Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, South School, is a Fairfield County school. It has 545 students and 44 teachers and serves grades K-4.
This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Connecticut schools. South School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for elementary schools in Fairfield County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student results on Connecticut standardized tests. South School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. South School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. The safety grade was not calculated for South School due a lack of reported data.
An overview of the student body of South School is shown below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.
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.
A few of the closest elementary schools to South School are listed below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a more complete directory of New Canaan schools, go to the New Canaan, Connecticut schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|3||Ox Ridge Elementary School||A-||A||C-||N/A|
|4||Fox Run Elementary School||B-||C+||A-||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. 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, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school 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.