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Lewis S. Mills High School

Public | 9-12 | 822 students

 
 

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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 49% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students75%
Female88%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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% 62%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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