Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Ben L. Smith High School, is a Guilford County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1283 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of C-. Compared to other state schools Ben L. Smith High School scores are slightly below average. Of high schools, Ben L. Smith High School ranks 440 in the state and 27 for its county.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
Standardized test scores and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to determine the academic grade for a high school. For academics, Ben L. Smith High School performs below average when compared to other high schools in North Carolina and received the grade of D for this measure.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Ben L. Smith High School performs average compared to other North Carolina high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B-.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. For safety, Ben L. Smith High School performs slightly below average when compared to other high schools in North Carolina and received the grade of C- for this measure.
The demographics of the student body at Ben L. Smith High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its score.
In the table below, schools nearby to Ben L. Smith High School are listed. The table includes The School Review’s grade for these schools. All Greensboro schools can be viewed on the Greensboro, North Carolina schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Academy at Smith||A||A||A-||N/A|
|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.