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Kootenay Lake schools record wide range of results in Fraser Institute ranking

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 21st, 2011

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) schools had varying results in an annual ranking by the Fraser Institute, a recent report revealed.

L.V. Rogers High School edged up from 38th to 36th on the province-wide rankings of 274 schools, gaining a 7.7 rating out of 10 in 2010, based on areas such as average exam mark, percentage of exams failed and school versus exam mark difference.

The rankings also took into account the English gender gap, the math gender gap, graduation rate and delayed advancement rate (students held back in a class).

Click here for a detailed look at the L.V Rogers ranking.

Mount Sentinel Secondary School in South Slocan did not fare so well this year. They dropped in the rankings to 218th out of 274 provincial high schools, down from their five-year average of 143.

The school dropped to an overall rating of 4.8 in 2010, down from the 6.6 per cent they had in 2009. Click here for a detailed look at the Mount Sentinel ranking.

J.V. Humphries Elementary and Secondary School in Kaslo also dropped, from an average ranking of 161 to 200, with a 5.1 per cent overall rating out of 10.

Click here for a detailed look at the J.V. Humphries ranking.

In the realm of elementary schools, SD8’s Bountiful Elementary Secondary School in Lister in the Creston Valley was ranked first out of 875 provincial schools.

In Nelson, St. Joseph School was the highest SD8 school at 66th, while South Nelson was 107th and Hume Elementary was 117th.

Brent Kennedy Elementary in Crescent Valley was 335th, Blewett Elementary was 495th, Rosemont Elementary was 641st and Salmo Elementary was 768th out of 875.

Click here for expanded results on the elementary schools in SD8.

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