Students line up to check their schedules on the first day of school at RSS in September. The high school is ranked one of the best in B.C. by the Fraser Institute.

Revelstoke School District ties for first in B.C. in Fraser Institute rankings

The Revelstoke School District tied for first in the Fraser Institute's annual high school rankings that were released today.

The Revelstoke School District tied for first in the Fraser Institute’s annual high school rankings that were released today.

School District 19, as it is formally known, received a score of 7.5 to tie with West Vancouver for tops in the province.

Revelstoke Secondary School ranked 61st amongst the provinces 289 high schools, and 17th amongst public schools. The only schools in the B.C. Interior to out-perform it are Elkford Secondary School and Okanagan Mission in Kelowna.

Overall, the district’s lone high school gave the district a share of the highest overall score in the province.

The rankings looked at the performance of the provinces high schools based on provincial exam score, the performance difference between boys and girls, grade-to-grade transition rates and graduation rates.

Our students have traditionally performed above provincial averages in these areas, and we are very proud of that success,” said superintendent Mike Hooker.

Hooker said the Revelstoke Board of Education was reviewing its mission, vision and values to include “developing personal and social values” and “approaching learning today and tomorrow with passion and joy.”

“Focus in these areas enable all of our students to be successful in ‘developing social, academic, emotional and physical well-being,'” he wrote in an e-mail.

The Fraser Institute rankings are generally criticized for favouring private schools over public schools.

 

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