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Seymour High School

Public | 9-12 | 642 students

 
 

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Posted October 14, 2012

This school has some great teachers where your kids can really learn something! Both of my kids graduated and are now at major universities. The school offers honor and AP classes which challenged them. Sports are big and there is alot of school spirit. The administration does whats best for the kids to guide them to success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

I went to Seymour before the remodel and after, before the remodel it was wonderful! But after it seemed to go down hill. It was almost like they spent all their money on that instead of classes and books. Seymour also needed to stop hiring new teachers right out of college. They didn't always know how to get through to the student or just wanted to be their friends. However Mr. Giccone is amazing if you ever get him as a teacher he has never and will never change. He is one of the few perks of having to attend seymour


Posted May 30, 2009

Seymour is the worst school. What happened to 'best school in the valley'? The school has the worst classes and people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

Seymour High School is by far the best school in the area, and although may not have all the resources of schools with larger student populations, the caliber teacher and faculty that is there outshines many others. As a former student I can say that SHS definitely prepared me for college and beyond not only education wise but also fostered personal growth.


Posted January 10, 2009

Seymour High School is where ambition goes to die. Very little encouragement of talent, sparse academic offerings, overemphasis (and spending) on athletics. There's a reason why many Seymour parents with the means to do so send their children to private high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2007

Seymour High School is, by far, the best public high school in the area. As a former student and college graduate, I feel I was well prepared to not only succeed, but excel at the collegiate level. The teachers were knowledgeable, caring, and helpful. The extracurricular activities are SHS's strongest asset. There's a wide array of clubs and sports teams to keep everyone satisfied, as long as the student takes the initiative to get involved. It is no secret how strong the athletic program at Seymour is. This only adds to the quality of the school and the community in general. How can you argue against something that stands for discipline, builds character, and develops leaders? I'd rather my child build self confidence and learn respect than a 3rd and 4th language. I had a wonderful experience at Seymour High School and would absolutely send my child there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 29, 2005

Seymour high school is not a good school a lot. There isn't too much to offer there: 2 basic foreign languages, most of the electives even have you pay money just to take them, and the only thing the school actually cares about is it's football team. Nice school indeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 16, 2004

Seymour HIgh School has so much to offer. It has ways of helping the community,(H.O.P.E Club,ect.) The athletics at Seymour are unbelievable, each sport helps kids to build character and build confidence in themselves. The teachers are so caring and every student and staff member has the upmost respect of everyone. I just really believe Seymour is one of the best public high school's in CT.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students46%
Female41%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Reading

All Students33%
Female44%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Science

All Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Writing

All Students59%
Female76%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
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
White 83% 62%
Hispanic 10% 19%
Asian 3% 4%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2 Botsford Rd
Seymour, CT 06483
Phone: (203) 888-2561

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