#2 High School in CT and #2 in Fairfield County

New Canaan High School

11 Farm Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840

How Good is New Canaan High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, New Canaan High School, is a Fairfield County school. It has 1266 students and 101 teachers and serves grades 9-12.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Connecticut schools. New Canaan High School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 2 for high schools in Fairfield County and 2 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to calculate a school’s academics score. For academics, New Canaan High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, New Canaan High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


A school’s safety score is determined by inspecting factors such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. New Canaan High School earned a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of New Canaan High School is shown below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,266
Minority Students 141
Diversity Index 13
Students with Disablities 146
Economically Disadvantaged 0%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 13%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, schools nearby to New Canaan High School are included. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. All New Canaan schools can be seen on the New Canaan, Connecticut schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Darien High School A+ A+ A- A+
2 Brien Mcmahon High School B- C+ A B-
3 Center for Global Studies A A N/A N/A
4 The Academy of Information Technology A- B+ A- A
5 Westhill High School B- B- B A

New Canaan High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend New Canaan High School? 1266 students.
  • Is New Canaan High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is New Canaan High School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact New Canaan High School? The school's number is (203) 594-4600. You can visit their website at http://www.ncps-k12.org/Domain/9.
  • Where is New Canaan High School? 11 Farm Rd, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Darien High School
80 High School Ln Darien, CT 06820
Brien Mcmahon High School
300 Highland Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854
Center for Global Studies
300 Highland Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854
The Academy of Information Technology
411 High Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06905
Westhill High School
125 Roxbury Rd Stamford, CT 06902