Academie Catholique Mere-Teresa is the best high school in Hamilton, according to a think tank’s annual report.
The French Catholic high school on the east Mountain, which has about 275 students, was given a 7.9 score out of a possible 10 in the Fraser Institute’s “Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools.” It received a rating of 6.4 in the last report and has been improving each year since 2009 when it scored a 3.3.
The report rates 725 public, private and Catholic secondary schools based on seven academic indicators using data from the annual standardized tests of literacy and math managed by Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). The report card also includes information about each school’s make-up, including parents’ average income, the percentage of ESL students and the percentage of special needs students.
Westmount, which was rated best in Hamilton last year, maintained its 7.8 score to place second in the city.
St. Jean de Brebeuf received a 6.2, up one-tenth from the last report, to place fifth in the city. St. Thomas More was the fourth-highest Mountain high school with a 6.1 score.
The other Mountain high schools, in order, were: Sherwood (5.0); Sir Allan MacNab (4.0); Barton (3.9); and Hill Park (3.0).
The complete report can be found at compareschoolrankings.org.