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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  7. Administration
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New Canaan School District is a top rated, public school district located in New Canaan, CT. It has 4,210 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About New Canaan School District...
Address
39 Locust Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
Telephone
(203) 594-4000

New Canaan School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
397 responses
Average ACT
30
131 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,210
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$90,739,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,628/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    2%

New Canaan School District Reviews

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I love New Canaan High School as I feel that the learning environment is very positive. Our facilities are amazing, such as the new study rooms that were installed in the library. I love to eat in the cafeteria while listening to music with my friends as well. Sometimes I feel as though the teachers are unreasonable in the amount of homework assigned in some of the higher level courses. The workload is extremely overwhelming at times. But, other than that I feel many of the teachers in the building truly do love what they do and they try to make the school a great place every day.
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When moving to New Canaan, I was impressed with the great amount of resources. The education system is challenging and the faculty pushes the students to be the best they can be. However, it was sad to see the little diversity and the cliques that I only saw here and not in my previous school.
Excellent school system, clean environment and strong community involvement. Crime is nonexistent in this community and there are many resources available to students.