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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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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 4,241 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.
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
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
421 responses
Average ACT
30
134 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%

New Canaan School District Reviews

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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.
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New Canaan (CT) is known for its academics and sports. But, the arts are also very much a part of our school community. I played Ice Hockey but, also had several pieces in arts shows at the school and the New Canaan Carriage Barn Arts Center. New Canaan gives students a "leg-up" toward their next step of academic endeavor.
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.