Trenton high schools rank among highest and lowest in province: report

Trenton High School is one of the lowest ranking schools in Ontario based on literacy and mathematics test results among students. – Emma Persaud photo

A Trenton high school is among the top 100 secondary schools in Ontario, according to the Fraser Institute.

The institute’s Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary School, released on May 23, put Marc-Garneau High School in 87th place out of 689 schools.

The ranking looks at eight different areas of assessment, ranking them out of 10. These looked at the average at Grade 9 EQAO results, as well as successful completion of secondary school literacy tests by new and previously eligible students in each school, including the differences between male and female student achievement rates.

Marc-Garneau’s overall test success ranking was 7.8 out of 10, an increase to their previous score. Here’s where other local high schools fell:

The Fraser Institute says these rankings will help parents choose the best possible school for their children, as well as generate concern for those schools falling behind.

“By comparing a school’s results with those of neighbouring schools or schools having similar school and student characteristics,” the report states, “we can identify more successful schools and learn from them.”

The full report can be found here to see how all of Ontario’s schools performed.

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