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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
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
New Canaan School District is a top rated, public school district located in New Canaan, CT. It has 4,161 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

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Elementary Schools in New Canaan School District

Middle Schools in New Canaan School District

High Schools in New Canaan School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
497 responses
Average ACT
30
165 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,161
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,717
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$28,443/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$192,428
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,081
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,420,000
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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New Canaan High school not only pushes and challenges each student who attends their school but also creates a safe place where gifted minds can comfortably voice their questions and concerns. NCHS does an amazing job instilling a competitive edge within each person who walks the halls of the school. In my personal opinion, I think it would be beneficial to talk to the students and discuss what they feel works for this school and what doesn't.
I have been a member of the New Canaan School district since I was about 4 and a half years old . I grew up in this community and I have truly enjoyed my time here as a child. In elementary school, I thouroughly enjoyed my time there, and I think of the good times I had there often. In middle school, I also loved participating in the theatre program and art classes. Now nearing the end of my time at New Canaan High School, I have learned a great deal of knowledge, while also have encountered amazing teachers and staff personnel. The New Canaan School System has treated me well and I wouldn´t trade my time there for the world.