21 top high schools in B.C. rankings released

Comments
via Shutterstock

A total of 289 public and private high schools in the province have been ranked in the Fraser Institute’s 2015 Report Card of British Columbia’s top secondary institutions.

The evaluation is based on seven academic indicators, including student results from annual provincial exams, grade-to-grade transition rates and graduation rates during the previous academic year.

As usual, private high schools in Metro Vancouver topped the list, with girls-only private schools York House and Little Flower Academy tying for first place.

University Hill and Lord Byng Secondary, located within the Vancouver school district, were the top ranking public schools in B.C.

Meanwhile, West Vancouver School District had the highest average rating of 7.5 out of 10.

Here is a breakdown of the Fraser Institute’s list:

21 top ranked high schools in British Columbia

  1. York House (Vancouver)
  2. Little Flower Academy (Vancouver)
  3. Southridge (Surrey)
  4. Crofton House (Vancouver)
  5. West Point Grey Academy (Vancouver)
  6. St. George’s (Vancouver)
  7. Collingwood (West Vancouver)
  8. Queen Margaret’s (Duncan)
  9. Relevant (Surrey)
  10. Brentwood College (Mill Bay)
  11. St. Michaels (Victoria)
  12. St. John’s (Vancouver)
  13. Vancouver College (Vancouver)
  14. Meadowridge (Maple Ridge)
  15. Southpointe (Delta)
  16. Shawnigan Lake (Shawnigan Lake)
  17. Glenlyon Norfolk (Victoria)
  18. Mulgrave (West Vancouver)
  19. University Hill (UBC; Vancouver)
  20. Regent Christian (Surrey)
  21. Aberdeen Hall Senior (Kelowna)

Note: 1-2 tied for #1, 4-5 tied for #4, 6-7 tied for #6, 8-9 tied for #8, 10-12 tied for #10, 16-18 tied for #16, and 19-21 tied for #19.

“=” represents a tie in rankings

12 top ranked public high schools in B.C.

  • University Hill – UBC; Vancouver (#19=)
  • Lord Byng – Vancouver (#24=)
  • Elkford – Elkford (#24=)
  • Okanagan Mission – Kelowna (#30=)
  • Sentinel – West Vancouver (#30=)
  • Dr. Charles Best – Coquitlam (#37=)
  • Handsworth – North Vancouver (#37=)
  • Langley Fundamental – Langley (#37=)
  • Mark R. Isfeld – Courtenay (#37=)
  • Heritage Woods – Port Moody (#52=)
  • Point Grey – Vancouver (#52=)
  • Richmond – Richmond (#52=)

10 top ranked high schools in Vancouver

  • York House (#1=)
  • Little Flower Academy (#1=)
  • Crofton House (#4=)
  • West Point Grey (#4)
  • St. George’s (#6=)
  • St. John’s (#10=)
  • Vancouver College (#13)
  • University Hill (#19=)
  • Lord Byng (#24=)
  • King David (#30=)

5 top ranked high schools in Burnaby

  • St. Thomas More (#24=)
  • Deer Lake SDA (#30=)
  • Carver Christian (#52=)
  • Burnaby Central (#96=)
  • Burnaby North (#107=)

5 top ranked high schools in Surrey

  • Southridge (#3)
  • Relevant (#8=)
  • Regent Christian (#19=)
  • Pacific Academy (#24=)
  • Holy Cross (#43=)

5 top ranked high schools in Richmond

  • Richmond Christian (#22=)
  • Richmond (#52=)
  • Steveston-London (#56=)
  • Hugh McRoberts (#56=)
  • J.N. Burnett (#61=)

5 top ranked high schools in the Tri-Cities

  • Archbishop Carney – Port Coquitlam (#30=)
  • Dr. Charles Best – Coquitlam (#37=)
  • Heritage Woods – Port Moody (#52=)
  • Pinetree – Coquitlam (#69=)
  • Gleneagle – Coquitlam (#80=)

5 top ranked high schools in West Vancouver

  • Collingwood (#6=)
  • Mulgrave (#16=)
  • Sentinel (#30)
  • Rockridge (#56=)
  • West Vancouver Secondary (#88=)

5 top ranked high schools in North Vancouver

  • St. Thomas Aquinas (#22=)
  • Handsworth (#37=)
  • Lions Gate Christian (#43=)
  • Windsor (#69=)
  • Seycove (#92=)

5 top ranked high schools in Delta

  • Southpointe (#15)
  • Burnsview (#96=)
  • Delta (#118=)
  • Sequam (#118=)
  • South Delta (#132=)

5 top ranked high schools in Langley

  • Langley Christian (#29)
  • Langley Fundamental (#37=)
  • Credo Christian (#61=)
  • R.E. Mountain (#76=)
  • Langley Fine Arts (#80=)

5 top ranked high schools in Abbotsford

  • MEI (#30=)
  • Dasmesh Punjabi (#37=)
  • Abbotsford Christian (#43=)
  • Yale (#96=)
  • Abbotsford Traditional (#107=)

5 top ranked high schools in Victoria

  • St. Michaels (#10=)
  • Glenlyon Norfolk (#16=)
  • Pacific Christian (#43=)
  • St. Andrew’s (#69=)
  • Oak Bay (#69=)

 

Editor’s Note: This article has been revised to remove any suggestions that certain schools are the “best” or “worst” based on findings of the Fraser Institute’s Report Card of B.C.’s secondary schools. It is worth noting that the Fraser Institute’s rankings have been said to be controversial due to their insufficient methods of gathering information on schools and their students.

Around the Web

About the author

Author Avatar
Vancity Buzz Staff Your inside source for Vancouver happenings. Established 2008.
@VancityBuzz

Facebook Conversations

BACK TO TOP
BACK TO TOP