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Enrico Fermi High School

Public | 9-12 | 1102 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 3, 2014

I have to agree with the other Mom about the type of education the kids are receiving. I compared this school to others in the area and was surprised at how low the numbers matched up with the other towns. The most interesting part was that the teachers were paid more here than the other towns but the test comparison isn't even close. So according to my research the students at this school are receiving an education that is not even close to the towns nearby and the teachers are receiving better pay than schools in the surrounding towns. There is a lack of sports programs offered, unless you like to play football, and when it comes to any mental health issues any students may have there are no resources that I have ever been aware of. I agree with the other Mom. Time to get out of town for our children, unless of course they want a job at Liberty Tax. The school in general is not conducive to a learning environment comparable to towns in the surrounding areas. It's time to place my tax dollars where the best interest of my children and their futures are considered priority. It will be interesting to see how this school scores on the Core Curriculum! LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

My son took his portfolio art course his senior year at Fermi. Having a son who has experienced both high schools in town, I can say that Fermi has proved itself as an awful environment for student learning. Administration isn't honest and they do not offer students resources for educational benefit and counseling services for mental or social problems. However, the snob factor isn't as much of a problem here as it is at EHS. I have walked through the building myself and the facilities are comparatively worse than Enfield's, which is surprising considering that Fermi's building is 8 years younger than Enfield High. Recent 2012 CAPT scores and SAT averages are lower at this school, as well. Consolidation for the town's high schools is highly necessary not only for the academic benefit of course offerings, but for the money we will all be saving not to renovate two high schools to meet minimum academic standards, which will not be reimbursed! The people here are a piece of work. The environment is not enriching for students, especially not for high achievers. I do not recommend this school for anyone. Cut your losses and get out of town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Fermi set me up for a great future and provided me with a lot of support and guidance. My transition into college was so smooth thanks to the faculty and staff that truly cares about the students. I am proud to be a Fermi alumn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2010

Fermi High is all about the talk. But whether or not they follow through is debatable. My kids received an awful education from there. The principal seems to be the only one fighting to unify the community but it's really in vain. The teachers are not up to par and the students think that they are entitled to everything. These values promote laziness and a lack of will to learn, which is probably why Fermi's tests scores FELL. Sports and clubs aren't encouraged. Overall dissatisfied.
—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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students43%
Female33%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students43%
Female36%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 87% 62%
Black 5% 13%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Asian 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Enfield, CT 06082
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