Canaan Elementary School

Grades: PK-5

515 students

Canaan Elementary School serves 515 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Canaan Elementary School operates within the Patchogue-medford Union Free School District.

Overview

The student population of 515 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 515 students
Canaan Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Canaan Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Canaan Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 13:1
Canaan Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
8%
Canaan Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
31%
24%
Canaan Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
3%
19%
Canaan Elementary School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
63%
47%
Canaan Elementary School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
2%
1%
Canaan Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Canaan Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.36
Canaan Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
30%
41%
Canaan Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
7%
Canaan Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,856 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $19,176 is less than the state average of $21,692. The district revenue/student has grown by 34% over four years.
The district spending/student of $17,995 is less than the state average of $21,514. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Patchogue-medford Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed 7,856 1,015
Patchogue-medford Union Free   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $165 MM $29 MM
Patchogue-medford Union Free   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $155 MM $29 MM
Patchogue-medford Union Free   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,176 $21,692
Patchogue-medford Union Free   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,995 $21,514
Patchogue-medford Union Free   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Patchogue-medford High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sequoya Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Medford Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PatchogueEastern Suffolk Boces
    Special Education School
    201 Sunrise Hwy
    PatchogueNY 11772
    (631)687-3006
    Special Education School

    0.9 mi | Gr.  | n/a students                      
  • PatchogueMedford Elementary School
    281 Medford Ave
    PatchogueNY 11772
    (631)687-8300
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 604 students                      
  • HoltsvilleSequoya Middle School
    750 Waverly Ave
    HoltsvilleNY 11742
    (631)207-7100
    1.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 894 students                      
  • PatchogueSaxton Middle School
    121 Saxton St
    PatchogueNY 11772
    (631)687-6700
    1.2 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 743 students                      
  • PatchogueBarton Elementary School
    199 Barton Ave
    PatchogueNY 11772
    (631)687-6900
    1.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 554 students                      

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