Philip R. Smith School

949 Avery Street
South Windsor, CT 06074
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Philip R. Smith School serves 451 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Philip R. Smith School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 451 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Philip R. Smith School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Philip R. Smith School's student population of 451 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 34% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
451 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Philip R. Smith School is ranked within the top 20% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Philip R. Smith School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#156 out of 940 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
23%
5%
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Hispanic
10%
29%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
58%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Philip R. Smith School's ranking?
Philip R. Smith School is ranked #156 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Philip R. Smith School often compared to?
Philip R. Smith Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Orchard Hill School, Pleasant Valley School, Eli Terry School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
67% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 68% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Philip R. Smith School?
451 students attend Philip R. Smith School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Philip R. Smith School students are White, 23% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Philip R. Smith School?
Philip R. Smith School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Philip R. Smith School offer ?
Philip R. Smith School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Philip R. Smith School part of?
Philip R. Smith School is part of South Windsor School District.

School Calendar

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Date
Schools Closed - Professional Development for Staff
April 02, 2024 (Tuesday)
Schools Closed - Spring Break
April 08, 2024 (Monday)
Projected Last Day of School
June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 451 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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