How did your son or daughter’s Ontario elementary school rank in the Fraser Institute’s 2014 report?
This year’s report card issued by the Fraser Institute to Ontario’s Elementary Schools ranks 3,030 of the province’s public and independent schools, many of which have shown significant improvement.
The Fraser Institute’s report serves as a virtual report card, ranking, reviewing and comparing schools on a number of educational standards. The report is published annually and ranks both elementary and high schools in Canadian provinces. According to the Institute Director, Peter Cowley the report aims to highlight school successes and improvements.
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The Report Card provides a valuable tool for making a decision. Because it makes comparisons easy, it alerts parents to those nearby schools that appear to have more effective academic programs. Parents can also determine whether schools of interest are improving over time. However, the Institute cautions that decisions regarding education should not be based solely on one source, but requires careful consideration of a child’s individual needs.
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The report card ranks schools out of an overall score of 10.0 based on nine indicators, all derived from provincial tests administered by EQAO in grades 3 and 6. The results of these tests help determine quality of teaching and the magnitude of the knowledge gap between male and female students. The report continuously emphasizes that improvement occurs consistently in all areas and throughout all socioeconomic groups.
Despite there still being a lot of room for improvement, many Ontario elementary schools yield results to be proud of, with 16 schools tied for first in the ranking, each with a perfect score of 10.0!
“We all want the best possible education for our children,” says Cowley. “To achieve this, every Ontario school should make improvement Job 1.”
Top Ontario Elementary Schools (scoring 10.0 in 2012-2013 rankings)
- Hillmount (Toronto) – 10.0(2011-2012), 10.0(Last five years)
- William Berczy (Unionville) – 10.0, 10.0
- Arbor Glen (Toronto) – 10.0, 9.9
- Seneca Hill (Toronto) – 10.0, 9.9
- St. Justin Martyr (Unionville) – 10.0, 9.9
- St. Michael’s Choir (Toronto) – 10.0, 9.9
- Edward Johnson (Guelph) – 10.0, 9.8
- Our Lady of the Assumption (Stoney Creek) – 10.0, 8.8
- Silver Stream (Richmond Hill) – 10.0, 8.2
- An-Noor (Windsor) – 10.0, n/a
- Christ the King (Richmond Hill) – 10.0, n/a
- Cottingham (Toronto) – 10.0, n/a
- Khalsa Community (Brampton) – 10.0, n/a
- Khalsa School Malton (Mississauga) – 10.0, n/a
- Our Lady of Fatima (Courtland) – 10.0, n/a
- Sathya Sai (Toronto) – 10.0, n/a
Top 20 Fastest-Improving Ontario Elementary Schools
- St. Luke, Oakville
- Hawthorne II Bilingual, Toronto
- St. Timothy, Mississauga
- Dr. S J Phillips, Oshawa
- Morrish, Toronto
- Fleming, Toronto
- Our Lady of Lourdes, Pembroke
- Owen, Toronto
- Trillium Woods, Barrie
- Charles R. Beaudoin, Burlington
- Mary Ward, Niagara Falls
- St. Patrick, Markham
- Oak Ridges, Richmond Hill
- Norwood Park, Hamilton
- Guardian Angels, Stittsville
- Colonel J E Farewell, Whitby
- Forest Hill, Midhurst
- Coppard Glen, Markham
- Parkview, Komoka
- Southwood, Windsor