The Fraser Institute recently released its annual rankings of Ontario secondary schools.
Markville Secondary School was ranked second provincewide and No. 1 in York Region.
The Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools 2020, the most accessible tool for parents to compare the academic performance of the province’s schools, ranks 739 anglophone and francophone public and Catholic schools (and a small number of independent and First Nations schools) based on seven academic indicators derived from annual provincewide math and literacy tests.
“The Report Card offers parents information they can’t easily get anywhere else, about how their child’s school performs over time and compares to other schools across Ontario,” said Peter Cowley, a Fraser Institute senior fellow. This year, 73 schools around the province experienced declining performance, while 47 schools showed improvement.
But contrary to common misconceptions, the data suggest every school is capable of improvement regardless of where it’s located, where it ranks, or the students it serves.
“We often hear excuses that some schools can’t improve because of the communities and students they serve, but all over Ontario, there are schools with students facing significant challenges that still find ways to improve their performance every year,” Cowley said.
For the complete results on all ranked schools and to compare the performance of different schools, visit www.compareschoolrankings.org.