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Philip R. Smith School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted February 27, 2014

I have three children at this school, and all three have great teachers. The administration is very engaged and helpful, parents are very involved, and the climate is very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

The new principal and staffing overhaul at this school has dramatically improved climate and moral. SMART Boards are in every classroom and two computer labs allow students to access technology, which is a vital component in today's world! Student work is engaging, authentic, and meaningful thanks to the district's new and improved curriculum. This is a great school that is only going to get better :)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2008

There is too much emphasis on 'the four agreements' here at the exclusion of disciplining repeat offenders. My child does not feel she can report another student's inappropriate behavior because 'nothing will be done' [about it]. Academic rigor is taking a back seat to 'unlocking the treasures within.'
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students95%
Female91%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students88%
Female80%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 77% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Black 5% 13%
Hispanic 5% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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949 Avery St
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone: (860) 648-5025

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