School Details

Edward Smith K 8 School

1106 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 435-4650
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 705 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

27%
9%
31%
27%
8%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Syracuse City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
9%
30%
18%
11%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Syracuse City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
8%
30%
21%
6%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Syracuse City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
8%
30%
23%
7%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Syracuse City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
8%
31%
4%
5%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Syracuse City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
10%
34%
10%
3%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Syracuse City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edward Smith K 8 School is a public middle school in Syracuse. The principal of Edward Smith K 8 School is MR. SAMUEL BARBER, whose e-mail is dhall@scsd.us. 705 students attend Edward Smith K 8 School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Edward Smith K 8 School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 705 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Edward Smith K 8 School is 12:1. Montessori School Of Syracuse is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 5% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 46% 54%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 75%
Limited English proficiency 2% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is very good it is a public school not private you don't not have to pay for lunch and you don't have to work all day you get 15 minutes of recess then you go to specials specials are when you either have gym library music or art my favorite is gym it is very helpful it even has summer school and after school events or activites I think my teachers are very helpful because they always know when you are stuck on anything and they will help you. well thanks for reading this and that's my opinion D

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school & volunteer there also. It can be a busy & noisy place but I see kids blossoming parents participating and very involved teachers. My calls are always returned quickly. My children *are* allowed to wear sweaters (another reviewer claims they can't). My kids do not seem to see any fights or confrontations. Great artwork on display everywhere. Good lessons on civic responsiblity. Very happy.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are caring learning happens

  • (5 years ago)

    When we moved to Syracuse Our daughter was entering the 4th grade. Ed Smith school was our choice of school. so we slected a house in this school's area. Her friends to this day are the kids she met at Ed Smith. She is a dancer in Ny and her frineds are all in rhe ARts. the teachers are wonderful the school is diverse and the childrne's education is Top Shelf!The PTA is thre most invloved in the city school district!

  • (5 years ago)

    From my expereince (my son attends Ed Smith) all the staff do their best to make every school day be the best it can be everyday. However why no website for the school? If there is a website it is impossible to find.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a horrible middle school they dont allow the children to wear fleeces or sweaters in the middle of winter! and what middle school has children walk to lunch in a line? Its a horrible and i wouldnt recommend sending your child there also they are always fights and innocent children get attcked! i unfortunately go to this school and i hate it!

  • (6 years ago)

    Ed Smith Is Not Very Divise and has Communication problems. My Daught attended Ed Smith since kindergarten. Her grade are alwyas dropping and she complains about the teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    Communication with Edward Smith School is quite unsat. Two of my children attend this school I have called the listed number of 315-435-4650 Five (5) times with out (0) return calls. I live 40 miles away My children attend this school. I'm trying to be a point of contact so I may be involved with my children's schooling. I left a message every time and they do not call back. Very disappointing coming from a school who would be quick to reprehend a child for doing something wrong.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent K/6 academics music (bank/orchestra/Notables chorus groups) arts (they raised $20K supporting arts programs) a year-long after-school Parks and Rec program until 7 PM many other programs and extraordinary parent involvement Ed Smith heads the list in the city (usually first choice of buildings on the city's east side quadrant) and outpreforms much of the county. They are the 1st full-inclusion school in the nation the nation's first to go-green recongnized nationally for special education and their ground-breaking leadership roles. Recent US and Eduational Weekly stories listed them as 'Exceptional'.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ed Smith school is a place for quality education at the same time that your child learns to accept and respect those who are not the same as him or her. The school is diverse racially as well as having an inclusive program which bring special needs students into the classrooms. Rather than causing 'disruption ' these students add a completely new dimension to elementary education. The typical students learn to respect and appreciate their special need peers. It is truly a beautiful thing to see. Ed Smith has a wonderful art teacher. The creative pieces that my children bring home never fail to amaze me. The music program and the reading programs in K and 1st grade are excellent. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved at the school through the very active PTA.

  • (9 years ago)

    Edward Smith Elementary in Syracuse N.Y. is nationally and internationally recognized for inclusion of Autistic children in regular education classes.It is considered the first school in America to embrace this concept and in 2004-2005 the community celebrated 25 years of total inclusion of children with severe special needs. The school's philosophy is that everyone fits and everyone can learn from each other. The school is k-6th grade and accomodates between 600 and 700 students. Academic and behavioral goals are high and Ed Smith is one of the top performing schools in the Syracuse City School District. It has a very active and involved PTO and the staff is continually involved in professional development and new initiatives. Syracuse University has strong ties with Ed Smith and values the school's outstanding reputation. Every semester SU along with other local colleges sends many education students to learn at this outstanding school.

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