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**UPDATED** Top 10 Public Schools In Mississauga for 2011 – The Latest EQAO Results

**UPDATED** Top 10 Public Schools In Mississauga for 2011 – The Latest EQAO Results

Mississauga's TOP 10 Elementary Schools have been updated to reflect the current year. Simply fill in the form below to instantly receive your FREE TOP SCHOOLS REPORT!

A few things to keep in mind before considering these rankings:

  1. My main source is the EQAO results collected and published by the government of Ontario. It is by far the most accurate and comprehensive metric. The Fraser institute and the CD HOWE institute also rely on this provincial report to publish their own reports.
  2. Fraser Institute only ranks a handful of schools in Mississauga that are from kindergarten to grade 6. This leaves thousands of parents in our city in the dark with regard to the quality of education their children are receiving and how they compare with other schools in the region.
  3. Old information: I do not understand why some bloggers insist on using old and outdated information regarding school rankings when they are, or should be, based on the most current published results.
    • CD HOWE institute (2008/2009)
    • Fraser Institute (2009/2010)
  4. No ranking is set in stone and there are excellant schools throughout Mississauga not mentioned in this report. A detailed analysis is provided by our Team for our clients.
  5. Gender also plays a role when selecting the best school for your children with the majority of schools seeing Female students exceed the results of their Male counterparts. A balanced school should be sought depending on your situation.

Here we go:

#1. Kenollie Public School

 

Kenollie

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

84

2007/2008

84

2008/2009

97

2009/2010

91

2010/2011

91

 Total Score:                      89

 

Kenollie is a powerhouse when it comes to elementary school performance in Mississauga. Year after year students have far exceeded provincial standards. The overall trend for Kenollie is positive as marks have steadily increased over the years.

As far as the neighbourhood (Mineola and Port Credit) is concerned, it is one of the most expensive in Mississauga – with many lots being redeveloped into Multimillion dollar homes with the most exquisite finishes and designs from the very best in the world.  A recent search of sales in the past 6 months (2012) reveals:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $880,059 to median values around the $715,000 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $330,000 highest was $2.7 million.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $426,667 to a median of $420,000.
  • Lowest condominium sale: $410,000 to $450,000

Average family income in the area is: $200,000 (2008/2009)

 

#2. Plum Tree Park Public School

 

Plum Tree

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

82

2007/2008

88

2008/2009

87

2009/2010

82

2010/2011

86

 Total Score:                      85

 

Plum Tree looks more like a high school than it does an elementary school with recent additions embracing modernity. It is a French Immersion and English school that has consistently achieved great results over the past 5 years. The overall trend is a one of consistent growth with a 4 percentage point increase from last year’s results. The school is located at the border of the community of Meadowvale and Lisgar. The community of Meadowvale is much older (around the 30+ year mark) and properties in the Lisgar area are all under 20 years old.  Properties in the area are reasonably priced and inventory levels are relatively high compared to other parts of Mississauga. Recent search of sales in the past 3 months (2012) reveals:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $467,457 to median values around the $446,000 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $322,000 highest was $795,000.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $426,667 to a median of $420,000.
  • Lowest condominium sale: $410,000 to $450,000

Average family income in the area is: $104,000

 

#3. Sheridan Park Public School

Sheridan Park

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

81

2007/2008

88

2008/2009

82

2009/2010

84

2010/2011

85

 Total Score:                      84

 

Located in the transitioning neighbourhood (old to new) of Sheridan and Sheridan park, Sheridan Park public school should return consistent, if not higher, numbers as area demographics become increasingly more affluent. The current trend in the area is to purchase 40 to 50 year plus homes with large lots and turn them into Lorne Park type Million dollar properties. It is important to note that in this school boundary it is easy to be priced in and also priced out when it comes to real estate. A detailed analysis, including a home inspection, property value comparisons, and growth/decline trends, needs to be conducted if you are considering purchasing in Sheridan. As far as academics, this is what a healthy stable program looks like – steady growth over the last 5 years with some minor variances. Properties in the area include some of the very first subdivisions in Canada which are not recommended for first time buyers. Only those with do it yourself experience and/or available funds for improvements and property maintenance should consider those types of purchases.  Lower levels of inventory mean that this is a high competition area as well. Recent search of sales in the past 6 months (2012) reveals:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $987,404 to median values around the $663,000 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $338,000 highest was $7.5 million.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $222,667 to a median of $175,000.
  • Lowest condominium sale: $140,000 to $442,000

Average family income in the area is: $108,000

 

#4. Vista Heights Public School

Vista Heights

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

86

2007/2008

90

2008/2009

85

2009/2010

79

2010/2011

73

 Total Score:                      82

 

Vista Heights is located in the Village of Streetsville. This school, as far as grade 3 results go, is on par for excellence compared with other public schools in Mississauga. However, starting in 2008/2009, students are sent to Dolphin Middle School where results have been less than stellar for Grade 6. Parents should be aware that Dolphin also has students from Ray Underhill Public School, a mediocre school with a total score of 60% EQAO 5 year average and Britannia Elementary School, an average public school, with a 5 year EQAO average of 71%.

Although middle school is a transition from elementary into high school (where material and work load are eased due to maturing pre-teens) an underperforming grade 6 environment will most undoubtedly have some effect on your children’s performance.  It should be noted that Streetsville Secondary School has consistently ranked high in our Secondary School rankings. Overall this school has performed very well and this slow decline is attributable to the elimination of grade 6. Current and potential residents should consider the entire picture before making any decisions or jumping to any rash conclusions. 

The Neighbourhood itself is a mix of 1950/60s properties with newer developments to the south and hundred year old homes near Queen St. The area looks and feels like Port Credit and Sheridan Park but is slightly older with a mix of new and old properties. The area is becoming increasingly affluent and is known for its historic feel and small retail shops. Recent search of sales in the past 6 months (2012) reveals:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $558,741 to median values around the $500,000 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $317,000 highest was $1.1 million.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $321,202 to a median of $352,000.
  • Lowest condominium sale: $209,000 to $589,500

Average family income in the area is: $103,000
 

#5. Hawthorn Public School:

Hawthorne Public School

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

86

2007/2008

90

2008/2009

85

2009/2010

79

2010/2011

73

 Total Score:                      82

 

Located at the southern tip of the community of Erindale, Hawthorne Public school is one of the few schools in Mississauga that start at Kindergarten and goes up to grade 8. A recent 11 point dip is rather alarming, but with a history of above 80% results, this is hopefully a blip in the long term future of this school. With a total registration of students of approximately 240, and literally enough students for one class per grade, even a small batch of poor performances can have a significant impact. So, my hopes are high that this school returns to its former glory.

The highly affluent area sits snugly just minutes from the QEW and prestigious Mississauga Golf and Credit Valley Golf and Country Club. As far as real estate goes, it is hot as they come in Mississauga. 

Recent search of sales in the past 6 months (2012) reveals:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $982,275 to median values around the $812,425 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $367,900 highest was $1.8 million.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $261,295 to a median of $229,000.
  • Lowest condominium sale: $153,000 to $790,000

Average family income in the area is: $100,229      

 

#6. Mineola Public School

Mineola

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

85

2007/2008

81

2008/2009

86

2009/2010

78

2010/2011

79

 Total Score:                      82

 

Mineola Public school is located in the community of Mineola – one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in MIssissauga located just north of Port Credit. Mineola is transitioning from a neighbourhood of mainly old homes with large lots to luxurious multimillion dollar mansions. Mineola public school's scores had dipped over the past couple of years, but began to increase again with a small upward shift in 2010/2011. Mineola Public school is a French immersion school with slightly more French immersion students than English students.  Mineola Public ranges from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

The highly affluent area is just minutes from the QEW and Lake Ontario. Recent search of sales in the past 6 months (2012) reveals:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $924,458 to median values around the $717,500 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $330,000 highest was $2.7 million.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $426,667 to a median of $420,000.
  • Lowest condominium sale: $410,000 to $450,000

Average family income in the area is: $124,000

 

#7. Munden Park Public School:

 

Munden Park

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

86

2007/2008

90

2008/2009

85

2009/2010

79

2010/2011

73

 Total Score:                      82

 

A Kindergarten to grade 5 school, Munden Park is located at 515 Tedwyn Drive in Mississauga. Munden Park has seen dwindling local numbers as far as students are concerned. As such, they have an expanded boundary at the western tip of the community of Fairview extending southwards at the Go Train lines. Munden Park's home boundary is located at the Eastern tip of the community of Cooksville. These areas differ immensely as far as real estate goes. Fairview is known for condominium apartments with a spattering of detached homes. Recent search of sales in the past 6 months (2012) reveals:

Western Fairview Boundary:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $552,333 to median values around the $557,500 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $425,000 highest was $715,000.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $244,565 to a median of $252,000.
  • Lowest Condominium Sale: $195,000 to highest sale: $346,000

Average family income in the area is: $80,500

 

Eastern Cooksville Boundary

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $520,292 to median values around the $544,000 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $368,000 highest was $705,000.
  • Condominium Sales: Average of to a median of $.
  • Lowest condominium sale: $410,000 to $450,000

Average family income in the Area: $80,500

 

#8. Tecumseh Public School:

Tecumseh

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

82

2007/2008

75

2008/2009

82

2009/2010

89

2010/2011

77

 Total Score:                      81

 

Tecumseh public school is located at 480 Chriseden Drive in Mississauga. From Kindergarten to Grade 8, Tecumseh is located in Lorne Park – one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Mississauga. Tecumseh eventually feeds into Lorne Park Secondary School which is one of the top-ranked secondary schools in Mississauga. Recent search of sales in the past 6 months (2012) reveals:

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $1.09 Million to median values around the $937,500 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $302,000 highest was $4.65 million
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $542,278 to a median of $500,000.
  • Lowest Condominium Sale: $430,000 to highest sale: $1,013,500

Average family income in the area is: $200,000

#9. Whiteoaks Public School:

 

Whiteoaks

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

80

2007/2008

77

2008/2009

80

2009/2010

83

2010/2011

78

 Total Score:                     79

 

White Oaks Public School is located in the western boundary of Lorne Park. It is a French Immersion school from Kindergarten to Grade 5.

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $1.09 Million to median values around the $937,500 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $302,000 highest was $4.65 million
  • Condominium Sales: Average of $542,278 to a median of $500,000.
  • Lowest Condominium Sale: $430,000 to highest sale: $1,013,500

Average family income in the area is: $200,000

 

 

#10. Westacres Public School:

Westacres

Reading / Writing / Math Combined AVG’s

 

AVG Grade 3 / 6

2006/2007

80

2007/2008

77

2008/2009

80

2009/2010

83

2010/2011

78

 Total Score:                     79

 

Westacres Public School is located at the southern tip of the community of Dixie and at the northern tip of Lakeview north of the QEW and south of Queensway. Westacres, as of March 14th 2012, had 135 students. Westacres is situated in a mature neighbourhood that is in a state of transition and houses an older demographic. This is prime real estate for those that work in Toronto but like the safety of the City of Mississauga. The school's performance has been consistent, and as such, rounds out our top ten elementary schools in Mississauga.  

  • Free Hold Sales: Average prices $504,984 to median values around the $518,750 mark.
  • Lowest freehold sale was $116,000 highest was $680,000
  • Condominium Sales: There are currently no condominium units available in this school district.
  • Lowest Condominium Sale: Not applicable

Average family income in the area is: $102,871

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5 comments

  1. Hi Zeshan, 
    Can you help me in scoring a 2 bedroom condo in one of those schools area?
    I will be relocating in the summer and I have 2 kids , 7 and 4 and I need good school for them, especially full time school for the young one. 
    Budget up to 1800 per month 
     
    Thanks 

  2. Most definitely it would be my pleasure

  3. Hi Zeshan, Can you help me in renting a 2 bedroom apartment in one of those schools areas? I will be relocating in the summer with my 2 kids , 4 and 6 and I need good school for them, especially full time school for the young one. budget from 1000 -1500 Thanks

  4. Hi Maira thank you for the comment I will be contacting you to narrow down your requirements. Also familiarize you with the prevalent rental values for the area.

  5. Hi Zeshan,

    Can you please find me a one bedroom or two bedroom condo in these school area? I’m coming to Mississagua on 12 May 2013.

    THANKS
    DICKY

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