10 a.m., March 2)
Colonel By remains among top high schools in Ontario
By Fred Sherwin
the fifth year in a row, Colonel By Secondary School has
finished near the head of the class in a list of the top
high schools in Ontario.
Fraser Institute released its Report Card on Ontarios
Secondary Schools on Sunday and Colonel By was ranked
fourth among the 676 schools included on the list.
Report Card looks at the schools province-wide EQAO
test results for math and literacy and then weighs them
based on a number of socio-economic factors including
gender, percentage of ESL students and average family
Colonel By, a full 96.9 per cent of the students who took
the Ontario Secondary School Literary Test passed on the
first attempt and 93.3 per cent scored at or above the
provincial standard on the EQAO math test.
comparison, 69.9 per cent of the students at Gloucester
High School passed the literacy test on their fist attempt
and only 67.9 per cent of the students scored at or above
the provincial standard on the EQAO math test.
By has been at or near the head of the class in Ontario
for the past five years. The school was ranked 3rd in
2014, 5th in 2013, 3rd in 2012 and 6th in 2011.
east end is also home to one of the most improved high
schools in Ontario, with École secondaire catholique
Béatrice-Desloges moving up 414 spots from 522
in 2012 to 108 last year, ranking it third among the 10
east end high schools listed in the report.
second highest ranked school is École secondaire
cath-olique Garneau which placed 42nd on the province-wide
list, giving the Conseil des écoles catholiques
Centre-Est two high schools in the top 50.
other east end high schools moved up in the prov-ince-wide
rankings. St. Peter High School climbed 58 spots from
178 in 2012 to 120 last year, making it the second highest
ranked English language high school in the east end and
highest ranked English Catholic high school.
Matthew High School moved up to 145th place last year
from 214 in 2012, and Cairine Wilson Secondary School
improved to 222 from 313.
the remainder of the high schools in the east end are
trending in the opposite direction. École secondaire
publique Gisèle-Lalonde dropped from 47 in 2012
to 222 in 2015; Gloucester High School dipped from 396
to 427; and Lester B. Pearson High School plunged from
442 in 2012 to 565 last year, making it the lowest ranked
school in the east end.
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