Nelson Waldorf tops local Fraser Institute rankings

Private Nelson-area schools fared better than public schools in the Fraser Institute’s 2016 rankings.

Private Nelson-area schools fared better than public schools in the Fraser Institute’s 2016 rankings.

Nelson Waldorf school was ranked 75th out of 944 schools in BC, following by St. Joseph’s at 239rd, and CHEK ABC (Christian Home Educators of the Kootenays Across BC) at 256th.

Among public schools in the Kootenay Lake district, Blewett was 523rd, Brent Kennedy 568th, Hume 318th, South Nelson 827th, Rosemont 841st, J.V. Humphries 921st, and Salmo 925th.

However, educators and administrators frequently dismiss the validity of the rankings, which rely on data from BC’s Foundation Skills Assessment.

Private schools accounted for 80 of the report’s top 100 schools.

 

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