Smith Elementary School is in Denver, Colorado and is a Denver County school. Serving grades PK-5, the school has 402 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.
This school performs below average when compared to other Colorado schools. Smith Elementary School received an overall grade of D from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 792 for Colorado and 88 in Denver County.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of inputs, such as student performance on Colorado standardized tests. Smith Elementary School earned a grade of D for academics. For this measure, this school is below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado.
The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Smith Elementary School performs below average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is D.
School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Smith Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is C+.
Information about the student body at Smith Elementary School is listed below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.
Listed below are elementary schools near Smith Elementary School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a more complete listing of Denver schools, go to the Denver, Colorado schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Roots Elementary School||D||D||D||C|
|3||Stedman Elementary School||C-||C-||D||B-|
|4||Swigert International School||A||A+||C-||A-|
|5||Odyssey School of Denver||A-||A-||B+||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.