British Columbia's Top 40 High Schools: Vancouver's York and Crofton top list

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Private schools dominate the top of the list in the Fraser Institute’s latest rankings of the province’s best secondary schools.

The Report Card on B.C.’s Secondary Schools 2014 ranks 293 public and independent secondary schools based on seven indicators using data from the annual province-wide exams administered by the B.C. Ministry of Education.

Vancouver private schools York House and Crofton House were both tied in first place for the second consecutive year. The top ranking public school, Lord Byng in Vancouver’s Westside neighbourhood, came in at 21st place – tying with two other private schools.

According to the Fraser Institute, 30 schools across the province showed improvement over the past five years, including East Vancouver public schools Britannia, Vancouver Technical and Gladstone.

“A school like Britannia counters one of the common misconceptions about student performance. It has a high percentage of special needs students, yet it’s improving. The Fraser Institute Report Card consistently demonstrates that some schools find ways to do better regardless of the challenges students face,” said Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies.

“Parents at schools with consistently low ratings, or schools with declining results, should ask their principals when their schools will experience the kind of improvement in student performance we see in other schools,” Cowley added.

For the complete results on all 293 ranked schools, visit www.compareschoolrankings.org.

British Columbia’s Top 40 High Schools

1. York House – Vancouver (10)
1=. Crofton House – Vancouver (10)
3=. Southridge – Surrey (9.7)
3=. Little Flower Academy – Vancouver (9.7)
3=. West Point Grey Academy – Vancouver (9.7)
6=. St. George’s School – Vancouver (9.4)
6=. Glenlyon Norfolk – Victoria (9.4)
6=. Relevant – Surrey (9.4)
9. Collingwood – West Vancouver (9.3)
10. Shawnigan Lake – Shawnigan Lake (9.2)
10=. Richmond Christian – Richmond (9.2)
12. Meadowridge – Maple Ridge (9.1)
13=. St. Michaels – Victoria (9.0)
13=. Timothy Christian – Chilliwack (9.0)
15=. Brentwood College – Mill Bay (8.9)
15=. Vancouver College – Vancouver (8.9)
15=. St. John’s – Vancouver (8.9)
18. St. Margaret’s – Victoria (8.8)
19. Mulgrave – West Vancouver (8.7)
20. Kelowna Christian – Kelowna (8.6)
21=. St. Thomas More – Burnaby (8.5)
21=. Lord Byng – Vancouver (8.5)
21=. Heritage Christian – Kelowna (8.5)
24=. Southpointe – Delta (8.3)
24=. Highroad – Chilliwack (8.3)
24=. Bulkley Valley Christian – Smithers (8.3)
24=. Queen Margaret’s – Duncan (8.3)
28. Elkford – Elkford (8.2)
29=. Pacific Academy – Surrey (8.1)
29=. King David – Vancouver (8.1)
31=. Mark R. Isfeld – Courtenay (8.0)
31=. Steveston-London – Richmond (8.0)
31=. Stratford Hall – Vancouver (8.0)
34=. University Hill – Vancouver (7.9)
34=. Okanagan Mission – Kelowna (7.9)
34=. Sentinel – West Vancouver (7.9)
34=. St. Thomas Aquinas – North Vancouver (7.9)
34=. Archbishop Carney – Port Coquitlam (7.9)
34=. Dr. Charles Best – Coquitlam (7.9)
34=. Heritage Woods – Port Moody (7.9)

British Columbia’s 30 Improving Schools

Abbotsford Collegiate (Abbotsford)
Selkirk (Kimberley)
Richmond Christian (Richmond)
Ladysmith (Ladysmith)
Prince George (Prince George)
Timberline (Campbell River)
Aldergrove Community (Aldergrove)
Vancouver Technical (Vancouver)
Mark R. Isfeld (Courtenay)
Alberni District (Port Alberni)
Mount Douglas (Victoria)
Southern Okanagan (Oliver)
Steveston-London (Richmond)
Enver Creek (Surrey)
Britannia (Vancouver)
Yale (Abbotsford)
Richmond (Richmond)
Nanaimo District (Nanaimo)
Vernon (Vernon)
New Westminster (New Westminster)
Gladstone (Vancouver)
Riverside (Port Coquitlam)
Burnaby Central (Burnaby)
Notre Dame (Vancouver)
Kitsilano (Vancouver)
Oak Bay (Victoria)
Heritage Woods (Port Moody)
Hugh McRoberts (Richmond)
Crofton House (Vancouver)
St Andrew’s (Victoria)

 

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