Canton High School

Summary:

Canton High School is a public high school serving 464 students in grades 9-12 in the town of Canton, Connecticut. The school is part of the Avon School District, which is ranked 41 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Canton High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Connecticut, ranking 13th out of 142 schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several years, indicating excellent academic performance. Students at Canton High School significantly outperform the state averages in standardized tests, with 80.2% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 52.4%, and 63.4% proficient or better in SAT/Math, compared to the state average of 34.1%. While the student population is predominantly white (77.59%), Canton High School has a more diverse student body compared to some nearby schools, with 8.19% African American, 8.84% Hispanic, and 2.37% Asian students.

Compared to nearby schools, Canton High School stands out with its low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 13.36% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is significantly lower than schools like Bloomfield High School and Torrington High School, which have over 50% of their students on free or reduced-price lunch. Additionally, Canton High School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 11.5, lower than the ratios of some nearby schools like Hall High School (14.5) and Farmington High School (11.0).


Detail:

Public 9-12

 76 Simonds Avenue
       Canton, CT  06019-1207


(860) 693-7707

District: Canton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
13th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,116 Help


Feeder schools for Canton High School:

Elementary:    Cherry Brook Primary School
Middle:    Canton Intermediate School
    Canton Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  464

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.6%
Hispanic:
8.8%
African American:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.4% Help


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Compare Details Canton High School ranks better than 90.9% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.05. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.6%), Hispanic (8.8%), African American (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Canton High School is 11.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Canton High School is $19,116.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Canton High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Canton High School 13th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Canton High School in the ranking list.)

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Canton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Canton School District 41st of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Canton High School

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Rank History for all students at Canton High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 66.87 79th 176 55.1%
2008 80.64 14th 176 92.0%
2009 79.47 22nd 176 87.5%
2010 81.80 9th 186 95.2%
2011 82.46 9th 189 95.2%
2012 79.43 26th 188 86.2%
2013 81.36 12th 193 93.8%
2015 87.63 18th 196 90.8%
2019 89.58 11th 121 90.9%
2021 91.22 13th 200 93.5%
2022 86.46 17th 139 87.8%
2023 90.05 13th 142 90.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Canton High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 91.07 10th 175 94.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Canton High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.45 14th 189 92.6%
2022 78.23 28th 106 73.6%
2023 83.45 19th 103 81.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Canton High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.97 5th 78 93.6%
2021 88.57 20th 182 89.0%
2022 83.19 24th 102 76.5%
2023 85.43 18th 100 82.0%
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Rank History for White students at Canton High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.69 31st 113 72.6%
2021 87.24 17th 155 89.0%
2022 78.03 25th 117 78.6%
2023 83.47 17th 116 85.3%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Open Quote Exceptional School with quality teachers that truly prepare your student for college. Several students - I would estimate 10 were accepted to Ivy League Schools on scholarship, a majority were accepted at Top East Coast Schools - many on scholarships for music, academics and/or athletics. Highly Recommend. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Canton High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 523 8 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1989 516 6 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1990 491 11 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 503
1991 481 14 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 498
1992 493 17 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1993 503 11 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 526
1994 500 16 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 529
1995 531 14 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1996 531 14 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1997 545 12 11 12 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1998 565 16 9 9 0 n/a n/a 0 599
1999 589 31 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2000 622 24 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 668
2001 655 24 9 13 0 n/a n/a 0 701
2002 701 23 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 734
2003 701 23 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 734
2004 694 18 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 728
2005 471 14 4 11 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2006 376 8 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 392
2007 483 19 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2008 479 19 7 10 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2009 483 17 8 13 1 n/a n/a 0 522
2010 479 15 8 11 1 n/a n/a 0 514
2011 477 12 8 11 0 0 7 0 515
2012 489 8 9 12 0 0 4 0 522
2013 466 16 11 14 0 0 4 0 511
2014 447 15 11 19 0 0 7 0 499
2015 421 15 11 26 0 0 12 0 485
2016 409 21 15 32 0 0 11 0 488
2017 411 24 16 30 1 0 14 0 496
2018 418 27 20 24 1 0 8 0 498
2019 411 26 16 25 0 0 5 0 483
2020 395 24 18 35 0 0 7 0 479
2021 388 27 16 40 1 0 7 0 479
2022 377 29 11 38 0 0 9 0 464
2023 360 38 11 41 0 0 12 2 464

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Canton High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 540 47.0 11.4 n/a
1989 527 46.5 11.3 n/a
1990 503 44.3 11.3 n/a
1991 498 41.0 12.1 n/a
1992 521 45.9 11.3 1.3
1993 526 45.4 11.6 0.2
1994 529 47.1 11.2 3.2
1995 558 45.4 12.3 5.2
1996 558 45.4 12.3 5.2
1997 580 45.5 12.7 2.8
1998 599 45.7 13.1 3
1999 639 47.8 13.4 5
2000 668 50.1 13.3 3.6
2001 701 52.2 13.4 n/a
2002 734 55.9 13.1 2.9
2003 734 55.9 13.1 2.9
2004 728 56.4 12.9 3.2
2005 500 32.9 15.2 n/a
2006 392 35.0 11.2 4.3
2007 515 33.3 15.5 2.9
2008 515 38.1 13.5 3.3
2009 522 42.9 13.7 5.2
2010 514 38.8 13.2 6
2011 515 38.5 13.3 5.4
2012 522 39.0 13.3 5.7
2013 511 36.4 14.0 9.6
2014 499 38.4 12.9 8.6
2015 485 36.0 13.4 8.5
2016 488 35.0 13.9 8.4
2017 496 34.7 14.2 10.7
2018 498 38.0 13.0 12.4
2019 483 34.0 14.1 14.3
2020 479 38.4 12.4 15
2021 479 39.9 12.0 15.9
2022 464 37.3 12.4 17.2
2023 464 40.0 11.5 13.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Canton High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 540 47.0 11.4 n/a
1989 527 46.5 11.3 n/a
1990 503 44.3 11.3 n/a
1991 498 41.0 12.1 n/a
1992 521 45.9 11.3 1.3
1993 526 45.4 11.6 0.2
1994 529 47.1 11.2 3.2
1995 558 45.4 12.3 5.2
1996 558 45.4 12.3 5.2
1997 580 45.5 12.7 2.8
1998 599 45.7 13.1 3
1999 639 47.8 13.4 5
2000 668 50.1 13.3 3.6
2001 701 52.2 13.4 n/a
2002 734 55.9 13.1 2.9
2003 734 55.9 13.1 2.9
2004 728 56.4 12.9 3.2
2005 500 32.9 15.2 n/a
2006 392 35.0 11.2 4.3
2007 515 33.3 15.5 2.9
2008 515 38.1 13.5 3.3
2009 522 42.9 13.7 5.2
2010 514 38.8 13.2 6
2011 515 38.5 13.3 5.4
2012 522 39.0 13.3 5.7
2013 511 36.4 14.0 9.6
2014 499 38.4 12.9 8.6
2015 485 36.0 13.4 8.5
2016 488 35.0 13.9 8.4
2017 496 34.7 14.2 10.7
2018 498 38.0 13.0 12.4
2019 483 34.0 14.1 14.3
2020 479 38.4 12.4 15
2021 479 39.9 12.0 15.9
2022 464 37.3 12.4 17.2
2023 464 40.0 11.5 13.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Canton High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,707
2019 $18,855
2020 $18,725
2021 $19,116

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Canton High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 11th of 121 High schoolsRanks 13th of 142 High schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Canton High School)81.180.2
 0.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Canton School District)81.479.6
 1.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)61.652.4
 9.2%
11th Grade Math (Canton High School)7063.4
 6.6%
   11th Grade Math (Canton School District)69.662.1
 7.5%
   11th Grade Math (Connecticut)40.634.1
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students483464
 3.9%
African American2638
 46.2%
American Indian00
Asian1611
 31.3%
Hispanic2541
 64%
Pacific Islander00
White411360
 12.4%
Two or More Races512
 140%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.3%13.4%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Canton High School

Students at Canton High School are 78% White, 9% Hispanic, 8% African American, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Yes. Canton High School ranks in the top 9.1% of Connecticut high schools.

Canton High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cherry Brook Primary School
Middle : Canton Intermediate School
Middle : Canton Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 464 students attended Canton High School.


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