The Fraser Institute’s ranking of the province’s elementary schools is out.
Calgary is home to eleven of the top twenty schools in Alberta.
The private Webber Academy is number one on the list, while the top performing Catholic school is St. Philip Fine Arts School.
The best public school is Sunalta.
Peter Cowley with the Fraser Institute says while more than forty schools on the list this year saw an improvement he says there is still a lot of work to be done.
Cowley goes on to say, “an unfortunate trend is that the percentage of tests that don’t meet the standard is actually going up.”
The percent of tests that didn’t meet the standards rose from 12.2 in 2008 to 14 per cent this year.
The complete results for all 659 elementary schools will also be available at www.compareschoolrankings.org