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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Sports & Medical Sciences Academy is an above average, public, magnet school located in Hartford, CT. It has 707 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About Sports & Medical Sciences Academy...
Address
280 Huyshope Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone
(860) 695-6900

Sports & Medical Sciences Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
100 responses
Average ACT
22
8 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$32,095
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$159,100
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
50%
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 26 responses
Report
  • Boy basketball games
    35%
  • Helping with other student's capstone projects
    23%
  • Pep rallies
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
707
Free or Reduced Lunch
89%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,978
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,758/ year
National
$12,239
48%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Sports & Medical Sciences Academy Reviews

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SMSA is an excellent school from grades 6-12, that literally prepares you for college. It has great academic choices as well as AP classes and Uconn classes that help get college credit right before even going into college. The classes are great, the teachers are great, there’s a lot of diversity at SMSA. That is something I like about my school, you can meet people from different countries and make great friends. SMSA, is a really excellent school, the staff cares about you and your well being at school if you have trouble with your classes or personal stuff there are counselors who will be there to hear you out and do their best to help you. I love SMSA!
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Hello, my name is Elma
I am a junior at Sports & Medical Sciences Academy. Their main goal is to prepare us for college and to graduate. My overall experience with SMSA has been great. Since freshman year I have learned so much! The staff really cares about the students and the principal is always making sure we're learning in a safe environment. That's exactly how I feel at SMSA, safe. Although the rules are to keep us safe I do disagree with some of them and would hope to see a change in the future. Also a huge number of kids would agree our school lunches could be better.
Administration does a decent job keeping families informed about school happenings. Most teachers are supportive and get to know the students. Would like to see more of a school community (more clubs, parent involvement, etc.) Cafeteria food is undesirable.