Canaan Elementary School

  • Canaan Elementary School serves 494 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NY average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • Canaan Elementary School operates within the Patchogue-medford Union Free School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 494 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades KG-5
Total Students494 students
Canaan Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Canaan Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Canaan Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeCanaan Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
Canaan Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
2%
9%
Canaan Elementary School Asian Students (1993-2015)
Hispanic
36%
25%
Canaan Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
3%
18%
Canaan Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
58%
45%
Canaan Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Canaan Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsCanaan Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNY 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.
0.540.70
Canaan Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
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.
34%
45%
Canaan Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
9%
6%
Canaan Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Patchogue-medford Union Free School District's student population of 7,661 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $20,401 in this district is less than the state average of $23,859. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $19,624 is less than the state average of $24,841. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District NamePatchogue-medford Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
2
Number of Students Managed7,661935
Patchogue-medford Union Free School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$160 MM$29 MM
Patchogue-medford Union Free School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$154 MM$30 MM
Patchogue-medford Union Free School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$20,401$23,859
Patchogue-medford Union Free School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$19,624$24,841
Patchogue-medford Union Free School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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