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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Smith County School District is an above average, public school district located in Carthage, TN. It has 3,129 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About Smith County School District...
Address
126 S C M S Lane
Carthage, TN 37030
Telephone
(615) 735-9625
Website

Smith County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
120 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,129
Free or Reduced Lunch
32.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,422
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$25,205,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,334/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$37,955
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$576
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,400
National
$184,700

Smith County School District Reviews

11 reviews
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The Smith County School District is a wonderful district, it provides children with a welcoming and nurturing environment while also providing cutting edge technology for students to use and prepare them for the transition to college and the work force. The greatest aspect of this district is the small town attitude, teachers truly care and are hands-on in the classroom providing the optimal teaching and learning environment for each student's specific needs with in reason. Over all, it is one of the greatest!
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I have been a student here for 4 years. I like the involvement of the students and teachers together for academic achievements! I cheer and am involved in clubs I feel I’m prepared for college and love my community!
As a student that recently graduated I would highly advise attending a school in Lebanon or Cookeville. Smith County has no AP classes and their "honors" classes are provide the exact same content as the normal classes. About half of teachers do not take class seriously, or they are simply not good at teaching. If you go to school here you will realize you are not prepared for college your first day of Freshman year at all.