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9-12
Public district
Burlington, CT
Students enrolled: 822
 

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26 Lyon Rd
Burlington, CT 06013

(860) 673-0423
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August 23, 2014
I'm a senior and this school was tolerable the first couple of years I was there and now it sucks even more. Teachers don't prepare you and you're constantly judged by both students and teachers. You could push yourself harder than you need to in order to get your credits and grades up to graduate, but the dumbest kids in the entire school will still outrank you. What Mills really shows is the preppy popular snobby girls, jocks, and sports come first. The new dean is awful as well. I knew a student who got punched, then her phone thrown and shattered by another student, but he did absolutely NOTHING about it! He didn't talk to his parents nor did this girl get any money to replace her phone. The student who did this to her was a jock, go figure. Terrible communication, terrible school in general. I'm glad I transferred out for my incoming final year of high school. I'd give this school 0 stars if it counted as a rating here. This school states that bullying and inequality is not tolerated, but they need to bring these guidelines to life, stop being lazy, and do their jobs!

- submitted by a student

December 13, 2013
I'm a junior at this school and a lot of things went downhill since I started here freshman year. All I could say is that it's like teachers are only in it for the money and give most people bad grades for the fun of it rather than actually teaching. There are some teachers that actually care and prepare you, but other than that, it's not really a good school. Most of the kids there are also really mean to other kids in which absolutely no adult in this school does anything about these types of things. Unless you want your kid to get a decent education, don't send them here.

- submitted by a student

October 21, 2013
Lewis S. Mills is one of the best highscools to attend in the area for academics. I was extremely well prepared for college in 2009. Most of the students from my graduating class have done really well already. The business teachers are well above average. I cannot say enough great things about this school.

- submitted by a student

August 06, 2013
I don't know what anyone else thinks, but I didn't have a pleasent experience going here. In classes when you try to learn new topics, it seems like the teachers expect you to know everything about it when you barely even learned it, which is why I have a hard time academically even if I asked for help. There are also a lot of kids that think they own the school along with a lot of bullying involved. There should be more consequences for kids who are doing this to other students.

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2011
I graduated as a student in the class of 2010 and felt well prepared for college learning. Mills prepares students and challenges them, as well as has strong extracurricular and sports programs in which students regularly excel. Many of the teachers are excellent and are not only good at explaining the material but are invested in the student's overall success. School leadership has faltered at times but is overall a strong area.

- submitted by a student

November 04, 2009
This school is awesome!, im a freshman here and i absolutly love it! the teachers are awesome! there is soo many clubs, and sports for you to do. there is something for everyone here

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2008
The school just finished construction and now has one of the best auditoriums around. As a student I can say that there is an extracurricular activity for every type of student. The guidance counselors are with you every step of the way with any problem you may have or anything you need to know about college, military, or just your future. The teachers are all very willing to take the time to help you after or before school. There is alwyas fun activities planned for us which allows all of us to be involved. Also we have a very good art program with more than enough supplies to go around to every art student, located in two large studios.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2006
'LSM is a great school. The academic programs are good and they offer honors and ap classes in addition to 'college prep' courses. The music program is great and includes marching band, chorus, and jazz band as well as additional exclusive bands and choral groups. The art program is good as well offering classes in crafts and studio art. There are many extracurricular activities, something for everyone. The class sizes vary greatly (I have had a class with 11 kids in it right after a class with 30 kids) but teachers are always willing to give extra help.'

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2006
Not very impressed with the schools in Burlington. A lot of hype from local parents, but the kids in this district seem very unengaged academically. Plus, the list of colleges attended by LMHS grads (over the past several years) is sub-par to be honest. No ivy leagues, no Stanford, no Duke, no Northwestern... I just expected better.

- submitted by a teacher

July 31, 2006
LSM is a great school. The academic programs are good and they offer honors and ap classes in addition to 'college prep' courses. The music program is great and includes marching band, chorus, and jazz band as well as additional exclusive bands and choral groups. The art program is good as well offering classes in crafts and studio art. There are many extracurricular activities, something for everyone. The class sizes vary greatly (I have had a class with 11 kids in it right after a class with 30 kids) but teachers are always willing to give extra help.

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2005
I like the school system. My daughter went to another school for her first few years. When we moved to Burlington she had never used a computer in school. We were surprised to find computers in all the class rooms. She was disappointed that there were no violin lessons(her previous school had violin in grammer school), but she did take flute once she moved into the Middle school. She is now in High School and involved in sports, chorus, and other activities. Teachers keep parents informed thru the usual teacher meetings, but also call or email parents if they want updates. I find most of the teachers very knowledgeable, although there are a couple that could use some improvement in their teaching skills. Overall I am impressed with the schools programs and teaching.

- submitted by a parent

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Lewis S. Mills High School
26 Lyon Rd, Burlington, CT  06013
(860) 673-0423
Last modified Lewis S. Mills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lewis S. Mills High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top