These elementary schools from Oakville, Milton among tops in the province

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Published March 6, 2024 at 10:32 am

Eight elementary schools from Oakville and one from Milton are among the Top 100 in the province according to rankings released today.

The Fraser Institute released its annual rankings for Ontario’s elementary schools, providing a unique resource for parents to evaluate the academic achievements of schools across the province.

“Our report cards offer parents information they can’t easily get anywhere else, about how their child’s school performs and how it compares to other schools in Ontario,” said Peter Cowley, a Fraser Institute senior fellow in a news release.

The report card grades 2,975 public, Catholic, and independent schools on nine academic indicators based on province-wide testing results in reading, writing, and math for grades 3 and 6.

No Halton schools scored a perfect 10. Here are the schools that scored at least nine out of 10:

Score: 9.9, Top 21

  • Munn’s Public School, Oakville
  • St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, Oakville

Score: 9.8, Top 24

  • Forest Trail Public School (Elementary), Oakville

Score: 9.6, Top 38

  • École élémentaire Dyane-Adam, Milton

Score: 9.5, Top 43

  • St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School, Oakville

Score: 9.3, Top 61

  • École élémentaire du Chêne, Oakville

Score: 9.2, Top 75

  • Pilgrim Wood Public School, Oakville
  • W.H. Morden Public School, Oakville

Score: 9, Top 100

  • E J James Public School, Oakville

“Findings highlight that schools have the potential for academic improvement regardless of their demographic or geographic factors,” reads the report.

“Félix-Leclerc, a public school in Etobicoke, dramatically improved its rating from 4.3 to 9.6 between 2016 and 2022, becoming one of the province’s top performers. Similarly, St Joseph-Fergus Catholic Elementary in Fergus, with 32 per cent special needs students, also saw significant improvement, jumping from 4.4 to 8.5.”

Eligibility for inclusion in the rankings requires schools to have a minimum enrolment and participation in specific grade-level tests. Exclusions apply to schools without a sixth grade, certain French immersion schools, and most private institutions that opt out of mandatory testing.

For the full report card, visit here. For an interactive map, visit here.

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