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About This School

Hurlbut W Smith K-8 School is a public middle school in Syracuse. The principal of Hurlbut W Smith K-8 School is MS. SHARON BIRNKRANT and can be contacted at sbirnkrant@scsd.us. 790 children attend Hurlbut W Smith K-8 School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the Hurlbut W Smith K-8 School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 790 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hurlbut W Smith K-8 School is 13:1. Christian Brothers Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 54%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 19% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 75%
Limited English proficiency 26% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I go to H.W. Smith School and it is so diverse that we have a day that students from my school were their traditional clothes . I have good teachers especially in 8th grade when I really needed them.my teachers are Mrs. Kent Mrs. Earl/Ms. Short Mr. Sheldon And Mrs. Walsh

  • (4 years ago)

    The diversity. There are more than 35 different ethnicities/cultures represented in this school from every part of the world. A unique school that offer unique opportunities and challenges

  • (5 years ago)

    h.w smith middle school the best middle school out of all the middle schools in syracuse the teachers are the bomb big up mr. ledo the 7 grade spanish teacher ms. short english teacher and mrs.kent the math teacher

  • (6 years ago)

    h.w smith is a great school.I have learned a lot from the teachers that go there.Its not like an ordinary school our teachers actually take the time out of there busy schedules to hep us with what we need help with.They help us grow up and prepare for college.Yea sometimes we might be a little crazy but i love it there i have grown up accept people for who they are . I have learned a lot about many other cultures

  • (6 years ago)

    H.W is more Diverse then Ed Smith. At H.W Smith the teachers take the time to actaully work with the kids. my daughter attended Ed Smith in Kindergarten and I immdeiatley took her out. the first day of school and she already new 7 new swear words. My daughter is currwnt attening H.W smith and is in the Honor Society and plays sports

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter was attending Kindergarten and it was great. Her teacher was Mr. Youngs and I think he is excellent and the school is very good. I am very happy that I choose this school

  • (6 years ago)

    H.W.Smith is a good school because it is very diverse and we get to learn about different cultures

  • (7 years ago)

    What a wonderful international community at H. W. Smith. There are children from all corners of the world learning together meeting high standards and excelling. This is a great place to learn to be a leader in the 21st century world.

  • (7 years ago)

    H.W. Smith has one of the highest levels of quality academic programs in all of the city schools. Their music and art programs are great. There is wonderful parent involvement as well. It's such a great school that some of the teachers have their own children going there for a quality education.

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