The Fraser Institute released its annual ranking of Quebec secondary schools on November 18, and Chateauguay Valley Regional High School (CVR) received the highest score of the area’s regional high schools.
The Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools ranks the province’s 468 public, independent, francophone, and anglophone schools based on province-wide test results in English, French, science, and mathematics during the 2021-22 academic year.
CVR received an overall rating of 5.2 out of 10, and was ranked in 316th position, which demonstrated a significant improvement over its pre-pandemic rating of 4.6 in 2019. “CVR performed very well in the last round of evaluations and that really helped to boost their scores,” says New Frontiers School Board general director Michael Helm.
“We are proud that CVR has made these gains,” says Helm, noting he is especially pleased for the staff and teachers who worked with the students. At the same time, Helm suggests the NFSB is more concerned about being responsive to the needs of its students than to this type of study.
The NFSB’s other secondary school, Chateauguay-based Howard S. Billings Regional High School, also performed well, with an overall rating of 4.6 out of 10, and a ranking of 375 out of 468.
École secondaire Arthur-Pigeon in Huntingdon was also included in the report card, receiving an overall rating of 3.4, and a ranking of 435. Finally, the École secondaire de la Baie Saint-François in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield received an overall rating of 3.1 and was ranked 444 out of 468 schools.