Red Deer elementary, high school rankings a mixed bag in Fraser Institute report

Red Deer elementary, high school rankings a mixed bag in Fraser Institute report

The Fraser Institute has released its annual ranking of Alberta high schools and elementary schools, and the results are mixed for Red Deer institutions.

The report card on Alberta’s 253 secondary schools ranks them based on eight academic indicators generated from Grade 12 provincewide testing, grade-to-grade transition and graduation rates.

  • Hunting Hills High School received a score of 6.4 (ranked 101st)
  • Koinonia Christian School received a score of 5.3 (ranked 165th)
  • Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School received a score of 5.2 (ranked 174th)
  • Notre Dame High School received a score of 5.9 (ranked 134th)

Additionally, H.J. Cody High School in Sylvan Lake received a score of 7.2 (ranked 51st) and Lacombe Composite High School received a score of 6.2 (ranked 114th).

Meanwhile, this year’s report card on Alberta’s 863 elementary schools is based on seven academic indicators derived from provincewide test results.

  • Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School received a score of 7.2 (ranked 199th)
  • Escuela Vista Grande received a score of 7.6 (ranked 141st)
  • G.H. Dawe School received a score of 4.2 (ranked 733rd)
  • Gateway Christian School received a score of 4.9 (ranked 658th)
  • Glendale Sciences and Technology School received a score of 5.9 (ranked 474th)
  • Koinonia Christian School received a score of 6.9 (ranked 270th)
  • Ecole La Prairie received a score of 3.9 (ranked 757th)
  • Normandeau School received a score of 3.7 (ranked 770th)
  • Poplar Ridge School received a score of 8.0 (ranked 91st)
  • St. Patrick’s Community School received a score of 4.9 (ranked 658)

“Our report cards offer parents information they can’t easily get anywhere else, about how their child’s school performs and how it compares to other schools in Alberta,” said the Fraser Institute’s Peter Cowley.

“It doesn’t matter where a school is ranked, or what challenges its students may face. The evidence is clear — all types of schools, located all over the province with different types of students, are capable of improvement.”

The Fraser Institute is a right-wing think-tank.

To see the full list of schools and their rankings, visit www.compareschoolrankings.org.



sean.mcintosh@reddeeradvocate.com

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