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Smith Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1113 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted January 15, 2014

This school is unsatisfactory. There are some wonderful teachers, however the bullying is out of control. All they care about is the test scores and the attendance at this school. After many, many attempts to have the situation rectified, it was never taken care of. There are even teachers that bully there. The superintendant needs to really find out what is going on there because the Principal calls the bullying small doses of children "making fun of" and puts the children that are getting made fun of as victims. They are more concerned with test scores. The lunch time is 20 min which includes the children going through the lunch line, therefore by the time the child gets their lunch they have about 10 min to gulp their lunch down. The children get so much homework. In my child's first year she had a six page packet in Science alone and is a Special student, and a total of 10 worksheets. By the time eigth grade came I was so fed up because teachers did nothing to report the bullying and help her Special needs that I ended up home schooling. Make sure you tune to the bullying there as a parent. This climate of this school needs to change!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

My school experience here was okay. It wasn't great but it could have been a lot worse. The teachers are mediocre and some have been mean, but most of the mean ones have been fired. Smith is like a hump, one must pass in the Glastonbury School System. GHS is great and the elementary schools are great, but the middle schools aren't so great. I don't recommend enrolling your child in a private school for these 2-3 years because these are the years the groups of friends are formed.


Posted December 12, 2013

My school is great the luches arent the best but they arent poisonus either, my teachers are the best and the tecnology is good but i hate how they spend all there money on ipads(witch we bareley use) instead of better quality lunches


Posted March 20, 2013

I am also a seventh grader. I agree with the last review. The food is terrible. They serve something called "Super Nachos" which is basically chips, chemical "cheese", and mystery meat. I would call this a bad snack. They hardly ever serve awesome things like calzones or turkey. Also, the teachers are pretty nice, but I am learning the exact same things as last year in every normal class but history. the test to determine math placement is based on speed instead of accuracy, and i have slower nerves connecting to my hands, and i am not fast at things. I know people who got the same grades as me yet got in a higher level because of this. The technology is out of date. Bad kids get a ton of rewards, while good kids hardly get any rewards. The music is pretty good, though. Kids focus way too much on going out with eachother and other stuff like that. I am not liking this school that much so far.


Posted March 19, 2013

Im a student at Smith Middle School and this my first year here. Right now things aren't great. The technology honestly isn't really good, the food is unhealthy, processed, and disgusting, and no one really helps you. The school is divided to how well you are at sports. If you play a sport people think you're a cool guy. If you don't they think you're a loser and you have no life. Come on. It;s not like you're gonna get an athletic scholarship from Duke or Uconn. You need to do something that you could do in your life that there's a high chance of doing in the future. Right now I feel like going to another school the way the school is built. It's not fun honestly.


Posted May 22, 2007

Smith Middle School is probably one of the best schools in the county area. It is a wonderful school. The facilities are very up to date in technology and it is easy for students to get around as it has some sort of color-coded system. Students' academics are very high. As I see my son bring much work home everyday, teachers set very high standards and expectations. I am very proud to have my son attend this school. I recommend it to anyone, as it offers a lot.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

511 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

509 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

514 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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 CMT 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

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

538 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

534 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

547 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

547 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
95%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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 CMT 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 Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian American94%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial86%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian American94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian American83%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial86%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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 CMT 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

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian American88%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian American92%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian American86%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian American84%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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 CMT 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 82% 62%
Asian 9% 4%
Hispanic 5% 19%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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