Best schools based on Best Places to Raise Kids 2016

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Want to know the best rated schools based on average test scores for basic academic skills? Here are the top five schools for each category (elementary and secondary school) for the top 10 cities to raise a child.

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 to Raise Kids 2016 RankCity, ProvinceOverall rank in Best Places to Live 2016Top 5 Elementary SchoolsRATING (Last 5 years)RATING (Most recent year)Top 5 Secondary SchoolsRATING (Last 5 years)RATING (Most recent year)
No. 1Blainville, Que.No. 6n/an/an/aHenri-Dunant4.95.1
n/an/an/aLucille-Teasdale53.9
No. 2Oakville, Ont.No. 3E J Jamesn/a9.7Oakville Trafalgar8.99.1
Munns8.79.1Abbey Park8.89
St. Matthew’s8.48.8Iroquois Ridge8.68.9
James W. Hilln/a8.7White Oaks8.18.3
St Andrew8.58.4Garth Webbn/a8.1
No. 3Burlington, Ont.No. 2Our Lady of Fatima7.88.4Corpus Christi8.18.1
St Raphaels7.98.3Nelson8.28.2
Canadian Martyrs8.68.2Assumption7.57.5
St. Annen/a8.2Aldershot7.47.4
Charles R. Beaudoin8.48.1Notre Dame7.87.8
No. 4St. Albert, Alta.No. 4Muriel Martin8.18.6Ste Marguerite d’Youville9.110
La Missionn/a8.6St. Albert7.37.3
Bertha Kennedy7.38.4Paul Kane77.1
Robert Rundle6.98.3Bellerose5.55
J.J. Nearing8.28.1
No. 5Levis, Que.No. 9n/an/an/aJuvenat Notre-Dame due Saint-Laurent9.18.9
n/an/an/aLevis8.58.8
n/an/an/aMarcelle-Mallet7.57.8
n/an/an/aPointe-Levy5.95.8
n/an/an/ales Etchemins5.25
No. 6Boucherville, Que.No. 5n/an/an/aDe Mortagne66.1
No. 7Milton, Ont.No. 36Guardian Angels7.37.1Bishop Paul Francis Reding88.2
Our Lady of Victory6.87.1Craig Kielburgern/a7.4
P.L. Robertson6.67.1Milton7.27.1
Anne J. MacArthurn/a6.9Jean Vaniern/a6.6
Irma Coulsonn/a6.9
No. 8Gatineau, Que.No. 17n/an/an/aSaint-Joseph de Hull9.49.7
n/an/an/aSaint-Alexandre99.1
n/an/an/aNouvelles Frontieres7.16.8
n/an/an/aD’Arcy McGee6.16.7
n/an/an/aPhilemon Wright6.36.5
No. 9Ottawa, Ont.No. 1Ahlul Bayt Islamicn/a8.9Glebe7.28.6
Abraarn/a8.6De La Salle88.3
Hopewell Avenue8.48.5Samuel-Genest7.17.1
St. George8.18.5Franco-Cite6.46.4
Sainte-Katerin/a8.5Immaculata6.16.1
No. 10Terrebonne, Que.No. 53n/an/an/aSaint-Sacrement9.39.2
n/an/an/aArmand-Corbeil7.47.8
n/an/an/ades Trois-Saisons6.16.1
n/an/an/aDes Rives4.64.9
n/an/an/ade L’Odyssee4.34.9

n/a = Insufficient data
— = No other entries

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