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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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New Canaan School District is a top rated, public school district located in New Canaan, CT. It has 4,241 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.

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Middle Schools in New Canaan School District

High Schools in New Canaan School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
466 responses
Average ACT
30
150 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,241
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,731
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$90,739,000
Expenses Per Student
$24,061/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$174,677
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,001
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,439,600
National
$184,700

New Canaan School District Reviews

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I had a great experience with the New Canaan school district. I made many great friends through the years and still remain friends to this day! There is an excellent competitive atmosphere academically, athletically, and in the Arts.
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I started kindergarten in the New Canaan School District and graduated this past year. The New Canaan Public School district does everything in their power to accommodate all kids. They really do a lot to make sure that everybody is properly supported. I feel so fortunate to have grown up within a town that cares so much about the education of their youth population and when I grow up, I find it extremely likely that I will end up here to raise my own kids.
I love everything about this wonderful town! I love every schools that I have attended, South, Saxe, and New Canaan High. I am who I am because of my teachers and my community.