On January 20, 2019 the Fraser Institute released its annual report card on Ontario’s elementary schools. The report card, which the Institute says is the “go-to source for measuring academic performance,” ranks more than 3,000 schools based on nine academic indicators from results of annual province-wide reading, writing and math tests.
The average score for Catholic school boards across Ontario was 6.2 and for public school boards it was 5.9, out of 10. Renfrew County’s Catholic board’s score of 7.4 made it the highest performing in the province. The County’s public board scored an above-average 6.2.
St. John Bosco School in Barry’s Bay scored 7.3 out of 10 in the rating which means that it ranked number 681 out of the total of 3,046 schools assessed in the province.
Elizabeth Burchat, Superintendent of Educational Services for the Catholic School Board, said,
We do find that in Renfrew County there is a work ethic here from the parents and grandparents that, frankly, comes into the school in terms of our staff and students. They come to school to work.
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