Fraser Institute releases elementary school report cards

Houston's Twain Sullivan takes first in district, followed by St. Joseph's in Smithers.

  • Feb. 6, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Houston’s Twain Sullivan is the Bulkley Valley’s topped ranked elementary school, according to the Fraser Institute’s 2012 school rankings.

Twain Sullivan placed 81 out of 860 schools in B.C.

St. Joseph’s school in Smithers was second for the district and ranked 122 in B.C.

Muheim Memorial placed 158 in B.C., while Telkwa placed 235, and Walnut Park placed 380.

Silverthorne in Houston placed 538.

New Hazelton Elementary placed fifth in the Coast Mountains School District rankings at 549th place.

That district’s top ranked school was Veritas in Terrace at 90th.

The Fraser Institute, a conservative think-tank with offices in Vancouver, bases its rankings of B.C. elementary schools on Foundation Skills Assessments—province-wide tests of reading, writing and numeracy that are given to Grade 4 and Grade 7 students.

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