It’s pretty sad and scary to see Cornwall’s Secondary School rankings slide further overall in the province according to the latest Fraser Institute Secondary School rankings.
Sad, but not unpredictable as the Primary rankings have been scary too.
Both St. Lawrence and CCVS scored less than 50% for testing which according to the Fraser is:
Tests below standard (%)
The percentage of all the completed tests written by students at the school that were judged to be either unsuccessful (OSSLT) or below Level 3 (grade-9 math tests). A low percentage of Tests below standard (%) indicates that the school is successful in ensuring that most of its students are meeting or exceeding the provincial standard of performance.
St. Lawrence showed the biggest slide. You can see that the Tests below standard score increased by a whopping 3.1%. It also shows that girls are doing much better than boys.
The school finished in a red zone 3.2/10 and only 689 out of 738 secondary schools.
CCVS showed a 3.4% worsening of tests below standard. It too shows girls doing better than boys. It also shows over 3% of Grade 9 tests simply not written.
The one shining light out of six Cornwall schools is L’ Heritage in the Catholic system. All four Catholic schools fared better than the two Public board schools.
As you can see tests below standard improved by 8.8%. The school improved to 148th out of 738 in the province. Their math scores edged up as well.
So the big question is what is the Catholic school system doing that the UCDSB seems to be failing at in Cornwall?
Looking at nearby Brockville, three out of their four schools were in the top 50% including one UCDSB facility.
Brockville Collegiate only had a 23% tests below standard score and last place a 32.5% score which are far better than the two schools in Cornwall?
Why do you think Cornwall’s schools are failing overall? You can post your comments below.