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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Smithfield High School is an above average, public school located in Smithfield, VA. It has 1,245 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Smithfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1120
284 responses
Average ACT
26
66 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$57,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,036
National
$949
Median Home Value
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 155 responses
  • Spirit Week: we dress up in pre-determined themes
    20%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Senior Prank and Senior Ditch Day
    12%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Pep rally
    8%
  • Basketball games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,245
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,183
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,433/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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I am a currently a senior at Smithfield High, and I have attended this school for four years now. As a Freshman (or New Student) Mentor for this school, all I can say is that Smithfield High is a terrific school. This school is a great place for students to make great friends as well as develop great connections with peers and staff. Teachers are very friendly and offer great lessons, including PBL and other forms of engaging activities. Students there are competitive in academics and especially, sports. Go Packers!
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My experience with Smithfield High School has been very good! I have been a straight A student throughout my high school career thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff. There have been numerous teachers who have greatly impacted my high school experience. From needing advice, to helping with college applications, SHS has been great through it all.
Smithfield High School is a very diverse, accepting, and an overall wonderful learning environment. From the staff to the students, this school welcomes you with open arms. Smithfield has all kinds of clubs and different programs for all types of interests students may have. They have partnered with the Governor School of the Arts and the Governor School of Science and Technology and allow students to apply and alter schedules to provide students with the best opportunity to succeed. Smithfield is caught up on keep students intrigued with learning, they provide technology for students to use at school and home for class and daily usage. The teachers and staff always look for the best interest for their students and engage with parents/families regularly, Smithfield is an amazing place to go.