St. Ann’s Academy has once again ranked at the top of the list of Kamloops elementary schools with a rating of 8.8 in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C. elementary schools released on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

Independent elementary schools in B.C. continue to perform well above average; the overall average rating for B.C.’s independent elementary schools was eight out of 10, compared to 5.6 out of 10 for public schools in the “Report Card on British Columbia’s Elementary Schools 2017.”

“Independent schools in the province continue to outperform their public school counterparts,” said Peter Cowley, director of School Performance Studies at the Fraser Institute.

This year’s report ranked 956 public and independent elementary schools based on 10 academic indicators derived from the province wide Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) results.

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