RSS ranked in top-10 public schools in B.C.

Revelstoke Secondary School is ranked 34th out of 284 schools in the Fraser Institute’s rating of 284 B.C. high schools.

Revelstoke Secondary School is ranked 34th out of 284 schools in the Fraser Institute’s rating of 284 B.C. high schools.

The always-controversial report from the right-wing think tank was released Monday, June 17. The top of the list is dominated by private schools. RSS is tied for eighth place amongst public schools in the province.

Alan Chell, the chair of the Revelstoke Board of Education, said he wouldn’t focus specifically on the ranking. “We’re very proud of our high school and what we do with any type of data we that receive is we look at it and we say, does this give us any information we can use to make our school and any programs better,” he said.

“In terms of how we compare with other schools, I think most people involved in education would say the Fraser Institute gives you a bit of a picture and draws some comparisons, but its not something we look to as providing the information we need.”

The report is often criticized as not providing a balanced look at schools and for being skewed to favour private schools.

 

 

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