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Glastonbury, CT
Students enrolled: 1,076

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216 Addison Rd
Glastonbury, CT 06033

(860) 652-7040
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July 04, 2014
This school has an excellent academic system. The students' levels are indicated by their performances on tests and quotidian school work. As a mother of a child who is academically gifted, I believe the schools has done very well in accommodating her needs. She has been placed into eighth grade level one math as a seventh grader, teachers provide her with above grade level reading material, and gave familiarized her with several science programs; she is interested in the ISEF program and would love to participate in what it offers as a high schooler. I would like to thank the administration for recognizing my daughter's abilities, as previous schools disregarded them. Socially, there may be some issues. Kids are very divisive at this school, which results in the formation of many social groups. Although my daughter had not been bullied, she has witnessed others being bullied. The social issues at this school aren't many, and are quite honestly typical for children of this age, but the administration should pay more heed to it. All things considered, this school is very satisfying.

- submitted by a parent

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

January 03, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

- submitted by a community member

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.

- submitted by a community member

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.

- submitted by a community member

September 24, 2012
one of my daughters went to Smith Middle school and know my grand son is at Smith Middle School and the kids love it and so do the parents

- submitted by a parent

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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Smith Middle School
216 Addison Rd, Glastonbury, CT  06033
(860) 652-7040
Last modified Smith Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Smith Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top