L’Heritage tops Fraser SD&G high school rankings

SD&G – A French high school in Cornwall has come out on top locally in an academic review of the province’s high schools.

The Fraser Institute released its report card Sunday on the province’s 676 public, Catholic and independent secondary schools.

Schools are given a score out of ten, based on the calculation of seven indicators: the average level of Grade 9 academic and applied math, the percentage of students who passed the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), percentage of tests below standard, gender gaps and Grade 9 tests not written.

“Parents value the ability to track the performance of their child’s school, compare it to other schools, and easily determine if the school is improving or worsening academically,” said Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies.

L’Heritage high school scored a rating of 7.5. It scored a 7.4 last year and has had a rolling average of 7.0 over the last five years. It ranks 130 out of the province’s 676 high schools.

Closely behind it was St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School in Cornwall a score of 7.2, down slightly from its 7.4 rolling average.

Here’s how the other high schools did in SD&G with their score and five year average:

  • Holy Trinity – Cornwall – 6.7 (five year average 6.9)
  • Glengarry District High School – Alexandria – 6.6 (five year average 6.5)
  • La Citadelle – Cornwall – 5.6 (five year average 6.7)
  • Char-Lan – Williamstown – 6.1 (five year average 6.7)
  • Seaway – Iroquois – 5.2 – (five year average 5.6)
  • Rothwell-Osnabruck – Ingleside – 4.8 (five year average 5.1)
  • St. Lawrence – Cornwall – 4.7 (five year average 4.4)
  • North Dundas – Winchester – 4.3 (five year average 4.5)
  • Tagwi – Avonmore – 4.1 – (five year average 5.3)
  • CCVS – Cornwall – 3.2 – (no five year average due to no data in 2011, 2014 rating was 4.6)

As in previous years, both the Upper Canada District School Board and Catholic District School Board will likely object to the rankings of its schools, saying it’s not constructive and doesn’t take local issues into account.

You can view the Fraser Institute reports at www.compareschoolrankings.org