It’s always nice to know what the best schools are in your region, or the region you are planning to move to. The quality and proximity of nearby schools can have a huge impact on where you choose to move. If you’re moving to a new neighbourhood, you may want to know not only what schools your children will be attending, but also how well these schools are ranked. Luckily, this information is readily available thanks to the Fraser Institute. If you already know the school or schools your children will be attending, it is possible to look them up by name to determine what their rating and ranking was in past years. Keep in mind that this ranking system is based off of statistical information about the grade levels children within each school are achieving, and does not necessarily represent the overall quality of education and educators at these schools.
Since there are dozens of elementary and secondary schools within Waterloo Region, we are only able to show a few of the highest ranked schools in the area. The schools displayed below are the first, second, and third rated elementary and secondary schools in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Guelph, respectively. All ratings are taken from the Fraser Institute and represent the standings of schools based on data from the 2015-2016 school year.
The top ranked primary schools in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Guelph (Fraser Institute 2015-2016 ranking).
Waterloo: Laurelwood PS, St. Nicholas and Millen Woods
Kitchener: St. Teresa, Lackner Woods and St. Mark
Guelph: Rickson Ridge, Arbour Vista, and Edward Johnson
To look up the ranking of elementary schools in other cities in Ontario, click here.
The top ranked secondary schools in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Guelph (Fraser Institute 2015-2016 ranking).
Waterloo: Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Sir John A. Macdonald, and St. David
Kitchener: Resurrection, Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate Institute, and St. Mary’s
Guelph: Centennial, Guelph Collegiate Institute, and John F. Ross
To look up the ranking of secondary schools in other cities in Ontario, click here.
If you’re unsure what school your child will be attending, how to register them, or want more information on Kitchener Waterloo School Boards, look here!
School rankings are taken from the Fraser Institute and are based off of the letter grade rankings of students at these schools. Based on data from the 2015-2016 school year. Data does not necessarily represent the overall quality of each school.