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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Oscar F. Smith High School is an above average, public school located in Chesapeake, VA. It has 2,256 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
1994 Tiger Dr
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Telephone
(757) 548-0696
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Oscar F. Smith High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1100
373 responses
Average ACT
23
125 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$72,214
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,201
National
$949
Median Home Value
$260,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
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  • Football games, PTA meetings, basketball games
    23%
  • Pep rallies
    23%
  • Ringing the bell next to the football field
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Plays
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,256
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,596
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,641/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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Oscar F. Smith High School Reviews

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Oscar Smith High school gave me many great memories. I was originally not going to attend this school, but since I chose to attend the IB program I was destined to be a Oscar Smith tiger. My teacher were the best! Of course, when I was a student, I did not think so, but now in retrospect I am grateful for everything that they have taught me.
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I graduated from OFSHS in 2012. Sports was huge at that school, especially football. Teachers ranked from okay to wonderful. The faculty and staff were all fair and friendly to the students. Smiles were always given from the teachers. Pep-rallies were constant, as the football team was quite exceptional. Graduations were always seen as the nicest and neatest in the city of Chesapeake. IB students were sent to Oscar Smith to learn no matter where they lived in the city of the Chesapeake so it made the school seem even better than what is was. The only complaints would be about other students who weren't always that nice... but you can't control how kids are especially at that age. OFSHS was organized and full of great memories!
Oscar F. Smith High School is an awesome school. What I love about my school was how the teachers really cared about you. They were really sincere. If I had a problem at school or situations in my personal life, they would listen, give me advice, and push me to achieve higher grades to do better. The area that needed improvement is transportation in my neighborhood. Sometimes it was hard to get drivers. Overall, OFSHS is The Best HIgh School Experience. Check it out for yourself! Tigers all the way!