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.
E. O. Smith High School is a public high school in Town of Mansfield. 1,173 children attend E. O. Smith High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 13% of the 1,173 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at E. O. Smith High School is 11:1. Coventry High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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- Field hockey
- P.E. classes
- Ultimate Frisbee
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent E.O. Smith literally saved my life