West School

769 Ponus Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
West School serves 491 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 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 95% (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 90-94% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) 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 11% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

West School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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 9% over five school years.
Awards 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 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West School is 0.21, 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
#1 out of 951 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
25%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
89%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.210.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
31%
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

The nearest high school to West School is New Canaan High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Scofield Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northeast School (1.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Stamford Northeast School Math: 42% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 655 students
    1.5 miles
    82 Scofieldtown Rd.
    Stamford, CT 06903
    (203) 977-4469
    1.5 K-5 655
  • Stamford Scofield Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 672 students
    1.6 miles
    641 Scofieldtown Rd.
    Stamford, CT 06903
    (203) 977-2750
    1.6 6-8 672
  • New Canaan New Canaan High School Math: 78% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,319 student
    2.0 miles
    11 Farm Rd.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203) 594-4600
    2 9-12 1,319
  • New Canaan South School Math: 90% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-4 | 542 students
    2.0 miles
    8 Farm Rd.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203) 594-4313
    2 K-4 542
  • New Canaan Saxe Middle School Math: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 5-8 | 1,331 student
    2.2 miles
    468 South Ave.
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203) 594-4564
    2.2 5-8 1,331

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