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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Engineering - Science University Magnet School is an above average, public, magnet school located in West Haven, CT. It has 601 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
500 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
136 responses
Average ACT
29
14 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$67,128
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Median Home Value
$246,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
  • Pi day
    21%
  • Film festivals
    18%
  • Walkathon
    18%
  • Mini expo
    15%
  • No fun activities
    8%
  • Science Olympiad
    8%
  • Arabic Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
601
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,197
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,501/ year
National
$12,239
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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The school is very clean and organized. It has the most recent technology available for schools, such as max books, Mac computers, google Chrome books, Projectors, etc. The food isn’t the best but it’s very clean. There are a lot of advanced classes and you can take classes at colleges or the neighboring college, University of New Haven. It’s very friendly and I enjoyed it!
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ESUMS is a school that will challenge even the brightest of students. The beautiful new building provides students with state-of-the-art technology and collaborative resources to study STEM subjects. The school provides students with the opportunity to take engineering classes each year from grade 6 - 12, which theoretically will transfer to the neighboring college University of New Haven (along with a guaranteed scholarship if you graduate from ESUMS and are accepted into UNH). However, the school, administration, and some teachers are VERY unorganized and downright disrespectful to students and parents, and the school is often limited by the district. ESUMS is still a relatively new school, but it's still got a lot of growing up to do. Play your cards right and get the good teachers, and you will get a private-school quality education for free.
ESUMS is an excellent school if you're a kid who loves S.T.E.M., and who wants to go to college. There are a lot of after-school programs like dancing, math club, tabletop gaming club, and more! They will also introduce you to programs that are out of school if you're interested.