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Smith Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted July 4, 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


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 85% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian American97%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian American98%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial95%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian American94%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial90%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian American94%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial95%
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian American94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 79% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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216 Addison Rd
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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