Philip R. Smith School

  • Philip R. Smith School serves 312 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Philip R. Smith School's student population of 312 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students312 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Philip R. Smith School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Philip R. Smith School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#119 out of 968 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
29%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
24%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
62%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.530.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Windsor School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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    1.4 miles
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    1.8 miles
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    2.1 miles
    161 Nevers Rd.
    South Windsor, CT 06074
    (860)648-5000
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