Canton High School

  • Canton High School serves 498 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Canton High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Canton High School's student population of 498 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Canton High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Canton High School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#131 out of 951 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
25%
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Black
6%
13%
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White
84%
54%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.290.64
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Graduation Rate≥95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCanton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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CHS is an above average school for academics and has about 150 students per grade. They have a good selection of classes and adequate AP programs. Their chemistry program is superb. The admistrations put a very heavy emphasis on standardized testing. The entire sophmore program comes to a screeching halt in order to cram for the CAPT test. The academic program is very structured, especially for Freshmen. Students are not allowed to learn their own way. One teacher assigns and grades flashcards! No late homework is accepted which means an unmotivate student will not attempt to complete the late work for reduced credit. The school has many clubs. The music program is excellent and students have several opportunities to perform. There are no theatre classes or clubs and only one performance (musical) per year. There are many sports teams for both girls and boys. Cross Country team is very successful. Most of the students have been together most of their lives and it can be difficult for new students to assimilate. It appears that a group of students have been annointed by the faculty & admistration and they are the ones that are always singled out for recognition and opportunities. This school needs to work at making every student feel important.
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