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New Canaan Public Schools earns high marks in latest survey

New Canaan Public Schools ranked as some of the best in the United States

New Canaan Public Schools

New Canaan Public Schools scored extremely high marks in the “2020 Best Schools” survey announced recently by Niche.com. The district and all five schools were recognized nationally and statewide in the rankings. Here is a summary of the results:

New Canaan Public Schools

  • Top 1% - Best School Districts in America (nearly 11,000 districts surveyed)
  • Top 1% - Safest School Districts in America
  • Top 1% - Districts with the Best Teachers in America
  • Top 1% - Best Places to Teach in America
  • Top 1% - Best School Districts for Athletes in America
  • #1 Safest School District in CT
  • #1 Best Places to Teach in CT
  • #2 Best School District in CT
  • #2 District with Best Teachers in CT

New Canaan High School

  • Top 1.05% Best Public High School in America (over 16,000 schools surveyed)
  • Top 2% Best Public High School Teachers in America
  • Top 1% Best High Schools for Athletes in America
  • Top 2% Best College Prep Public High Schools in America
  • #2 Best Public High School in Connecticut
  • #3 Best Public High School Teachers in Connecticut
  • #3 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Connecticut
  • A+ Academics
  • A+ Clubs & Activities
  • A+ Heath & Safety
  • A+ Teachers
  • A+ College Prep

Saxe Middle School

  • #1 Best Public Middle School in Connecticut
  • Top 1% Best Public Middle Schools in America (23,000 schools surveyed)
  • A+ grade for Academics
  • A+ grade and Teachers
  • Top 4% for Best Public Middle School Teachers in the state

East Elementary School

  • #1 Best Public Elementary School in Connecticut
  • #1 for Best Public Elementary School Teachers Connecticut
  • A+ grades for Academics and Teachers
  • Top 1% Best Public Elementary Schools in America (over 50,000 schools surveyed)
  • Top 1% Best Public Elementary School Teachers in America

West Elementary School

  • Top 1% Best Public Elementary Schools in America
  • Top 1% Best Public Elementary School Teachers in America
  • #2 as the Best Public Elementary School in Connecticut
  • #3 for Best Public Elementary School Teachers in Connecticut
  • A+ Academics
  • A+ Teachers

South Elementary School

  • Top 1% Best Public Elementary Schools in America
  • #4 Best Public Elementary School in Connecticut
  • A+ Academics
  • A+ Teachers 

Niche.com rankings are based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.