Edwin O. Smith High School is a community of learners committed to academic excellence, personal achievement, and integrity. Students are encouraged to respect and learn from differences to become self-directed learners who demonstrate a sense of responsibility to contribute as literate members of an interdependent world.
- Black/African American: 5%
- White: 76%
- Hispanic: 12%
- Asian: 7%
E.O. Smith is a regional high school located on the University of Connecticut (UCONN)-Storrs Campus. Through a unique partnership with UCONN, E.O. Smith students have the opportunity to enroll in on-campus courses, share athletic field space and participate in special events hosted by the university. This integration provides exposure to advanced learning opportunities and rich co-curricular experiences.In addition to expanded curricular offerings, we provide diverse learning opportunities that include an agricultural education program, a Big Picture Learning setting, and an 18-21-year-old transition program.
At E.O. Smith, students are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals, to create their own pathway, while participating as active members of their community.Having a history of advocacy for the marginalized members of society, E.O. Smith offers theme-based teach-ins and fundraising events to serve disadvantaged members of its local community.As a result of this exposure to the living conditions of others, students at E.O. Smith gain a rich sense of social justice through the curriculum and active citizenship experiences.
Community and equity is at the center of all decision making at E.O. Careful attention is paid to the participation, performance, and experiences of every member of the student body to ensure policies and practices advance all students toward meeting their potential. It is our mission to remove all systemic barriers that work against our students achieving their goals and dreams. E.O. Smith is truly a student-centered school that places the student needs as priorities above all else.