Smith School



Smith School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Smith School Students by Grade
PK 6
K 45
1 51
2 56
3 50
4 39
5 54
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Smith School is a public elementary school located in Helena, MT in the Helena Elementary School District. It enrolls 301 students in grades 1st through 12th. Smith School is the 109th largest public school in Montana and the 41,481st largest nationally. It has 14.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 301
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.03
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,481st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 109th out of 426
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 276th out of 425
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 100th out of 425

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Smith School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 162
(54%)
2,522
(49%)
 Male 139
(46%)
2,628
(51%)

Smith School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 259
(86%)
4,572
(89%)
 American Indian 15
(5%)
191
(4%)
 Two or More 10
(3%)
118
(2%)
 Hispanic 9
(3%)
162
(3%)
 Asian 5
(2%)
54
(1%)
 Black 3
(1%)
43
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
10
(0%)

Smith School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 189
(63%)
3,050
(59%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 98
(33%)
1,806
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(5%)
294
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 316 ranked schools in Montana, Smith School is ranked 131st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Smith School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (37.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.2%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Smith School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 307
2006 293
2007 292
2008 312
2009 312
2010 310
2011 279
2012 288
2013 304
2014 298
2015 301

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.4
2006 16.1
2007 16.6
2008 16.4
2009 17.3
2010 17.5
2011 15.4
2012 15.9
2013 17.4
2014 14.9
2015 14.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.32247557003257
2006 0.31058020477816
2007 0.26712328767123
2008 0.33653846153846
2009 0.34615384615385
2010 0.38387096774194
2011 0.33333333333333
2012 0.46180555555556
2013 0.41776315789474
2014 0.39261744966443
2015 0.37209302325581

Compare Smith School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,371.6% 13.7:1
 
1,430.0% 14.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 37.2%
 
State Average 51.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Smith School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 301 14.3:1  
First Lutheran School
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Private PK - 06 59 5:1 1 miles
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Public PK - 05 273 18.2:1 2 miles
C R Anderson Middle Schl
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Broadwater School
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Public PK - 05 279 15.3:1 3 miles
Four Georgians School
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Public PK - 05 494 17.4:1 3 miles
Hawthorne School
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Public PK - 05 206 17.4:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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