West School

Serves grades PK - 4

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
769 Ponus Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone
(203) 594-4410
District
NEW CANAAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
524
Classroom Teachers
44

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Connecticut

10

(10 is best)

Better than 100.0% of CT schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

West School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 92 54
Proficiency in Reading 88 54
Proficiency in Math 95 55

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 11.99
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.09
AVG FOR STATE 12.68
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 35 6.7%
Kindergarten 74 14.1%
Grade 1 92 17.6%
Grade 2 109 20.8%
Grade 3 97 18.5%
Grade 4 117 22.3%
Total 524 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 90.5% 88.3% 56.5%
Black 0.4% 1.2% 13.2%
Hispanic 2.7% 3.8% 24.7%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.4% 6.4% 5.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 34.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 30.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 4.4%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 20,357 3,572,665
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 905.2 736
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.5% 5.2%
5-19 YEARS OLD 27.1% 19.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 19.7% 31.1%
45-64 YEARS OLD 32.1% 28.7%
65 OR OLDER 15.6% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 7,042 1,355,865
Single Parent Households With Children 5.9% 9.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.1% 90.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 77.1% 38.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 55.0% 19.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.8% 17.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 5.8% 12.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 9.5% 15.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 6.9% 14.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 4.8% 11.4%
$15,000 or less 3.4% 8.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $12,815 $53,951,150 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,137 $8,996,770 8.7%
Staff $749 $3,153,290 3.1%
General Administration $442 $1,860,820 1.8%
School Administration $1,296 $5,456,160 5.3%
Operation $2,151 $9,055,710 8.8%
Transportation $1,281 $5,393,010 5.2%
Other $622 $2,618,620 2.5%
Total Support $8,678 $36,534,380 35.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,055 $12,861,550 12.4%
Total Expenditures $24,548 $103,347,080 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,031 $5,894,537,937 53.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,197 $639,653,047 5.8%
Staff $587 $313,640,423 2.9%
General Administration $413 $220,720,361 2.0%
School Administration $1,083 $578,570,934 5.3%
Operation $1,607 $858,657,889 7.8%
Transportation $921 $492,088,576 4.5%
Other $480 $256,462,544 2.3%
Total Support $6,287 $3,359,722,377 30.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,237 $1,729,571,900 15.7%
Total Expenditures $20,554 $10,983,888,036 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%