Larry Smith Elementary School

5299 Gus Thomasson Rd, Mesquite, TX 75150 | (972) 502-4800
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 810
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Lora Morris
  • Website: www.dallasisd.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 810
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 47.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 400 (49.4%)
  • Females: 410 (50.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 87 (10.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 672 (83.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 759 (93.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Larry Smith Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black14517.9%
Asian70.9%
Hispanic62477.0%
White344.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Larry Smith Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten8710.7%
Kindergarten14017.3%
1st Grade12915.9%
2nd Grade13116.2%
3rd Grade10913.5%
4th Grade11213.8%
5th Grade10212.6%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
11.3
District:
11.9
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
23.2%
District:
33.6%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
38.9%
District:
21.5%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
21.1%
District:
20.0%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
16.8%
District:
21.0%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$74,451
District:
$79,563
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$54,349
District:
$54,645
State:
$48,263
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$46,969
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$52,685
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$55,150
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$67,341
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

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2 reviews for Larry Smith Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Student on March 19, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love this school,it is the best school you can go to,the teaching,enrichments,and even food is 5 star quality.There is only one teach there that deserves recognition ant that would be Mrs.Shaw a fourth grade teacher ,she is the the best teacher you would ever have!-Trevaun
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 10, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Not even a one star school when it comes to faculty!! Be prepared for a lot hassles should you decide to enroll your child here at this school! Notices are sent out way too late, staff ridiculously rude and an overall a great inconvenience! One way in the school and one way out, since no one is allowed to drive around front to save time! Be prepared to wait in a line over 30 mins. long to pick up your child or choose to park at the grocery store way across the street and walk over to pick up your child in an effort to save time! If you have younger children in a stroller, they are not permitted to eat lunch with their student (sibling). That apparently is a fire hazard...although a wheelchair sitting right next to it, is not! All they care about it $$$$$...not the students! It's also a school that enforces uniforms...which is supposed to be like a discrimination deterrent...however will push a child to buy $10 t-shirts so they can wear that with jeans on Friday instead of a collared shirt and slacks(uniform). However if you can't purchase a shirt, then you must wear your uniform on Friday...now I'm not a lawyer but that sounds like discrimination to me! Doesn't that single a child out...which is what the uniforms are supposed to prevent? If you like to be angry with your child's school and love the hassle, and like issues to go unresolved by the staff, then by all means, enroll them here at Larry Smith Elementary!!

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