New Canaan School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 4,215 students in New Canaan School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 1% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in New Canaan School District have an average math proficiency score of 87% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 90% (versus the 58% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in New Canaan School District are South School, Saxe Middle School and West School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. New Canaan School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

New Canaan School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 1%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
New Canaan School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
5 Schools
996 Schools
# Students
4,215 Students
496,319 Students
# Teachers
336 Teachers
40,293 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

New Canaan School District, which is ranked within the top 1% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
Overall District Rank
#1 out of 200 school districts
(Top 1%)
This chart display the overall district rank of New Canaan   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New Canaan   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Canaan   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of New Canaan   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.33
0.66
# American Indian Students
7 Students
1,250 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
301 Students
26,260 Students
% Asian Students
7%
5%
# Hispanic Students
227 Students
136,493 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
28%
# Black Students
63 Students
62,063 Students
% Black Students
2%
13%
# White Students
3,431 Students
249,785 Students
% White Students
82%
50%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
484 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
183 Students
19,984 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
44
11,299
# Students in K Grade:
264
31,823
# Students in 1st Grade:
321
35,157
# Students in 2nd Grade:
275
34,865
# Students in 3rd Grade:
288
35,362
# Students in 4th Grade:
337
36,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
321
36,487
# Students in 6th Grade:
346
37,748
# Students in 7th Grade:
318
38,608
# Students in 8th Grade:
357
39,891
# Students in 9th Grade:
329
41,778
# Students in 10th Grade:
347
40,053
# Students in 11th Grade:
287
38,676
# Students in 12th Grade:
381
38,557
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $26,957 is higher than the state median of $26,215. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $26,234 is higher than the state median of $25,113. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$114 MM
$35 MM
This chart display total revenue of New Canaan   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$111 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total spending of New Canaan   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$26,957
$26,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in New Canaan   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$26,234
$25,113
This chart display average spending per public school student in New Canaan   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best New Canaan School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
South School
Math: 92% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8 Farm Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-4313
Grades: K-4
| 517 students
Rank: #22.
Saxe Middle School
Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
468 South Ave.
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-4564
Grades: 5-8
| 1,342 students
Rank: #33.
West School
Math: 90% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
769 Ponus Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-4410
Grades: PK-4
| 463 students
Rank: #44.
East School
Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
54 Little Brook Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-4219
Grades: K-4
| 549 students
Rank: #55.
New Canaan High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11 Farm Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,344 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • New Canaan School District
  • 39 LOCUST AVENUE, NEW CANAAN, CT, 06840-4723
  • (203) 594-4000
  • newcanaan.k12.ct.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,215 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in CT)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.33

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