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Sports and Medical Sciences Academy

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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.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 70% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 68% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students60%
Female64%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Reading

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students44%
Female57%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students56%
Female46%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Black39%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Reading

All Students34%
Female39%
Male27%
Black31%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%

Science

All Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%

Writing

All Students52%
Female67%
Male36%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
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
Hispanic 45% 19%
Black 26% 13%
White 22% 62%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
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 100%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Hartford, CT 06103
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