Oakville Schools Amongst the Top in Ontario

Ontario Secondary School Rankings 2023: Key Insights for Homebuyers

Finding the right school for your kids is a big deal when you're buying a new home. The latest Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools 2023 is packed with helpful insights. Here’s a quick rundown to help you make a smart choice:

What’s the Report Card?

The Report Card looks at various indicators of school performance. It’s a useful tool for parents, letting you compare schools based on academic outcomes and other important factors. It gives you a clear picture of how each school is doing.

Key Academic Indicators

  1. Grade-9 Mathematics Achievement: This shows how well students are doing in math, a crucial skill for academic success. Results vary between schools, highlighting the impact of good teaching.
  2. Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT): This part of the report looks at how students are performing on the OSSLT, which is a key graduation requirement.
  3. Tests Below Standard: This combines results from grade-9 math and the OSSLT to show the percentage of students not meeting provincial standards.
  4. Gender Gap: The report checks out differences in achievement between boys and girls in both math and literacy, showing how well schools address diverse learning needs.
  5. Overall Rating: Each school gets an overall rating out of 10, reflecting its academic performance compared to other schools in Ontario.

Benefits of the Report Card

  • Informed School Selection: Parents can use the report to find schools with strong academic programs and see how they’ve improved over time.
  • Encouraging School Improvement: Public ratings and rankings push schools to get better, benefiting students and the community.
  • Benchmarking and Learning: Comparing schools helps spot what works and leads to better academic outcomes.

Considerations for Homebuyers

When you're looking for a new home, being close to good schools can make a big difference. The Report Card makes it easy to compare schools in different areas, helping you choose a location that offers the best educational opportunities for your kids.

Looking to Buy in Oakville? 

Oakville remains a prime location for top schools, with 3 high schools in the top 20 and ALL high schools within the top 120 of 689 in Ontario!!

  • Oakville Trafalgar High School: Ranked 8th out of 689 schools with a score of 9 out of 10.
  • Iroquois Ridge High School: Ranked 15th with a score of 8.8 out of 10.
  • Gaétan Gervais Secondary School: Ranked 19th with a score of 8.7 out of 10.