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About This School

Smith Elementary School is a public elementary school in Richmond. The principal of Smith Elementary School is Mark Melendez, whose e-mail is 575 students attend Smith Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 38% of the Smith Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 575 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 83% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Smith Elementary School is 16:1. Cora Thomas Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 31%
Hispanic 71% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 5%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 45%
Limited English proficiency 38% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 76% 43%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    School needs remodeling. Good teachers. School needs funds to help improve the school. Not the best school but not the worst.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter was very excited to start school she asked to start over and over. We sent her to pre-k at smith and after her first day she said she did not want to go back. I had to fight her to get ready. my daughter is white and very much the minority at Smith I saw maybe 4 or 5 other white kids in the whole school while having lunch with her a hew times. She also said one of the teachers would yell alot and I saw it in person yelling in spanish to a bunch of the little kids. I have since moved schools and she LOVES her new school new teacher it is a night and day difference between the schools and I feel for any other kid suffering the same thing my daughter went through

  • (8 years ago)

    On the second day of school my 5 year old daughter's kendergarden teacher told my wife that someone came and checked our little girl out of school. Being new to the area not knowing anyone giving my wife the worst case cinerio were thrown into a panic strickened state. The lady then stated that an 8 year old girl who she believed to be her sister which our daughter does not have came into the classroom and took her. The teacher was unable to provide us with any information no name time or anything written down. School administrators stated that ' it is not uncommon for students to check there sibiling out. No one knew where my daughter was for an hour. Turns out the teacher put my daughter on the bus. The whole situation could have been avioded if the incompitent teacher would have told us that in the beginning.

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