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Okanagan schools reach perfection

Three Okanagan schools have graded a perfect 10 out of 10 in the latest report be the Fraser Institute ranking all 982 public and independent elementary schools in BC.

Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School in Kelowna, Our Lady of Lourdes in West Kelowna and Holy Cross in Penticton all attained a perfect score as determined by the right wing think tank.

Rankings and scores are based on 10 academic indicators using data from the annual Foundation Skills Assessments (FSAs) administered by the BC Ministry of Education.

All three Okanagan schools are independent schools, as are 19 of the 20 which were awarded scores of 10.

The only public school to receive a perfect score was Ecole Cedardale in West Vancouver.

Only two other Okanagan schools cracked the Fraser Institute's top 100 list, Kelowna Christian School at 69 and Anne McClymont, the lone public school in the top 100 at 85.

The following is a list of Okanagan schools which cracked the top 400.

School Name 2012-2013 5-year Ranking
Aberdeen Hall - Kelowna 1 n/a
Holy Cross - Penticton 1 n/a
Our Lady of Lourdes - West Kel 1 n/a
Kelowna Christian 69 82
Anne McClymont - Kelowna 85 118
St. Joseph - Kelowna 103 100
Vernon Christian 103 n/a
King's Christian - Salmon Arm 133 100
Beairsto - Vernon 133 162
Trout Creek - Summerland 144 162
Wiltse - Penticton 144 173
Anchor Academy - Salmon Arm 163 n/a
Heritage Christian Online - Kelowna 163 n/a
Chute Lake - Kelowna 187 n/a
Tuc-El-Nuit - Oliver 199 274
West Bench - Penticton 220 n/a
Uplands - Penticton 264 192
BX - Vernon 264 289
Okanagan Falls 264 n/a
Glenmore - Kelowna 280 304
Davidson Road - Lake Country 280 304
Osoyoos 302 302
Harwood - Vernon 318 462
Watson Road - Kelowna 365 208
Oliver 365 249
Columbia - Penticton 365 274
Dorothea Walker - Kelowna 388 224
Casorso - Kelowna 388 274

The Fraser Institute will release its report card on secondary schools in June.

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