West School

  • West School serves 491 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (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 92% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

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School Overview

  • West School's student population of 491 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students491 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West School is ranked within the top 1% 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 West School is 0.19, 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)#1 out of 956 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
25%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
90%
54%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.190.64
This chart display the diversity score of West School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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

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  • New Canaan New Canaan High School
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    2.0 miles
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    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203)594-4600
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  • New Canaan South School
    Grades: K-4 | 542 students
    2.0 miles
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  • New Canaan Saxe Middle School
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    2.2 miles
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    New Canaan, CT 06840
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