West School serves 457 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
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 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-4
- Enrollment: 457 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 19%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 1% in CT
- Math Proficiency: 90-94% (Top 1%)
- Reading Proficiency: 85-89% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
West School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
West School's student population of 457 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West School is ranked within the top 1% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#3 out of 940 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is West School's ranking?
West School is ranked #3 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are West School often compared to?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
90-94% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend West School?
457 students attend West School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of West School students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West School?
West School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does West School offer ?
West School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West School part of?
West School is part of New Canaan School District.
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