%
66%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
69%
74%
84%
69%
70%
78%
70%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
74%
76%
65%
78%
79%
60%
71%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Mesquite Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smith Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mesquite. The principal of Smith Elementary School is CHARLENE GOSS, who can be contacted at cgross@mesquiteisd.org. 518 students go to Smith Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Smith Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 518 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 53% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Smith Elementary School is 17:1. Rutherford Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 25%
Hispanic 33% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 71%
Limited English proficiency 6% 21%
Economically disadvantaged 31% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My twins sons are in third grade and this is their first year attending a public school. We are so happy they attend BJ Smith. Although they are in different classes the teachers are all on the same page. My sons come home each day excited about their day at BJ!!!!!!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attends the 2nd grade and the math and science programs are great! The teaching staff is wonderful.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the great teachers at b.j. smith my daughters teacher stays after to help her once a week by choice. All of the teachers we have met have been wonderful really an involved school!!

  • (10 years ago)

    My children have done very well at Smith. Great Principal and many dedicated teachers. Large school but has a small school atmosphere.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have had a wonderful educational experience at Smith. The teachers are very professional caring educators.

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