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E. O. Smith High School

Public | 9-12 | 1173 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted July 9, 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


Posted June 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 8, 2009

Excellent, E.O. Smith literally saved my life
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 87% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 2% 13%
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 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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