A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
11 Farm Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
Telephone
(203) 972-4444

New Canaan High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
293 responses
Average ACT
30
103 responses
AP Enrollment
60%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    36%
  • Turkey Bowl football game on thanksgiving day
    33%
  • Senior Prom
    18%
  • Christmas Ugly Sweater Day
    6%
  • NCHS Film Festival
    3%
  • Prom Fashion Show
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,250
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$22,628/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses

New Canaan High School Reviews

143 reviews
All Categories
I have loved my experience at NCHS starting on day one of entering the main building. The staff and students are helpful, the teachers want you to try your hardest, so they encourage and motivate you to push yourself academically. They also love to hear about their student's outside activities/extracurriculars they are involved with. Overall, a great atmosphere surrounds NCHS!
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I have loved my experience at NCHS starting on day one of entering the main building. The staff and students are helpful, the teachers want you to try your hardest, so they encourage and motivate you to push yourself academically. They also love to hear about their student's outside activities/extracurriculars they are involved with. Overall, a great atmosphere surrounds NCHS!
I loved my experience at New Canaan High School because of the academic challenges and different opportunities for learning. I have never felt bored with my classes at New Canaan High School, and I am always given the opportunity to try new courses. The courses are rigorous, but they always teach and motivate me to try my hardest in everything. Although I have had a great experience at NCHS, my school is heavily weighted into their sports teams, and I do wish there was more attention on the things like Art Clubs and Art events and our school paper (The Courant), which I am involved in. Even though I participate on three sports teams, I do feel like there should be more attention to other aspects of our school and our student body.