WILLIAMSTOWN, Ontario – It has been another good academic year for Char-Lan District High School (DHS) according to the Fraser Institute.
Char-Lan ranks as the top school in Cornwall and SD&G, the top school in the Upper Canada Disctrict School Board UCDSB and is in the top 10 percent of all schools in Ontario.
Char-Lan ranks 68 out of 747 schools as calculated by the Fraser Institute, achieving a rating of 7.9 out of 10. The five-year trend for Char-Lan is an average rating of 6.9 out of 10.
Glengarry District High School is the next school closest in SD&G ranked after Char-Lan. GDHS has a rank of 292 out of 747 with a rating of 6.6
The highest ranked French school in Cornwall and SD&G is L’Héritage in Cornwall, from the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) ranked at 321 out of 747 with a rating of 6.5, which means it has trended down from last year’s ranking.
The highest ranked Catholic school, in either the French or English boards is St. Joes in Cornwall. St. Joes is ranked at 380 out of 747 with a rating of 6.2.
The Fraser Institute argues that annually ranking schools the way it does helps parents choose which schools to send their children to and also provides feedback to the schools on what works and what does not.
“If struggling schools want to improve math results, they can find out what works for improving schools and, wherever possible, adopt these proven methods,” said Peter Cowley, director of school performance studies at the Fraser Institute.
The Fraser Institute states that they collect a variety of data to determine their ratings like the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) scores.