Best B.C. schools in 2016

Best BC cities

Want to know the best rated schools based on average test scores for basic academic skills? Here are the top five elementary schools and top five secondary schools in the top five B.C. cities to live in.

Keep in mind that this is a ranking based on an “overall rating out of 10.” Any rating above 6.0 is considered above average, based on the methodology created by the Fraser Institute. Any school with a rating of 6.0 or more is teaching the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic in an above-average manner, based on standardized tests of those basic skills.

Best Places 2016 rankingBest Places 2015 rankCityTop 5 Elementary SchoolsRATING (Last 5 years)RATING (Most recent year)Top 5 Secondary SchoolsRATING (Last 5 years)RATING (Most recent year)
No. 7No. 11West VancouverMulgrave9.810Collingwood9.19.6
Irwin Park9.610Mulgraven/a8.7
Cedardalen/a10Sentinel8.28.1
Collingwood9.99.9Rockridge7.57.6
Gleneagles8.59.6West Vancouver6.96.9
No. 8No. 9North Vancouver (Metro)Brockton Preparatoryn/a9.7St Thomas Aquinas8.28.5
St Pius X9.49.4Handsworth7.77.9
Lions Gate Christian8.98.8Lions Gate Christiann/a7.8
Holy Trinity8.98.6Windsor7.37.3
St Edmund’s98.4Seycove76.8
No. 11No. 32Port MoodyGlenayre6.77Heritage Woods7.87.7
Mountain Meadows6.66.7Port Moody6.56.1
Heritage Mountain6.76.5
Pleasantside5.76.5
Aspenwood7.16.2
No. 13No. 12Saanichn/an/an/an/an/an/a
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No. 14No. 13DeltaSouthpointe9.29.2Southpointe8.78.8
Immaculate Conception8.78.8Burnsview6.66.7
Sacred Heart8.88.6Delta6.76.3
Cougar Canyon77.9Seaquam6.46.3
Devon Gardens5.67.2South Delta6.56.1

n/a = Insufficient data
— = No other entries

To help you narrow your search, here’s how the schools in the our Best Places to Live ranking did:

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Best schools based on the Best Places to Raise Kids list 2016