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Posted December 23, 2013

This school when it first opened was excellent. Oh my! It is just horrible, they have a principal who is known for failure. There is nothing good about this school


Posted April 21, 2011

I attended this school from 2008-2009 and graduated. I loved it! The teachers were fun, the students were sociable, and the variety of classes that are offered to you are more than sufficient when applying to colleges.


Posted January 15, 2009

This school is wonderful, it has great potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

This is my daughters Sophmore year in SMSA and she has finally adjusted to this school. I love the opportunities the school has to offer upon graduation. The staff and faculty are very kind and respectful. The teachers have all the same interest in mind...the students. The principal is awsome, he sends out email updates and info on community events that will benefit our children and he makes time for parents. I love this school and look forward to 2 more years of my daughter being a student at SMSA.
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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 86% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 85% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students86%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students64%
Female58%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Writing

All Students70%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 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.

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
Hispanic 45% 20%
White 24% 61%
Black 21% 13%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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 100%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hartford, CT 06103
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