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6 Toronto schools top Ontario elementary school rankings

Last Updated Jan 20, 2019 at 10:42 am EST

Avondale Alternative Elementary School (Google Maps)

The Fraser Institute has released its annual rankings on Ontario’s elementary schools and six Toronto-area schools top the list, down from eight last year.

The report card ranks more than 3,000 schools based on nine differing academic indications including the results of the EQAO tests, which including reading, writing and math.

There were 16 elementary schools that scored a perfect 10, including Toronto-based schools, Avondale Alternative, Havergal College and the Islamic Institute of Toronto. Northmount, Sathya Sai and St. Sebastian also topped the list.

Al-Risala Private Academy in Mississauga made it to the top of list once again.

Critics of the rankings have said it focuses too heavily on standardized tests and doesn’t really help students succeed in the classroom, but the BC-based think tank calls itself the go-to source for measuring a school’s performance.

It also says the annual report card helps to facilitate school improvement as “comparisons are at the heart of the improvement process.”

You can find the results on all the school rankings, as well as each school’s individual report card on their website.