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Smith School

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Posted August 5, 2009

Both of my children are students at Smith school. I can't say enough about the community spirit and the teamwork put forth by the staff and parents. The teachers work tirelessly to bring the best out of our children. Mrs. Bolton has been a true guiding light and positive role model for all our Smith children. I feel very blessed to know my children are in great hands everyday when they leave for school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2005

I have my daughter in second grade at the Smith school of science, math and technology. As the name says this school does give imporatance to all these fields. The teachers are very helpful and keep the kids challenged depending on their abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Two of my children went to Smith school. One was a member of the first graduating class. The principal was excellent and set the bar high for her teachers and other staff. As a result, staff competence and quality was almost uniformly excellent. Music and art were stellar as were math and science. The atmosphere in the school was welcoming and inclusive. There was always a level of excitement over on-going projects. That first group of kids who went through have graduated and, while I don't have stats on all of them, many went on to some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. The group my other child went through with is also filled with kids who excell academically. More importantly, Smith took good care of all its students. And most importantly, my childrens' lives were greatly enriched by Smith's socio-economic, racial, and cultural diversity.
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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students75%
Female69%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 38% 20%
White 26% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 4%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 5% 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 44%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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64 Saint James St
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: (860) 236-3317

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