It’s a mixed bag of results for the Valley’s secondary schools in this year’s school rankings compiled by the Fraser Institute.
A total of 676 high schools across the province were part of the rankings, with St Joseph’s from Renfrew coming in as the highest ranked local school, sitting at number 16. They scored 8.9 out of 10.
West Carleton Secondary School in Dunrobin came in at #32, scoring 8.5, while Pembroke’s Jeanne Lajoie was the only other area school to crack the top-100, coming in at number 80. The school was given a grade of 7.9 out of 10.
Four more Valley schools were higher than the provincial average of 6. They are: Valour in Petawawa (ranked at 257 with a score of 6.7); Bishop Smith from Pembroke and Mackenzie from Deep River (tied at #272 with scores of 6.6); and Arnprior (#305 and score of 6.4).
Fellowes from Pembroke was at #495 with a score of 5.0, while Renfrew Collegiate Institute and Opeongo scored 4.4 each, and sit at #558.
Madawaska Valley from Barry’s Bay was the lowest ranked school in the region at #586, scoring 4.0 out of 10.
The local schools from Lanark County were Notre Dame in Carleton Place with a score of 7.1 and a ranking of 192, while Carleton Place High School was at #415, scoring 5.7.
Almonte sits at #480 with a score of 5.1 out of 10.
The Fraser Institute ranks schools using objective, publicly-available data such as average scores on province-wide tests.
For the full list, and to compare school rankings, you can visit the Fraser Institute by clicking here.