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Lewis S. Mills High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted November 4, 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


Posted December 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 61%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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26 Lyon Rd
Burlington, CT 06013
Phone: (860) 673-0423

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