Basin schools ranked on Fraser Institute’s provincial list

After rating all the elementary schools in British Columbia, the Fraser Institute is back with its ranked list of high schools.

After rating all the elementary schools in British Columbia, the Fraser Institute is back with its ranked list of high schools.

The last time the institute rated secondary schools was back in 2013 and since then, Trail high school J.L. Crowe Secondary School, has risen slightly according to the institute’s ranking criteria. The school received a rating of six on the last report in 2013 and has headed up to a 6.2 out of 10 for this school year. It is currently ranked 136 of 289 schools.

In Castlegar, Stanley Humphries Secondary School (SHSS) has stayed steady in the ratings going from a 5.7 out of 10 in 2013 to 5.6 in the most recent report. SHSS sits slightly lower than J.L. Crowe on the province-wide list at 165th of 289.

In School District 8 in Nelson, L.V. Rogers Secondary School dropped slightly in the ratings from a 6.9 to 6.3 out of 10, putting the school at 118th out of 289.

When the elementary school report was released just two weeks ago, School District 20 Superintendent, Greg Luterbach was reached for comment and said the district doesn’t believe the Fraser Institute reports hold much water.

Both the district and the Fraser Institute look at Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) criteria provided by the Ministry of Education, but Luterbach says the board and district staff don’t compare themselves to other schools when decision-making time comes. The FSA results are provided to parents, students and staff as a way to gauge student success before the regular report cards come out at the end of a semester.

Only two schools in B.C. received a 10 out of 10 rating – The York House School and the Little Flower Academy, both private schools in Vancouver.

The highest ranked public school is University Hill Secondary in Vancouver with a score of 8.6 out of 10 and ranked 19th of 289 schools.

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