The Fraser Institute has released its annual report card, ranking elementary schools across B.C.
Seven Fort St. John elementary schools were listed in the report and it showed a significant increase in the rankings of all seven schools within the city.
The rankings were based on Foundation Skills Assessments given to students in grades four and seven. Scores are based on studentsâ€™ assessments in writing, reading, and math.
The elementary school which received the highest ranking was C.M. Finch Elementary School. Finch was ranked 49th out of 875 schools across the province, during the 09/10 school year. Its rank was up from a rank of 188 taken from the previous five years.
The second-highest ranked elementary school in the city was Bert Ambrose. It was ranked 53rd, increasing 21 spots from the previous five-year ranking.
Both Ecole Central (Central Arts) and Alwin Holland elementary schools were tied for 281st place. While the past five year rankings were unavailable for Alwin Holland, Ecole Central made a significant jump from its past five year ranking in 342nd place.
Robert Ogilvie and Duncan Cran also share a ranking position. They are both ranked 474th and they were both previously ranked 627th.
Finally, Upper Pine Public School sits in 641st place, increasing up from 648th place.
Superintendent of School District 60 Larry Espe says the rankings reflect the hard work of the teachers and students across Fort St. John and the programs that support them.
Espe says even though the rankings do not give specifics about why a school increased or decreased, itâ€™s much better to be up, than down.