18 top elementary schools in B.C. rankings released

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A total of 944 public and independent elementary schools in the province have been ranked in the Fraser Institute’s 2016 Report Card of British Columbia’s top elementary institutions.

The evaluation is based on 10 academic indicators derived from the province-wide Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA) results.

This year, only two public schools made it to the top of the list – Irwin Park and Cedardale, both in West Vancouver – tying for first place with 16 independent schools from across Metro Vancouver, all scoring a perfect 10.

Meanwhile, West Vancouver had the highest average school ranking at 9.2 out of 10.

18 top ranked elementary schools in British Columbia

All tied, in no particular order:

  1. Crofton House (Vancouver)
  2. Southridge (Surrey)
  3. St George’s (Vancouver)
  4. Vancouver College (Vancouver)
  5. West Point Grey (Vancouver)
  6. York House (Vancouver)
  7. Corpus Christi (Vancouver)
  8. Holy Cross (Burnaby)
  9. Mulgrave (West Vancouver)
  10. St Michaels (Victoria)
  11. St Paul’s (Richmond)
  12. Iqra Islamic (Surrey)
  13. Our Lady Of Mercy (Burnaby)
  14. Irwin Park (West Vancouver)
  15. Our Lady Of Sorrows (Vancouver)
  16. Our Lady Of Perpetual Help (Vancouver)
  17. Cedardale (West Vancouver)
  18. Diamond (Surrey)

Below is a breakdown of the rankings by area. “=” represents a tie in the overall rankings.

11 top ranked public elementary schools in B.C.

  • Irwin Park (West Vancouver) (=1)
  • Cedardale (West Vancouver) (=1)
  • Gleneagles (West Vancouver) (=23)
  • Halfmoon Bay (Halfmoon Bay) (=27)
  • West Bay (West Vancouver) (=30)
  • Caulfeild (West Vancouver) (=30)
  • Ridgeview (West Vancouver) (=35)
  • Jessie Wowk (Richmond) (=40)
  • Dr R E McKechnie (Vancouver) (=40)
  • Westcot (West Vancouver) (=67)
  • Chartwell (West Vancouver) (=67)

11 top ranked elementary schools in Vancouver

  • Crofton House (=1)
  • St George’s (=1)
  • Vancouver College (=1)
  • West Point Grey (=1)
  • York House (=1)
  • Corpus Christi (=1)
  • Our Lady Of Sorrows (=1)
  • Our Lady Of Perpetual Help (=1)
  • Stratford Hall Vancouver (=23)
  • Immaculate Conception (=40)
  • Dr R E McKechnie (=40)

5 top ranked elementary schools in Burnaby

  • Holy Cross (=1)
  • Our Lady Of Mercy (=1)
  • St Michaels (=40)
  • St Francis de Sales (=47)
  • John Knox Christian (=60)

5 top ranked elementary schools in Surrey

  • Southridge (=1)
  • Iqra Islamic (=1)
  • Diamond (=1)
  • Star Of The Sea (=23)
  • Khalsa (=35)

5 top ranked elementary schools in Richmond

  • St Paul’s (=1)
  • Richmond Christian (=23)
  • Cornerstone Christian (=27)
  • St Joseph The Worker (=40)
  • Jessie Wowk (=40)

5 top ranked elementary schools in the Tri-Cities

  • Traditional Learning Academy (Coquitlam) (=67)
  • Hope Lutheran (Port Coquitlam) (=75)
  • Our Lady Of The Assumption (Port Coquitlam) (=82)
  • Our Lady Of Fatima (Coquitlam) (=87)
  • Queen Of All Saints (Coquitlam) (=109)

5 top ranked elementary schools in West Vancouver

  • Mulgrave (=1)
  • Irwin Park (=1)
  • Cedardale (=1)
  • Collingwood (=19)
  • Gleneagles (=23)

5 top ranked elementary schools in North Vancouver

  • Brockton Preparatory (22)
  • St Pius X (=30)
  • Lions Gate Christian (=62)
  • Holy Trinity (=75)
  • St Edmund’s (=87)

5 top ranked elementary schools in Delta

  • Southpointe (=40)
  • Immaculate Conception (=62)
  • Sacred Heart (=75)
  • Cougar Canyon (=120)
  • Devon Gardens (=206)

5 top ranked elementary schools in Langley

  • St Catherines (=67)
  • Credo Christian (=93)
  • Langley Christian (=109)
  • Dorothy Peacock (=120)
  • Alex Hope (=150)

5 top ranked elementary schools in Abbotsford

  • MEI (=62)
  • St James (=67)
  • Bradner (=82)
  • Dasmesh Punjabi (=87)
  • Auguston Traditional (=93)

5 top ranked elementary schools in Victoria

  • St Michaels (=1)
  • Glenlyon Norfolk (=27)
  • St Patrick’s (=35)
  • Christ Church Cathedral (=35)
  • St Margaret’s (=52)

 

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.​

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