#55 High School in NC and #7 in Guilford County

Academy at Smith

2225 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27407

How Good is Academy at Smith?

Report Card

A Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A Overall Grade

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.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Good

Learning Enviroment

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.

Students : Teacher
NC Avg. 17
Uncertified Teachers
NC Avg. 2%
New Teachers
NC Avg. 8%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


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.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Academy at Smith is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
NC Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
NC Avg. 44%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NC Avg. 49%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 205
Minority Students 199
Diversity Index 48
Students with Disablities 8
Economically Disadvantaged 69%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 33%


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.

Compare Nearby Schools

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-

Academy at Smith - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Academy at Smith? 205
  • Is Academy at Smith a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Academy at Smith in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Academy at Smith? The school's number is (336) 316-5866. You can visit their website at http://academyatsmith.gcsnc.com/pages/Academy_at_Smith.
  • Where is Academy at Smith? 2225 South Holden Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Ben L. Smith High School
2407 South Holden Road Greensboro, NC 27407
Triad Math and Science Academy
700 Creek Ridge Rd Greensboro, NC 27406
Uncg Early/Middle College
1408 Walker Avenue Greensboro, NC 27412
Gc Middle College High School
815 West Market Street Greensboro, NC 27401
Philip J Weaver Ed Center
300 South Spring Street Greensboro, NC 27401