8 Farm Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
South School serves 542 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
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 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 93% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 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).

Top Rankings

South School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
542 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Last Day of School
June 17, 2022 (Friday)
Last Day of School for Students (Half Day)
June 17, 2022 (Friday)
South: First Day for Grades 1-4
August 29, 2022 (Monday)
SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
April 07, 2023 (Friday)

School Rankings

South School is ranked within the top 1% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 957 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
83%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score
0.30
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 542 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30 (Btm 50%)

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