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Smith School

Public | PK-5 | 660 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2014

My daughter has been going to this school for 4 years now. We couldn't be more pleased with the professionalism of the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

My daughter has just successfully completed Kindergarten at this school and she has made great strides. I am so grateful to her teacher, Mrs. Malachowsky, the principal, Ms. Eshoo, and the school's social worker, Ms. Naspa, for their commitment to making sure my daughter's school experience would be a great one both academically and socially. Not only has she learned proper social skills (which was a challenge since she is a social butterfly!), but has exceeded the Kindergarten reading level and has been placed in the Scholars Program. As an teacher, I am delighted with the education offered at Smith School, and am more than happy to recommend the school to other parents interested in their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

My child just started at the Headstart program and prior to that she was at home being cared for by family. She had limited exposed to other children and concepts of sharing, taking turns or following directions. Since she has started she has grow tremendously. She has been able to share and express herself clearly. The staff are wonderful with her. My child is 3 years old and may at times require more of the staff than some of the other students. The staff are nurturing, encouraging and have been great models for my child. I think their program is great! Keep up the good work. Sonia Colon-Mora
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

I have a son that is in first grade in this school and started here in kindergarten. I honestly have to say these teachers are the best. They care about the students and communicate with the parents well. This is one of the best schools in New Britain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I have five children in this school and I always feel the love and warmth from everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

I have two children who attend Smith School and I am very pleased with their education standards, their community practices, their safety practices and their parent teacher relationships. They have a wonderful PTA program and have great after school programs for the children. This is one of the best elementary schools in New Britain and I am happy that all of my children will be attending this school. Good district to be in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

my daughter was only at smith school for a short while in kindergarden in mrs. Eshoo's class but i was pleased with the school and the teacher my daughter Kayla Smith was very upset having to leave thank you to the school and her teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

Smith school has problem with bilingual education.Fifth grade specifically has this kind of problem.The teacher does not focus into the subject matter.Spanish students need an entire immersion into english language when they come to America,is not only to speak or to explain in spanish,it is also to undress english language before the students;that goal is not reached for Smith School.
—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 83% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
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 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
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 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Reading

All Students32%
Female33%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%

Writing

All Students56%
Female73%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students44%
Female40%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students64%
Female71%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students54%
Female48%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Reading

All Students41%
Female30%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Science

All Students47%
Female38%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
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
Hispanic 58% 20%
White 20% 61%
Black 16% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 82%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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142 Rutherford St
New Britain, CT 06051
Phone: (860) 223-1574

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