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75 Ontario Secondary Schools Achieve Academic Improvement in Fraser Institute Rankings

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/17/13 -- The GTA boasts seven public schools and six Catholic schools that are among the top 20 fastest-improving secondary schools in Ontario, according to the Fraser Institute's annual school rankings.

Three secondary schools in Southwestern Ontario, three in Eastern Ontario, and one in North Central Ontario also rank among the top 20 fastest improvers provincewide.

"Our report card consistently shows that school improvement is occurring all over Ontario, from Timmins in the north to Chatham in the south and from Sault Ste. Marie in the west to Hawkesbury in the east," said Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies.

"Every school is capable of improvement, regardless of its geographic or socioeconomic challenges. With individual school results going back five years, the Fraser Institute's annual school rankings help parents and educators measure improvement in specific subject areas and prioritize improvement plans for the year ahead."

The Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools 2013 rates 725 public, private, and Catholic secondary schools based on seven academic indicators using data from the annual provincewide tests of literacy and math managed by Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

The report card also includes important information about each school's make-up, including parents' average income, the percentage of ESL students, and the percentage of special needs students.

The complete results for all 725 secondary schools are available at www.compareschoolrankings.org.

Of the 20 Ontario secondary schools showing the fastest academic improvement over the past five years, 10 are public schools where the parental income is below average. At four of those schools, special needs students account for more than 20 per cent of school enrolment. The complete list follows.

"Only the Fraser Institute report card ensures that school success stories like these become widely known. If educators want to help students learn and improve, they should be talking to these schools," Cowley said.

Top 20 Fastest-Improving Ontario Secondary Schools


--  Bloor (Public), Toronto 
--  Mere-Teresa (Catholic), Hamilton 
--  St. Patrick (Catholic), Toronto 
--  St. Mary's (Catholic), Toronto 
--  Le Sommet (Public), Hawkesbury 
--  Central Commerce (Public), Toronto 
--  St. Edmund Campion (Catholic), Brampton 
--  Nouvelle-Alliance (Catholic), Barrie 
--  Walkerville (Public), Windsor 
--  E.J. Lajeunesse (Catholic), Windsor 
--  Father Henry Carr (Catholic), Toronto 
--  Monarch Park (Public), Toronto 
--  Thistletown (Public), Toronto 
--  Ascension of Our Lord (Catholic), Mississauga 
--  Jeanne-Lajoie (Catholic), Pembroke 
--  North Grenville (Public), Kemptville 
--  Victoria Park (Public), Toronto 
--  East York (Public), Toronto 
--  Pope John Paul II (Catholic), Toronto 
--  West Humber (Public), Toronto 

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org

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