Friday, September 19, 2008

Three Montreal English-Language Schools Among Province's Fastest Improving

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - Three English-language public schools are among the ten fastest improving in the Fraser Institute's annual listing of Quebec's 474 secondary schools.

Lakeside Academy in Lachine, though still well down the overall scale at 425th overall, is credited with making impressive efforts to boost its ranking over the last five years. Richmond Regional High School in Richmond
and Massey-Vanier High School in Cowansville have also leaped ahead.

The Fraser Institute, an independent think tank, uses a variety of indicators, including grades in final exams and teachers' marks throughout the year, to compare how well schools are doing.

For the first time since the rankings began nine years ago, the report card includes separate lists of private and public school rankings.

This year's top public schools are École internationale de Montréal in Westmount and Collége Staint Louis, which scored a perfect 10. They shared that status with nine private schools - Collége Jean de Brébeuf, Collége
Jean Eudes, Régina Assumpta, Notre Dame de Sacre Coeur, Saint Sacrement, Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramps, Collége Charlemange, Saint Anne de Lachine and Saint Jospeh de Hull.

Royal West Academy is the top ranked English-language public school.

For an in-depth look at how Montreal's schools ranked, see Saturday's Gazette.

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