PROFICIENCY 22% 42% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
26%Del Norte County Unified
22%Smith River

Smith River Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 8 and is located in the district of "Del Norte County Unified" in Smith River, CA. There are a total of 248 students and 11 teachers at Smith River Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 177 free lunch students and 13 reduced lunch students.

Smith River Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 22.0%, which is 42% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch177
Reduced lunch13


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Smith River Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

3<= 20%
5<= 20%
6<= 20%
7<= 20%
8<= 20%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

3<= 20%
6<= 20%
7<= 20%
High Schooln/a

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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Smith River Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 30.6% 53.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 0.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.6% 8.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 50.0% 20.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 13.7% 13.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.7% 3.1% 3.1%

Smith River demographics profile

StatisticSmith RiverCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)20825691
Median age27.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%52%55%
Speak English94%56%79%
Speak Spanish5%29%13%

Education level achieved in Smith River

IndexSmith RiverCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade85.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school85.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree14.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors4.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters0.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Smith River Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.