OAKVILLE SCHOOL RANKINGS
Two of the most frequently asked questions that we get are:
Q.) what are the best high schools in Oakville, Ontario?
A.) Abbey Park and Iroquois Ridge High Schools are tied for top spot
Q.) what is the best elementary school in Oakville?
A.) St. Mildred’s – Lightbourn is rated number 1.
There are, however, many other highly rated schools in Oakville. On this page we are utilizing data from the Fraser Institute, who, using certain methodologies, measure elementary, middle, and high school academic performance for Ontario, and other parts of Canada.
The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Ontario Schools provides Oakville parents an idea of where their children’s school ranks against the rest.
The Report, recently updated for elementary schools in 2019, ranks all schools in Ontario based on their results in the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) standardized tests. A score out of 10 is given and compared to previous years’ scores as well as previous years’ rankings.
“Of course this would only be one source of information for parents,” said Peter Cowley, Director of School Performance Studies for the Fraser Institute and co-author of the report.
“This report card says nothing about fine arts, athletics, french immersion, or how schools develop leadership and citizenship amongst their kids. This will tell parents how students are doing in areas of basic skills in which the province tests them.”
The Oakville school rankings also allow parents to monitor any significant trends for increases or decreases in the test scores, Cowley said.
Despite caution 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 Oakville’s schools, and how they measure up against each other.
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Oakville High School Rankings
High school ranking results at this time are based on the 2018-2019 EQAO results. First column on the left is the rank of each school against the entire Province of Ontario’s seven hundred and thirty-nine secondary schools. From this chart, you can see that Abbey Park High School in the Glen Abbey neighbourhood and Iroquois Ridge High School in northeast Oakville are tied for top spot in the city, and coming in tied for number #10 spot in the province. Both are among the highest ranked schools in all of Ontario. We can definitely say that Abbey Park and Iroquois Ridge are both contenders for the title of best high school in Oakville.
|72||St Ignatius of Loyola||7.9|
|310||St Thomas Aquinas||6.6|
Oakville Elementary School Rankings
The Fraser Institute’s most recent findings on elementary 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 combination of Oakville public school rankings, 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.)
Top elementary school in Oakville is St. Mildred’s – Lightbourn, with a perfect 10 score. St. Mildred’s also scores at the top rank of all schools in the Greater Toronto Area. This private, all-girls school is indeed rated the best elementary school in Ontario, number one out of 3,037 elementary schools. The Fraser Institute ranks St. Mildred’s as both an elementary school and a secondary school, as they provide a full schooling curriculum from pre-school and junior kindergarten, all the way through to Grade 12 inclusive.
|118||James W. Hill||8.7|
|228||St Teresa of Calcutta||8.2|
|392||Captain R Wilson||7.8|
|392||St Marguerite d'Youville||7.8|
|513||Ecole elementaire Patricia Picknell||7.6|
|513||Ecole elementaire du Chene||7.6|
|513||Sainte Marie Oakville||7.6|
|688||St John Paul II||7.3|
|893||St Gregory the Great||7.0|
|1409||Our Lady of Peace||6.3|
|1683||St Joan of Arc||5.9|
To view the complete reports by the Fraser Institute, covering Oakville school rankings, and much more, visit them online:
Private Schools in Oakville
*There are also a number of excellent independent schools which remain outside of the Fraser Institute’s ranking system:
- Appleby College (grades 7-12)
- Chisholm Academy (grades 7-12)
- Clanmore Montessori School (toddler – grade 8)
- Dearcroft Montessori School & West Wind Montessori Junior High (toddler – grade 8)
- Fern Hill School (preschool – grade 8)
- King’s Christian Collegiate (grades 9-12)
- Linbrook School for Boys (kindergarten – grade 8)
- MacLachlan College (pre-kindergarten – grade 12)
- Oakville Christian School (preschool – grade 8)
- Rotherglen School (preschool – grade 8)
- Walden International School (preschool – grade 8)
- Wildwood Academy (grade 2 – grade 8)
All are highly recommended
Oakville School directory
Here’s a great link where you can find a complete list of schools in Oakville:
containing complete school addresses, telephone numbers and interactive mapping for all Oakville schools.
Oakville has long been blessed with excellent schools, and this fact is just another reason why living in Oakville is such a pleasure.
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author: Randy Selzer
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