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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
North Smithfield School Department is an above average, public school district located in Slatersville, RI. It has 1,707 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
About North Smithfield School Department...
Address
83 Greene Street
Slatersville, RI 02876
Telephone
(401) 769-5492

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
113 responses
Average ACT
28
12 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,707
Free or Reduced Lunch
17.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,929
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$26,527,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,515/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    2%

North Smithfield School Department Reviews

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North Smithfield School Department is an ebb and flow of great and bothersome times. It is well regarded for its academic and school culture. It has phenomenal teachers that care about the students and their success. Although the work load is often rigorous it helps prepare students for College. Many of the students have unique personalities and are always accepting of people no matter who they are. There are several school activities available, however, the school is not noteworthy for its diversity or athletic performance although it does well occasionally in sports.The main problem with the school include the lack of funding of the school as seen by the ancient classrooms and the schools poor lunch options offered. However, as of 2018 the school has begun redecoration of the school to be up to date with modern schools. With these problems aside, North Smithfield provides one of the best offers in Rhode Island for academic pursuits supported by a great community.
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Good education provided here, mostly good teachers, and an amazing music program. However, there is no diversity, maybe a small handful of Hispanic/Latinos and an even smaller group of black people. The cafeteria food is not far from being plastic, though some of it is good. The real issue that I have with this school is how it is full of cliques. Also that the school has many mechanical issues, but focuses on the cosmetic issues. The bathrooms are awful, the girl's bathroom stalls in the locker room don't close correctly, and will suddenly open. I appreciate the school trying to make the learning environment look better, but I would love for them to fix the bathrooms, water fountains, and sinks first.
The atmosphere is definitely pleasant. No bullying or harassment. Most teachers are very qualified and make students want to come!