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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lewis S. Mills High School is a highly rated, public school located in Burlington, CT. It has 762 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Lewis S. Mills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
270 responses
Average ACT
27
33 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$126,341
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$999
National
$949
Median Home Value
$333,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Prom and homecoming
    21%
  • Mr. Mills
    16%
  • Soccer games
    14%
  • Water Wars
    12%
  • Basketball and football games
    11%
  • Fall play/Spring musical
    5%
  • Field Hockey games
    5%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
762
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,661
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,785/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Lewis S. Mills High School Reviews

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Overall, Lewis S. Mills High School is an excellent school. Its community is very friendly and helpful towards each other; we are almost like a little family.My experience over the years has been nothing short of a fantastic and extremely educational. I was obviously overwhelmed starting high school not knowing where anything is as a freshman, but I adapted quite well with the help of friendly staff and Link Leaders- (upperclassmen who help underclassmen). I have gained so much knowledge throughout my years here at LSM, especially with the help of some of the most kind, patient, and generous teachers I have ever had. All of the programs here are great. There are many classes as well as electives to choose from. If you cannot find what you are looking for in a class, we have a huge variety of clubs! Everything ranging from book club, to humanitarian club, to Future Business Leaders of America.
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During my time at Lewis S. Mills High School, I enjoyed the amount of freedom we were given. I always felt I had plenty of options, whether that be in classes, teachers clubs or more. Most of the teachers here at Lewis Mills are very helpful and engaging both during and after class. I have rarely had a negative experience with a teacher. Additionally the faculty here is very helpful and accommodating, something that I've recognized and appreciated in recent years. However the school isn't perfect. We've recently become dependent on new personal computers that barely work, along with poor internet connections. These technical issues can turn some classes into nightmares, as getting the computers to work at the pace of the class is sometimes impossible. Regardless of this and other small gripes, I have really enjoyed my time here at Lewis S. Mills.
Lewis Mills is a great school. My freshmen year sports were pretty big, but over time they definitely grew. One problem I found when participating in sports is that all the attention is put on girls and boys soccer and basketball. After sporting events the morning announcements consisted of five minutes talking about soccer and five seconds talking about crew, volleyball and field hockey. The teachers at mills are all very kind and make sure to include all students. Student wise, there were a lot of cliques. The older you get the better everyone gets along.