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South Carleton ranked in top 10 per cent of Ontario high schools

South Carleton High School Band

By Manotick Messenger staff

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]South Carleton High School has been ranked in the top 10 per cent of secondary schools in the province.

The Fraser Institute released its annual report card last week, based on a formula combining results from provincial testing and socioeconomic factors of the demographics for each school.

South Carleton scored a 7.9 out of 10, which tied them for a ranking of 68th out of 747 Ontario secondary schools. That score brings their cumulative ranking over the past five years to 148th in the province.
The school showed big improvements in Grade 9 academic and applied math scores. The percentage of tests below standard was at 12.3 per cent. In 2013, that figure was at 21.3 per cent, and it has been gradually decreasing over the past five years. Over that span, the school’s overall ranking has improved from 6.6 to 7.9.

St. Mark High School also fared well, though their ranking took a dip. St. Mark scored 7.7 to come in at 115th out of 747 schools. The score is strong, but it is below their five-year average of 78th. Tied with St. Mark at 115th was St. Francis Xavier High School in Riverside South. Their ranking ovr ther past five years in 120th.

Osgoode Township High School also showed improvement in their rankings, as they moved up to 156th in the province this year.

Among schools within the City of Ottawa, Colonel By ranked fourth in the province, West Carrleotn was 19th, and Holy Trinity of Kanata and John McCrae in Barrhaven were tied at 25th. St. Michael High School in Kemptville, which has previously held the distinction of being the top ranked school in the province, came in at 11th out of 747 schools.