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New Canaan Boasts Top Three Elementary Schools In Connecticut

New Canaan's South, East and West Schools were named the top three elementary schools in Connecticut.
New Canaan's South, East and West Schools were named the top three elementary schools in Connecticut. Photo Credit: File

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan's South School was rated as the top elementary school in Connecticut, followed by the East and West Schools for a clean sweep of the top three spots in a ranking released by education research website, Niche.

Niche collected data and ranked each elementary school in the state based on the following criteria:

  • Academics
  • Overall district experience
  • Teachers grade
  • Student culture and diversity

South School excelled in academics with a 99 percent math proficiency score and a 93 percent in reading proficiency.

East and West Schools boasted similar academic results but each was docked for having a slightly less diversified student body.

Overall, schools in Fairfield County overwhelmed the top of the rankings:

  • No. 1: South School, New Canaan
  • No. 2: East School, New Canaan
  • No. 3: West School, New Canaan
  • No. 4: Saugatuck Elementary, Westport
  • No. 5 King's Highway, Westport
  • No. 6: Coleytown, Westport
  • No. 7: Green's Farms, Westport
  • No. 8: Long Lots, Westport
  • No. 9: Branchville, Ridgefield
  • No. 10: Royle Elementary, Darien
  • No. 11: Hindley Elementary, Darien
  • No. 12: Barlow Mountain, Ridgefield
  • No 13: Tokeneke Elementary, Darien
  • No. 14: Veterans Park, Ridgefield
  • No. 15: Farmingville Elementary, Ridgefield
  • No. 16: Scotland Elementary, Ridgefield
  • No. 17: North Mianus School, Riverside
  • No. 18: International School, Greenwich
  • No. 19: Cider Mill, Wilton
  • No. 20: Ox Ridge. Darien
  • No. 22: Holmes Elementary, Darien
  • No. 23: Weston Intermediate, Weston
  • No. 24: The Riverside School, Riverside
  • No. 25: North Street School, Greenwich
  • No. 29: Ridgebury Elementary, Ridgefield
  • No. 33: Old Greenwich School, Old Greenwich
  • No. 44: Parkway School, Greenwich
  • No. 46: Glenville School, Greenwich
  • No. 55: Julian Curtiss School of World Languages, Greenwich
  • No. 62: Osborn Hill, Fairfield
  • No. 65: Sherman School, Fairfield
  • No. 69: Cos Cob School, Cos Cob
  • No. 71: New Lebanon, Greenwich
  • No. 73: Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich
  • No. 75 Dwight Elementary, Fairfield
  • No. 77: Burr Elementary, Fairfield
  • No. 81: Stratfield Elementary, Fairfield
  • No. 90: Holland Hill, Fairfield
  • No. 99: Mill Hill, Fairfield

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