Fraser Institute Gives High Marks to Immaculate Conception
The annual report card on academic performance of schools throughout the Province ranks schools out of a mark of ten, based on provincewide test results in reading, writing, and math written by students in grades 4 and 7.
The Fraser Institute says the average, among all schools in the province is 6, so the marks above or below that average indicate how well the school is performing when compared with all other schools in the Province, which in this latest report is a total of 944 . It notes that a mark of 10, doesn’t mean a school is perfect, only that it was performing the best among all other schools.
In Prince George, Immaculate Conception scored an 8.5 among all elementary schools in P.G. St. Mary’s was second with 8.1.
Among public elementary schools, Lac de Bois scored 7.2 out of ten, making it the top ranked public school in the City.
The good news is, that with a few exceptions, most of the public elementary schools in Prince George saw an improvement in their mark from previous reports. Four public elementary schools which saw their mark slip from previous reports are:
- Van Bien
- Blackburn and
Cedars Christian also slipped from its previous mark, as did Highglen Montessori.
When it comes to Secondary Schools, the ratings are based on provincewide test results in language arts, math and science in grades 10, 11 and 12.
Cedars Christian received a 6.5 out of 10, unchanged from its previous mark, but high enough to keep it in top spot among Secondary Schools in Prince George.
Although all public secondary schools in P.G. saw their marks slide, Duchess Park was the top public secondary school with a mark of 5.3, down from the 5.7 scored previously.
College Heights scored a mark of 5, down from 5.3
D.P. Todd and PGSS each had a mark of 4.8, but that reflected a slide from 6 that had been scored by DP Todd in the past, and a previous mark of 5.2 for PGSS.
Kelly Road scored 4, which is down from the 4.6 recorded in the previous report card.
The Fraser Institute says parents should not choose a school for their children based solely on these rankings. It advises parents can get a better idea of what the school can offer by visiting the school and by talking with the principal, teachers and other parents.
The rankings of all schools in B.C. can be found here.