New Canaan High School

  • New Canaan High School serves 1,319 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 94% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • New Canaan High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

New Canaan High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

  • New Canaan High School's student population of 1,319 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers109 teachers
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School Comparison

  • New Canaan High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of New Canaan High School is 0.24, 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 (16-17)#15 out of 956 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
25%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
87%
54%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.240.64
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Graduation Rate≥99%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
31%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Canaan School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Canaan South School
    Grades: K-4 | 542 students
    0.0 miles
    8 Farm Rd.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203)594-4313
    0.0 K-4 542
  • New Canaan Saxe Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 1331 students
    0.2 miles
    468 South Ave.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203)594-4564
    0.2 5-8 1331
  • New Canaan East School
    Grades: K-4 | 537 students
    1.3 miles
    54 Little Brook Rd.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203)594-4219
    1.3 K-4 537
  • Darien Ox Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 446 students
    1.9 miles
    395 Mansfield Ave.
    Darien, CT 06820
    (203)655-2579
    1.9 PK-5 446
  • New Canaan West School
    Grades: PK-4 | 491 students
    2.0 miles
    769 Ponus Ridge
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203)594-4410
    2.0 PK-4 491

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