Rushoon’s Christ the King School and St. Lawrence Academy are rated among the top 10 high schools in the province in the latest report card from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies.
Christ the King, among schools not ranked by the think tank last year because of insufficient data and/or small size, scored a B+ grade and placed fourth overall behind J.M. Olds Collegiate of Twillingate, Flower’s Cove’s Canon Richards High School and Fatima Academy of St. Brides.
AIMS has been compiling the report, which is broken down into the four Atlantic Canada provinces, for the past nine years.
St. Lawrence, which also rated a B+, jumped up five spots from the 2010 study to sit seventh overall among 73 schools.
Three other peninsula schools were also ranked with each recording B- grades.
Grand Bank’s John Burke High moved up three spots to 22nd, St. Bernard’s-Jacques Fontaine’s Fortune Bay Academy was rated 26th and Marystown Central High dropped from 22nd to 49th.
Meanwhile, Lawn’s Holy Name of Mary Academy, Lamaline’s St. Joseph’s Academy and Terrenceville’s St. Joseph’s All Grade were among 71 unranked schools in the province, for which only partial information was available or had too few students to rate.
The AIMS study takes into account a number of indicators including enrolment, pupil teacher ratios, socio-economic status, school marks, provincial exams, post-secondary achievement, attendance rates and post-secondary participation.
The complete 2011 report can be viewed online at ‘www.aims.ca/site/media/aims/RC9.pdf’.