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21 best elementary schools in B.C. rankings released

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DH Vancouver Staff May 04, 2015 9:08 am

The Fraser Institute has released its 2015 Report Card on British Columbia’s top elementary schools, and 16 are tied for number one.

The rankings are based on 10 academic indicators using data from the B.C. Ministry of Education’s Foundation Skills Assessments (FSAs), and judges each of the province’s 978 elementary schools. The FSAs are administered by the ministry each year in grades four and seven.

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Only three of the top 21 schools are public, the rest are private, and six of the top 10 public schools are in West Vancouver.

Here’s how the list breaks down:

21 best elementary schools in British Columbia

  1. Crofton House (Vancouver)
  2. Southridge (Surrey)
  3. St. George’s (Vancouver)
  4. Vancouver College (Vancouver)
  5. West Point Grey (Vancouver)
  6. York House (Vancouver)
  7. Corpus Christi (Vancouver)
  8. Holy Cross (Burnaby)
  9. Mulgrave (West Vancouver)
  10. Our Lady of Mercy (Burnaby)
  11. St. Michaels (Burnaby)
  12. St. Pius X (North Vancouver)
  13. Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Vancouver)
  14. Cedardale (West Vancouver)
  15. Diamond (Surrey)
  16. St. Margaret’s (Victoria)
  17. Collingwood (West Vancouver)
  18. Irwin Park (West Vancouver)
  19. St. Paul’s (Richmond)
  20. West Bay (West Vancouver)
  21. Iqra Islamic (Surrey)

Note: 1-16 all tied for #1, 17-18 tied for #17, 19-21 tied for #19

10 best public elementary schools in B.C.

  • Cedardale – West Vancouver (#1)
  • Irwin Park – West Vancouver (#17)
  • West Bay – West Vancouver (#19)
  • J.S. Clark – Fort Nelson (#27)
  • Caulfeild – West Vancouver (#33)
  • Andre Piolat – North Vancouver (#35)
  • Chantrell Creek – Surrey (#40)
  • King Traditional – Abbotsford (#53)
  • Ridgeview – West Vancouver (#59)
  • Chartwell – West Vancouver (#59)

10 best elementary schools in Vancouver

  • Crofton House (#1)
  • St. George’s (#1)
  • Vancouver College (#1)
  • West Point Grey (#1)
  • York House (#1)
  • Corpus Christi (#1)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (#1)
  • St. Jude’s (#22)
  • St. Anthony of Padua (#24)
  • St. Francis of Assisi (#27)

5 best elementary schools in Burnaby

  • Holy Cross (#1)
  • Our Lady of Mercy (#1)
  • St. Michaels (#1)
  • St. Helen’s (#32)
  • John Knox Christian (#35)

5 best elementary schools in Surrey

  • Southridge (#1)
  • Diamond (#1)
  • Iqra Islamic (#19)
  • Star of the Sea (#27)
  • Khalsa (Surrey) (#35)

5 best elementary schools in Richmond

  • St. Paul’s (#19)
  • St. Joseph the Worker (#45)
  • BC Muslim (#59)
  • Jessie Wowk (#67)
  • Richmond Christian (#73)

5 best elementary schools in Coquitlam

  • Traditional Learning Academy (#45)
  • Our Lady of Fatima (#93)
  • Queen of all Saints (#191)
  • Walton (#191)
  • Riverview Park (#191)

5 best elementary schools in North Vancouver

  • St. Pius X (#1)
  • Holy Trinity (#33)
  • Andre Piolat (#35)
  • St. Edmund’s (#40)
  • Brockton Preparatory (#45)

5 best elementary schools in West Vancouver

  • Mulgrave (#1)
  • Cedardale (#1)
  • Collingwood (#17)
  • Irwin Park (#17)
  • West Bay (#19)

5 best elementary schools in New Westminster

  • Richard McBridge (#212)
  • Connaught Heights (#212)
  • Herbert Spencer (#229)
  • F.W. Howay (#420)
  • Lord Tweedsmuir (#488)

5 best elementary schools in Port Coquitlam

  • Our Lady of the Assumption (#67)
  • Hope Lutheran (#89)
  • Castle Park (#269)
  • British Columbia Christian (#312)
  • Blakeburn (#389)

5 best elementary schools in Delta

  • Sacred Heart (#40)
  • Immaculate Conception (#40)
  • Southpointe (#99)
  • Delta Christian (#99)
  • Pinewood (#141)

5 best elementary schools in Langley

  • St. Catherines (#53)
  • Alex Hope (#67)
  • Lynn Fripps (#73)
  • Gordon Greenwood (#113)
  • Topham (#113)

5 best elementary schools in Abbotsford

  • King Traditional (#53)
  • MEI (#53)
  • St. James (#67)
  • Matsqui (#67)
  • Auguston Traditional (#73)

5 best elementary schools in Victoria

  • St. Margaret’s (#1)
  • Glenlyon Norfolk (#35)
  • St. Michaels (#45)
  • St. Joseph’s (#59)
  • Selkirk Montessori (#59)

 

And in case you’re wondering…

21 worst elementary schools in B.C.

  • Aboriginal Choice – Prince George (#973)
  • Alexander – Duncan (#973)
  • Bouchie Lake- Quesnel (#973)
  • Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw – Port Hardy (#973)
  • Red Bluff – Quesnel (#973)
  • Seabird Island – Agassiz (#973)
  • Eric Langton – Maple Ridge (#972)
  • Cassie Hall – Terrace (#971)
  • Bayview – Nanaimo (#970)
  • William Konkin – Burns Lake (#968)
  • Cedar – Campbell River (#968)
  • Quinson – Prince George (#967)
  • Baker – Quesnel (#966)
  • Armstrong – Armstrong (#964)
  • Wickaninnish – Tofino (#964)
  • Mission Central – Mission (#961)
  • Bella Coola – Bella Coola (#961)
  • Pinewood – Cranbrook (#961)
  • Glenwood – Maple Ridge (#958)
  • John Muir – Sooke (#958)
  • Winlaw – Winlaw (#958)

10 worst elementary schools in Vancouver

  • Lord Strathcona (#944)
  • John Henderson (#929)
  • Champlain Heights (#916)
  • Sir James Douglas (#833)
  • General Wolfe (#833)
  • Nootka (#821)
  • Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith (#773)
  • Walter Moberly (#773)
  • Chief Maquinna (#754)
  • Sir Sandford Fleming (#754)
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