South School

  • South School serves 542 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90% (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 88% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • South School's student population of 542 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students542 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South School is ranked within the top 1% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of South School is 0.30, 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 Testing Rank#4 out of 951 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
25%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
83%
54%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South School and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.300.64
This chart display the diversity score of South School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 1999-00 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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 New Canaan High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,319 student
    0.0 miles
    11 Farm Rd.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203) 594-4600
    0.0 9-12 1,319
  • New Canaan Saxe Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 1,331 student
    0.2 miles
    468 South Ave.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203) 594-4564
    0.2 5-8 1,331
  • 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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