The results are in!
The Fraser Institute has just released its annual ‘Report Card‘, ranking elementary schools across British Columbia in an effort to gauge how these institutions match up against one another.
The report ranks these schools’ performance based on several indicators including average FSA (Foundation Skills Assessment) scores in reading, writing and numeracy, and the difference between male and female student scores.
“The report card provides parents with information they can’t easily get anywhere else about how their child’s school is performing over time and compared to other schools across the province,” said Peter Cowley, director of school performance studies at the Fraser Institute.
The study ranked 946 public and private elementary schools across BC, and the prevailing trend shows that private schools ranked higher than public schools in significant numbers – out of the 102 highest ranked schools, only 22 were public.
This trend is clearly visible in the rankings for Victoria’s elementary schools.
Victoria elementary schools ranked from top to bottom:
Christ Church Cathedral
Sir James Douglas
The Fraser Institute also released a similar ranked list of secondary schools across the province. Again, the top spots are mostly filled by private schools, and this tendency is no different in Victoria.
Victoria secondary schools ranked from top to bottom:
Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry