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Storrs, CT
Students enrolled: 1,173

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1235 Storrs Rd
Storrs, CT 06268

(860) 487-0877
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September 29, 2014
This school has a whole lot of things going for it. It's a pity that they are not more responsive to students with some type of special needs. My son is a senior this year and has been dealing with being on the spectrum his whole life. The school has been non-communicative with us, and when his grades started to go down for whatever reason the only way we were able to find out was by daily checks through power-school. It took nearly 3 months to line up the proper tutors, and only one of his teachers was able to offer any kind of assistance in bringing him current. He routinely has 2-3 hours of homework per night. It seems to me that this high school, due to its proximity to UCONN, has adopted the attitude of a college. It is a public school, and the children who need a little extra help or push deserve to get it. I am also unhappy with the vast amounts of money we have funneled directly into the school, most notably the 'senior-photo' ridiculousness. How the school can force parents to use a specific photographer who charges a minimum of 175 dollars for a photo package is beyond me.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2014
Great school but could use some work when it comes to students who need some help keeping up... I was a student there class of 2009 and I needed help but did not get it so my grades dropped dramatically

- submitted by a community member

January 17, 2014
E.O.Smith is an environment in which motivated students without disabilities can do well. Special education students, on the other hand, are seen as a financial burden on the budget and some are undoubtedly "The children left behind". The upper administration puts on a facade of integrity meanwhile their true agenda lies only with fiscal responsibilities. In short, heed caution if your child is a special education student.

- submitted by a parent

July 09, 2013
I don't understand why E. O. Smith has received a 5 out of 10. It deserves at minimum an 8 out of 10. Every school has its flaws but there are so many opportunities at this school. There are a wide range of classes available to take, sports teams to join and a bunch of extra curricular activities for students. The teachers and staff are always willing to help a student even if they aren't that student's teacher. I think EO should have more student activities like dances and other social events. We do have a lot of drama productions, choral and band concerts, fundraisers etc... I really enjoy going to this school. I have made friendships that will last for the rest of my life. THis school is so diverse and in any class, no matter what level, there are people from the different surrounding towns in that class. I am currently entering my Junior year and I meet more and more new people every year while still staying close with my old friends.

- submitted by a student

June 09, 2013
I am currently finishing up my freshman year at E.O. Smith. Like another reviewer said, I was, too, shocked when I saw that E.O. Smith received a 5/10. As mentioned before, we are a very diverse school, with students from not just three, but six towns (Mansfield, Willington, Ashford, and Columbia; those living in Coventry and Windham are able to attend if they are in the Ag Ed program). Being someone who is very self-driven, and takes pride in their work, I do believe that my education at E.O. Smith so far has been excellent. As an all-A and AP level student, I have gotten a lot out of each course. E.O. Smith offers a wide variety of classes and activities to meet the interests of many students--upperclassmen even have the opportunity to take courses up at UConn, which is within walking distance. The school is full of these opportunities, that is, if you are willing to take them. The only fault I can really find with this school is the "gap" that seems to be between A-level and B-level classes. There is such a difference between these two levels, with A-levels being quite rigorous, while B-level material seems inadequate. This is definitely something that needs improvement.

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2011
This school has been an excellent fit for our family. Excellent staff, good athletics, a wide range of extra-curricular activities (mostly student driven). Academically challenging and focused on service and global awareness. Outstanding access to college level course work and motivation to take advantage of myriad opportunites.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2011
This school is great for a certain type of motivated kid who already is a good student. They don't do so well for the type of kid who might still need a little push. I also think that they turn over way too much autonomy to the child before they are really ready. They run the school almost like a college.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2010
I just came on this website out of curiosity, and as a student that graduated in '08, I'm very disappointed to see E.O. only rated at five out of ten. The heavy dependence on standardized test scores doesn't reflect the amazing strengths of this school. Unlike other schools in Connecticut, E.O. is made up of students from a variety of socio-economic (not much racial diversity, unfortunately) groups from three different towns, and a lot of kids have different goals for after high school. For kids who are college-bound, there is great success. For kids who don't think college is right for them, there are great choices at E.O. like the Ag Ed program and other vocational classes. I truly believe E.O. Smith does a great job of helping kids to succeed, despite normal issues with budget, cliques, etc.

- submitted by a student
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June 08, 2009
Excellent, E.O. Smith literally saved my life

- submitted by a student

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E. O. Smith High School
1235 Storrs Rd, Storrs, CT  06268
(860) 487-0877
Last modified E. O. Smith High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
E. O. Smith High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top