Fraser Institute gives North Peace low ranking

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North Peace Secondary School has been ranked 274 out of 288 schools, according to the Fraser Institute “Report Card on Secondary Schools in British Columbia and Yukon 2010”.

NPSS’s ranking is down from an average 209th place over the past five years.

The rankings are based on academic performance from the 2008 to 2009 school year.

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The rankings and averages are based on items such as courses that include provincial exams, the school’s graduation rate and differences between female and male students grade 10 English marks.

The report shows that from 2005 to 2009 the average exam marks for grades 10 to 12 at North Peace Secondary School have been on a steady decline, dropping from 68.9 to 61.9% over that time. The graduation rate has varied by year with the lowest being 89.3% in 2007 and the highest being 96.0% in 2005. The graduation rate in 2009 was 93.4%.

The Christian Life School was not listed in the rankings. The rankings do not include schools with less than 15 students in grade 12 and that do not have a large enough database of students to calculate overall averages.

The full report can be viewed here.

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