Kemptville high schools top in region for Fraser rankings

BROCKVILLE – A Catholic high school in Kemptville has reached the top of the rankings for secondary schools in Leeds-Grenville.

It’s based on the Fraser Institute’s rankings released Sunday (Feb. 28, 2016) in its report card on Ontario’s 676 high schools. The evaluation is on the school year ending in 2015.

The schools are given a score out of ten, based on seven criteria including literacy testing, Grade 9 academic and applied math levels, gender gaps and tests not written.

St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville was scored 8.5 and tied with three other schools for the 32nd position out of the 676 schools.

Also in Kemptville, North Grenville District High School scored a 7.4.

Here’s where other schools in the region scored and the score in the previous year in parenthesis:

  • St. Mary’s – Brockville – 7.7 (7.4)
  • Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI) – 6.5 (6.4)
  • Rideau District – Elgin – 6.3 (6.0)
  • Thousand Islands (TISS) – Brockville – 5.5 (5.7)
  • Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School – 4.0 (4.0)
  • South Grenville District High School – Prescott – 2.7 (2.4)
  • Athens District High School – Athens – 1.1 (2.4)

Just outside Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls District and Seaway District High School in Iroquois both scored a 5.2.

As in previous years, both the Upper Canada District School Board and Catholic District School Board will likely object to the rankings of its schools, saying it’s not constructive and doesn’t take local issues into account.

You can view the Fraser Institute reports at


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