The Fraser Institute has named several Mississauga elementary and secondary schools among their top scorers ranking of Ontario schools.
Two Mississauga elementary schools finished with a perfect score (10.0), including Safa & Marwa Islamic and IQRA Islamic. Thirty-two Mississauga-based elementary schools made the top 500, of the 2,900 that were ranked.
Brampton’s elementary schools did not fare as well, with only four in the top 500. The top ranked Brampton school was Khalsa Community, coming in with a score of 9.7.
The Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools ranked Anglophone, Francophone public and Catholic schools, as well as a number of independent schools, based on nine academic indicators from results of province-wide reading, writing and math tests.
A key finding in the report is that despite overall declining math scores across the province, some schools have maintained high student success levels.
“What our rankings show is that some schools — no matter where they’re located or the needs of their students — are still able to achieve high math scores, despite the worrying provincial trend,” said Peter Cowley, director of School Performance Studies at the Fraser Institute.
Two Mississauga schools ranked among the top 25 English schools in math, including ISNA Islamic and Olive Grove. Brampton’s Khalsa Community also cracked the top 25 in the same category.
“Successful schools like these are doing something right, and they can lead the way by sharing their best practices with lower performing schools serving similar students and communities,” Cowley said.
Khalsa School Malton was Mississauga’s top-ranked secondary school, coming in at number two of 676, with a score of 9.3.
Holy Name of Mary School ranked highest for Brampton secondary schools, with a score of 8.4, good for 42nd on the list.
For a complete listing of all ranked schools, visit www.compareschoolrankings.org. – CINEWS