Smithson Craighead Academy is located in Nashville, TN and is one of 114 elementary schools in Nashville-davidson County School District. It is a charter school that serves 247 students in grades K-4.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Smithson Craighead Academy did not make AYP in 2009. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Tennessee in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Smithson Craighead Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Smithson Craighead Academy had 89% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Tennessee had 55% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Nashville-Davidson County SD spends $9,586 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 58% on instruction, 37% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Nashville-Davidson County SD District
In 2011, Smithson Craighead Academy had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Tennessee average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.