PROFICIENCY 20% 41% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
17%Aurora Joint District No. 28 of the counties of Adams and A

William Smith High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Aurora Joint District No. 28 of the counties of Adams and A" in Aurora, CO. There are a total of 303 students and 21 teachers at William Smith High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 153 free lunch students and 20 reduced lunch students.

William Smith High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 19.8%, which is 41% lower than the Colorado average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch153
Reduced lunch20


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment6
Taking some courses2
Taking some courses (not tests)4
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses<=2

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At William Smith High School, there are a total of 6 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 2 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School6-9%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School30-34%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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William Smith High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 30.2% 18.1% 54.9% 51.1%
African American 16.3% 18.0% 4.7% 15.9%
Asian 3.3% 4.4% 3.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 45.2% 53.8% 32.6% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.3% 0.8% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.3% 0.6% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.3% 4.2% 3.5% 3.1%

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Aurora demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,2875091
Median age34.136.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%56%55%
Speak English68%83%79%
Speak Spanish21%12%13%

Education level achieved in Aurora

Completed 8th grade84.2%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college61.1%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
Source: The William Smith High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.