CORNWALL ONTARIO – It’s odd that as teachers salaries keep going up students results in the area keep going down?
In this years results we see that Francophone Catholic public schools locally are getting better results according to this year’s Fraser Institute rankings of schools in Ontario.
Only a frightening THREE out of fifteen public schools in Cornwall ranked in the top 50% of schools in Ontario.
That’s only 20% of the schools meeting the most humble of thresholds. What’s scarier is that eight of the schools ranked over the 2000 mark out of the 2900 schools ranked.
The Upper Canada District School Board entries fared the worst with Viscount Alexander scoring the best at a pathetic 1779 out of 2900. Gladstone scored 2805 out of 2900 public schools in the entire province. Clearly they are not turning out prime candidates to contribute to society.
By comparison Kingston had half of its schools rank in the top 50%.
The question is why do Catholic and in particular French Catholic Public schools fare so much better in the testing?
Are there more resources being given to students in those schools? Are Francophone Catholics smarter than Anglophones in the UCDSB system? Is it the school boards doing a better or worse job?
Rose des Vents finished at an impressive 367 out of 2900 schools. They and Ste. Anne’s were the only area schools in the top 1000.
Perhaps there are too many area school teachers involved in politics locally instead of focusing on the kids?
With almost no cultural activities left in the area could that be having an impact as well? Cornwall just lost its 36 year old Public Art Gallery due to petty City Hall politics this year, as well as most of its major events.
The United Counties of SD&G didn’t fare much better with only two schools (Laggan & Winchester) in the top 1450.
Longue Sault 1647, Maxville 1887, Avonmore 1985, Rothwell Osnabruck 2101, Chesterville 2155, and Morrisburg at 2837 are certainly not impressive rankings.
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