Last week, CD Howe Institute (an independent, not-for-profit research company) released its report on Ontario's best public schools between 2009-2011. The results are compiled from the last three years of EQAO testing and are adjusted for various socio-economic variables. The results had been eagerly anticipated and the team here at iMississauga Real Estate has sorted through the data to reveal the Top 10 best elementary schools in Mississauga.
The data is based on Grade 3 EQAO results which takes a look at three categories – reading, writing, and math.
Students: The number of students eligible who took the EQAO tests over the past 3 years (2009-2011).
Pass Rate: The percentage of students who scored Level 3 or higher on the EQAO results.
Adjusted Pass Rate: The difference between the school's pass rate and the provincial average pass rate (which was 67.4%). This means that 67.4% of students across the province scored at least a Level 3 (average score) or higher.
Predicted Adjusted Pass Rate: This criteria takes socio-economic variables into consideration. This statistic measures the school against what other schools in a similar environment would be expected to achieve. This helps control for the common positive correlation between a neighbourhood's average income and test scores.
The table below is sorted by Adjusted Pass Rate:
|School||Students||Pass Rate||Adj. Pass Rate||Predicted Pass Rate||Neighbourhood||Avg. Home Value|
|Plum Tree Park||287||82.4%||14.9%||17.5%||Meadowvale||$454,671*|
*Based on home sales over the past 90 days.
To recap, we took a look at the data over the past 3 years and used the adjusted pass rate to rank Mississauga's best public schools. This is how the current rankings would look:
1. Kenollie P.S.
2. Vista Heights
4. Mineola P.S.
6. Sheridan Park
8. Plum Tree Park
10. Hawthorn P.S.
Another category we can look more closely at is the Predicted Pass Rate. This takes into account socio-economic factors which is meant to help determine the true rating of a school. That is, try to control for factors out of the school's control (like neighbourhood income) and try to isolate and compare its scores to similar schools in the area. The Top 10 Mississauga schools would then look like this:
1. Kenollie (Mineola)
2. Tecumseh (Lorne Park)
3. Plum Tree Park (Meadowvale)
4. Lorne Park
5. Whiteoaks (Clarkson)
6. Credit Valley (Central Erin Mills)
7. Osprey Woods (Churchill Meadows)
8. Meadowvale Village
9. Kindree P.S. (Meadowvale)
10. Sawmill Valley (Meadowvale)
With the adjustment for socio-economic variables, the affluent neighbourhoods of Mississauga dominate much less and some good schools in more affordable neighbourhoods (namely Meadowvale and Churchill Meadows) show their worth.
Next, we'll take a look at the results for Mississauga's Best Middle Schools. As always, please contact us below if you have any questions or any real estate needs!