Best Schools in Brampton
We get a lot of questions as to what are the best schools in Brampton. How are they ranked? Which schools are the best? And which schools are to be avoided?
Fortunately, today there are a number of organizations which provide rating information. This can help parents to determine the academic performance of their children’s schools.
Three of the most frequently asked questions that we get are:
Q: What is the best high school in Brampton?
A: Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School has consistently ranked highest among all high schools in Brampton, scoring a strong 8.5 on the Fraser Institute ranking score.
See Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School rankings below.
Q: What is the best elementary school in Brampton?
A: Al-Ameen Elementary School and Khalsa Community School both score a perfect 10 on their Fraser Institute rankings. Next is St. Agnes Separate School with a 9.6 score, and Ray Lawson Public School with 8.1
Q: Does Brampton have French immersion schools?
A: Yes, Brampton has plenty of excellent French immersion schools
Fraser Institute Rating System
The Fraser Institute is a leading source for school rankings in Canada. They are an independent international research and educational organization, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C.
They use a specific set of measurements to gauge elementary, middle, and high school academic performance for Brampton, and many other parts of Canada.
The Fraser Institute compilation of Ontario School rankings provides specific data on how students in various schools rate against each other, using defined and specific methodologies.
Their “Report Card” was last updated for high schools in 2019, and for elementary schools in early 2020.
Testing was put on pause during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to have updated numbers soon.
It ranks all participating schools in Ontario based on results using standardized tests in the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
Test results are ranked within a range up to a perfect score of 10, and these results are then compared to previous years’ scores as well as previous years’ rankings.
Schools are then given a numeric rank based upon their students’ test scores.
Many educators are quick to point out that an academic test such as used by the Fraser Institute is only one measure of school performance.
Peter Cowley, co-author of the report, has acknowledged that these test scores are only one method of measurement in trying to determine any school’s effectiveness.
“On the other hand, this report card says nothing about fine arts, athletics, french immersion, or how schools develop leadership and citizenship among their students. This will tell parents how students are doing in areas of basic skills in which the province tests them.”
The Brampton school rankings also allow parents to monitor any significant trends for increases or decreases in the test scores, Cowley said.
Accordingly, despite the caveat from many observers that the Report is only a single measure of any school’s effectiveness, parents can nevertheless gain some insight as to the academic credentials of Brampton’s schools, and how they measure up against each other.
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Brampton High School Rankings
Brampton high schools are ranked on the 2018-2019 test results.
First column on the left is the rank of each school against the entire Province of Ontario’s seven hundred and forty seven public, catholic, and private secondary schools.
From this chart, you can see that Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School, which is an all-girls separate school located at 115 Glenvale Boulevard, is the highest rated secondary school in Brampton.
It has been recognized as the top high school in Brampton, coming in at twenty-seventh place out of all secondary schools in the entire province.
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Best High Schools in Brampton
|27||Holy Name of Mary||8.5|
|52||Harold M. Brathwaite||8.1|
|180||St. Edmund Campion||7.2|
|281||Jeunes sans frontieres||6.7|
|330||St. Marguerite d'Youville||6.5|
|440||St. Thomas Aquinas||5.9|
Brampton Elementary School Rankings
The Fraser Institute’s most recent findings on Brampton elementary school rankings and middle school ratings were released in January, 2020, and are based on 2018/2019 grade 3 and grade 6 EQAO results.
When test results between schools ended in a rating tie, school rank is shown as an equal rank (left column).
Some schools are not listed due to not offering both grades 3 & 6.
The following list is a summary of Brampton elementary school rankings, including public and separate (Catholic) school rankings.
Certain private school rankings are not available due to lack of participation in the EQAO tests. The exclusion of a school should in no way be construed as a judgement of the school’s effectiveness.
There are 2 top elementary schools in Brampton that have a perfect score of 10 in academics: the Al-Ameen school, and the Khalsa Community School.
These two schools also score among the top schools in the Greater Toronto area, and indeed, in all of Ontario.
|1||Al-Ameen Elementary School||10.0|
|1||Khalsa Community School||10.0|
|27||St Agnes Separate School||9.6|
|301||Castlemore Public School||8.0|
|346||Wali ul Asr School GTA West||7.9|
|392||James Grieve Public School||7.8|
|449||Churchville Public School||7.7|
|577||St Jean Brebeuf Separate School||7.5|
|630||Eldorado P.S. (Elementary)||7.4|
|630||St Kevin School||7.4|
|688||Mount Royal Public School||7.3|
|688||Sir Isaac Brock P.S.||7.3|
|766||Eagle Plains Public School||7.2|
|766||Great Lakes Public School||7.2|
|766||Walnut Grove P.S.||7.2|
|766||École élémentaire Carrefour des Jeunes||7.2|
|824||St. Josephine Bakhita||7.1|
|893||Bishop Francis Allen||7.0|
|893||Mountain Ash (Elementary)||7.0|
|893||Our Lady of Lourdes||7.0|
|893||Roberta Bondar Public School||7.0|
|893||St. Jean-Marie Vianney||7.0|
|893||Treeline Public School||7.0|
|978||Castle Oaks Public School||6.9|
|1048||Ross Drive P.S.||6.8|
|1119||Lester B Pearson||6.7|
|1119||Shaw Public School||6.7|
|1119||St. Jacinta Marto||6.7|
|1277||Lorenville P.S. (Elementary)||6.5|
|1277||St Joachim Separate School||6.5|
|1338||Father Clair Tipping School||6.4|
|1338||St Angela Merici||6.4|
|1338||St Rita Elementary School||6.4|
|1338||St Stephen Separate School||6.4|
|1409||St Isaac Jogues||6.3|
|1467||St. Daniel Comboni||6.2|
|1467||Venerable Michael McGivney||6.2|
|1540||Aylesbury Public School||6.1|
|1540||Father C W Sullivan||6.1|
|1540||Thorndale Public School||6.1|
|1540||Tribune Drive Public School||6.1|
|1617||Dolson Public School||6.0|
|1617||Robert J Lee Public School||6.0|
|1683||St Anne Separate School||5.9|
|1756||Our Lady of Providence||5.8|
|1821||Our Lady of Peace School||5.7|
|1821||St Brigid School||5.7|
|1871||Countryside Village PS||5.6|
|1871||Father Francis McSpiritt||5.6|
|1936||St Francis Xavier Elementary||5.5|
|2041||St. André Bessette||5.3|
|2041||St. John Henry Newman||5.3|
|2277||St Marguerite Bourgeoys||4.9|
|2325||Mount Pleasant Village||4.8|
|2457||St Leonard School||4.5|
|2457||St Patrick School||4.5|
|2493||St John Fisher||4.4|
|2578||St Anthony School||4.2|
|2610||St Maria Goretti||4.1|
|2794||Our Lady of Fatima School||3.3|
|2794||St John Bosco||3.3|
|2831||Pauline Vanier Catholic||3.1|
|2842||Sir Winston Churchill||3.0|
|2930||St Joseph School||2.3|
We hope you have found this summary of Brampton high school and elementary school rankings both interesting and useful, with data provided by the Fraser Institute:
Fraser Institute Rankings
To view the complete Fraser Institute rankings, covering Brampton school rankings, and much more, visit them online:
Here’s a great link where you can find a complete list of public schools in Peel Region:
containing complete school addresses, telephone numbers and interactive mapping for all Brampton schools.
Post Secondary Education
Post secondary schools in Brampton include Algoma University, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), as well as Sheridan College.
In conclusion, Brampton is a fast growing city with one of the youngest populations in the Greater Toronto Area. There are plenty of families living here, many with children attending school.
Fortunately, the city is blessed with many excellent schools, and this fact is just another reason why living in Brampton has become such an attractive option.
For many people, finding a home in the right school district is a very important part of choosing where to live.
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author: Randy Selzer – Real Estate Agent
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