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Enrico Fermi High School is a public school in Southwood Acres, CT. It has 1,102 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 70 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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Recent Alumnus

On Resources & Facilities: I think tutoring programs were something that should be more developed at the school. They usually go through NHS for tutoring opportunities, but they don't take into account that kids are embarrassed to ask for help. Administration should really make it a more prominent issue. The technology was good. There were multiple computer labs with good computers. The teachers had dated equipment though. The laptops they were provided look like brick and are not very useful with the more modern technology that they possess.

Recent Alumnus

On Health & Safety: The issue of bullying is a big topic at Fermi. There is a zero tolerance policy, which is very nice. They have a school climate committee that focus on problems like these. The resource officer is not much help. I went to him with a problem and he mostly laughed at my situation. He was very unprofessional. I never really went to the school nurse, so I have no helpful input there. I know there are numbers posted for suicide hotlines, and the teachers are very helpful when kids came to them with problem. I think the teachers were the best resource when it came to school safety. They understood the kids and knew their personalities unlike administration.

Recent Alumnus

On Food: The lunch menus were very predictable. It was the same week after week. It got tiring, so I began to bring my own lunch. There were few healthy options and the ones they offered were not even that healthy. The wood tasted mediocre at best. My friend has Celiac's disease, and there were zero gluten free options for her. I am lactose intolerant and the only choice besides milk was a juice carton that was maybe 4 oz if that. They served things like taco meat, hot dogs, mozzarella sticks and chicken nuggets. The choices offered were so unhealthy it was sickening. I ended up not eating or just bringing carrot sticks or cucumbers from home if I had time in the morning.

Recent Alumnus

On Educational Outcomes: I felt very prepared post-graduation. I had great teachers that prepared me for what was to come. I cannot speak for the rest of my class, but I think people in average classes would not say the same. The teachers who taught the honors classes were very key in helping kids move on to what they wanted to do after high school. I can only speak from what I experienced and the teachers that I had, but the ones I did have were very help in preparing me for the real world. I went into my freshman year of college with a great understanding of time management and the materials that would be covered. I knew how to study, ask for help and self teach.

Recent Alumnus

On Overall Experience: The only thing that made my high school experience worth it were the teachers. The teaches knew what they were doing and taught their students efficiently. They taught students not only the material, but life skill and lessons. They went out of their way to their students to succeed. My AP chemistry was probably one of the smartest people I have ever met. He taught us with great ease in a subject that was hard to comprehend. He really impacted my college career by teaching me chemistry, but also time management and taking responsibility for things. My senior year English teacher was also that way. She taught the material, but in a way that was secular. She made us think on a higher intellect level than most high school classes. I cannot thank her enough because she was the one who truly prepared me for the outside world.


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Enrico Fermi High School is a public school in Southwood Acres, CT. It has 1,102 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 70 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

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Test Performance

Enrico Fermi High School performed better than 47% of other schools on Connecticut math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
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Based on 22 students surveyed
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🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 14% No

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

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