Best Public Schools in Canaan, IN


The city of Canaan, Indiana has only one public school serving grades K-8 - Canaan Community Academy, a charter school with a total enrollment of 183 students. Based on the available data, this school appears to be struggling, consistently ranking in the bottom third of Indiana elementary schools over the past three years with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Canaan Community Academy's academic performance, as measured by ILEARN test scores, is significantly below the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 0% to 30.77% in English Language Arts and 0% to 25% in Math, compared to state averages of 39.5% to 40.8% in ELA and 32.9% to 53.1% in Math. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 39.4%, which is much higher than the state average.

The school's student population is predominantly white (93.99%) and has a high percentage of students (96.72%) eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. These socioeconomic challenges may contribute to the school's academic struggles and high chronic absenteeism rate. Overall, the data suggests that Canaan Community Academy faces significant challenges in providing a high-quality education to its students, and there may be opportunities for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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