Lac des Bois Ranked Number One Among P.G. Elementary Schools
Prince George, B.C. – The Fraser Institute has released its annual ranking of elementary schools in this province, and in Prince George, Ecole Lac des Bois received the highest score.
Lac des Bois ranked 105 out of 978 schools across the province. Scores are based on a number of factors including the average Foundation Assessment scores in writing, numeracy, and reading.
The top 10 schools in Prince George for the 2013/2014 school year are:
1. Ecole Lac des Bois – 8.1
2. Immaculate Conception – 7.5
3. Peden Hill – 6.8
4. Edgewood – 6.7
5. Cedars Christian – 6.6
6. St. Mary’s – 6.3
7. Beaverly – 6.0
8. Southridge – 5.6
9. Hart Highlands – 5.6
10. Sacred Heart – 5.6
Report co-author, Peter Cowley, argues the report “provides a valuable tool” in helping parents choose the right school for their children.
But Prince George School Board Trustee Tim Bennett had a different take on Twitter this afternoon.
“This report is flawed & does nothing but minimize great work happening in all #SD57 schools throughout district,” he remarked. “This is not meant to take away from @lacdesbois success. I am not a fan of ranking schools. All have unique strengths & caring staff.”
For a look at the complete rankings, click here.