Northeast B.C. schools round out bottom of Fraser Institute rankings

At the top of the list in the region is South Peace Secondary School, which ranked 257th, dropping from an average ranking of 231 out of 260 over the last five years. Its overall rating out of 10 shows a downward trend, moving from 4.5 in the last five years to 4.2. 

In Fort St. John, North Peace Secondary School is staying steady with a rating of 4, moving to 259th place out of 284, after placing an average of 245 out of 260 the last five years. Tumbler Ridge Secondary is ranked 271st for the second year in a row, with a ranking of 3.4. 


Meanwhile, Fort Nelson has dropped below Tumbler Ridge, coming in in 278th, down from an average of 253 over the past five years. Its ranking dropped from an average of 3.3 to 2.7 in 2011/2012, while Chetwynd Secondary School comes in almost last, as the 280th of out 284. It’s another school showing a downward trend, dropping to a ranking of 1.7 from and average of 2.8 over the past five years.

The rankings are based on academic performance from the 2011 to 2012 school year. 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.

To view the full results of the Fraser Institute’s ranking, download the document below.