Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Academy at Smith, is a Guilford County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 205 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in North Carolina it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. Of high schools, Academy at Smith ranks 55 in the state and 7 for its county.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
The academic score for a high school is calculated by comparing a number of inputs, such as student performance on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Academy at Smith performs above average compared to other North Carolina high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A.
We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Academy at Smith earned a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other high schools in North Carolina.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. The safety grade was not calculated for Academy at Smith due insufficient data.
Information about the student body at Academy at Smith is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.
A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.
Listed below are high schools near Academy at Smith. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a larger listing of Greensboro schools, go to the Greensboro, North Carolina schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Ben L. Smith High School||C-||D||B-||C-|
|2||Triad Math and Science Academy||B||C+||B||B-|
|3||Uncg Early/Middle College||A||A||A+||A+|
|4||Gc Middle College High School||N/A||N/A||B-||A|
|5||Philip J Weaver Ed Center||A+||A+||A||A-|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, 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, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety 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.