Best schools based on Best Places to Raise Kids 2016

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Want to know the best rated schools based on average test scores for basic academic skills? Here are the top five schools for each category (elementary and secondary school) for the top 10 cities to raise a child.

Keep in mind that this is a ranking based on an “overall rating out of 10.” Any rating above 6.0 is considered above average, based on the methodology created by the Fraser Institute. Any school with a rating of 6.0 or more is teaching the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic in an above-average manner, based on standardized tests of those basic skills.


Best Places to Raise Kids 2016 Rank City, Province Overall rank in Best Places to Live 2016 Top 5 Elementary Schools RATING (Last 5 years) RATING (Most recent year) Top 5 Secondary Schools RATING (Last 5 years) RATING (Most recent year)
No. 1 Blainville, Que. No. 6 n/a n/a n/a Henri-Dunant 4.9 5.1
n/a n/a n/a Lucille-Teasdale 5 3.9
No. 2 Oakville, Ont. No. 3 E J James n/a 9.7 Oakville Trafalgar 8.9 9.1
Munns 8.7 9.1 Abbey Park 8.8 9
St. Matthew's 8.4 8.8 Iroquois Ridge 8.6 8.9
James W. Hill n/a 8.7 White Oaks 8.1 8.3
St Andrew 8.5 8.4 Garth Webb n/a 8.1
No. 3 Burlington, Ont. No. 2 Our Lady of Fatima 7.8 8.4 Corpus Christi 8.1 8.1
St Raphaels 7.9 8.3 Nelson 8.2 8.2
Canadian Martyrs 8.6 8.2 Assumption 7.5 7.5
St. Anne n/a 8.2 Aldershot 7.4 7.4
Charles R. Beaudoin 8.4 8.1 Notre Dame 7.8 7.8
No. 4 St. Albert, Alta. No. 4 Muriel Martin 8.1 8.6 Ste Marguerite d'Youville 9.1 10
La Mission n/a 8.6 St. Albert 7.3 7.3
Bertha Kennedy 7.3 8.4 Paul Kane 7 7.1
Robert Rundle 6.9 8.3 Bellerose 5.5 5
J.J. Nearing 8.2 8.1 -- -- --
No. 5 Levis, Que. No. 9 n/a n/a n/a Juvenat Notre-Dame due Saint-Laurent 9.1 8.9
n/a n/a n/a Levis 8.5 8.8
n/a n/a n/a Marcelle-Mallet 7.5 7.8
n/a n/a n/a Pointe-Levy 5.9 5.8
n/a n/a n/a les Etchemins 5.2 5
No. 6 Boucherville, Que. No. 5 n/a n/a n/a De Mortagne 6 6.1
No. 7 Milton, Ont. No. 36 Guardian Angels 7.3 7.1 Bishop Paul Francis Reding 8 8.2
Our Lady of Victory 6.8 7.1 Craig Kielburger n/a 7.4
P.L. Robertson 6.6 7.1 Milton 7.2 7.1
Anne J. MacArthur n/a 6.9 Jean Vanier n/a 6.6
Irma Coulson n/a 6.9 -- -- --
No. 8 Gatineau, Que. No. 17 n/a n/a n/a Saint-Joseph de Hull 9.4 9.7
n/a n/a n/a Saint-Alexandre 9 9.1
n/a n/a n/a Nouvelles Frontieres 7.1 6.8
n/a n/a n/a D'Arcy McGee 6.1 6.7
n/a n/a n/a Philemon Wright 6.3 6.5
No. 9 Ottawa, Ont. No. 1 Ahlul Bayt Islamic n/a 8.9 Glebe 7.2 8.6
Abraar n/a 8.6 De La Salle 8 8.3
Hopewell Avenue 8.4 8.5 Samuel-Genest 7.1 7.1
St. George 8.1 8.5 Franco-Cite 6.4 6.4
Sainte-Kateri n/a 8.5 Immaculata 6.1 6.1
No. 10 Terrebonne, Que. No. 53 n/a n/a n/a Saint-Sacrement 9.3 9.2
n/a n/a n/a Armand-Corbeil 7.4 7.8
n/a n/a n/a des Trois-Saisons 6.1 6.1
n/a n/a n/a Des Rives 4.6 4.9
n/a n/a n/a de L'Odyssee 4.3 4.9

n/a = Insufficient data
— = No other entries

To help you narrow your search, here’s how the schools in the our Best Places to Live ranking did:

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Best schools based on the Best Places to Raise Kids list 2016

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One comment on “Best schools based on Best Places to Raise Kids 2016

  1. You have listed a best secondary school as “Oakville, Trafalgar” . Are you referring to Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby?
    Thanks

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