2014-03-02 at 9:00 AM
St. Ignatius tops
St. Ignatius students are seen here in 2012 at a lunch market at the Thunder Bay school.
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St. Ignatius is the city’s best high school, according to results released Sunday by right-wing think tank The Fraser Institute.
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The school scored a 7.5 out of 10 on the annual rankings of Ontario’s secondary schools, tied for 133rd in the province.
No other school finished in the top 300 of 740 rated.
Hammarskjold High School was No. 2 in the local school list, with a 6.6 rating, good for 301st. Sir Winston Churchill was third at 6.3 (355th), while St. Patrick (6.2) and Westgate (5.4) rounded out the top five. Superior Collegiate, the newest high school in the city, also checked in at 5.4, while La Verendrye, the city’s French-language school, had a 3.0, leaving them in 698th place.
Kenora’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School was the top school in the region with a 7.6 score, 122nd in the province. The Northwestern Ontario community’s Beaver Brae High School earned a 4.1.
Dryden High School was 559th at 5.0, a tenth of a point behind Manitouwadge High School. Fort Frances, at 4.6, was 602nd.
Terrace Bay’s Lake Superior High School had a 3.6 score, 676th in the province.
The rankings are based on date from annual province-wide literacy and math tests under the auspices of Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office.
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