The Best Schools in Mississauga – SUSI School Rankings
As a Realtor, I should know where the best schools in Mississauga are FOR PARENTS MOVING INTO THE CITY. That is, those school districts that are the best combination of school competency and neighbourhood.
Yet the “best” Mississauga schools can be difficult to determine. As you may know, most of the Mississauga school rankings you see elsewhere on the Internet are simply regurgitated by other real estate agents from the Fraser Institute’s School Report Card.
The problem with this is three-fold: Firstly, the Fraser institute only considers K-6 and K-8 schools, but two-thirds of Mississauga’s public schools are K-5!
And secondly, the Fraser Institute (unfairly) spits out its rankings sorted only by last year’s score. Thus, there is no consistency reflected in its year-to-year published rankings. (They have 5-year scores, but they are not sorted as such by default.)
And lastly, the Fraser Institute does not factor district demographics into their rankings, which I believe is a major pitfall to their ultimate relevancy.
I believe that consistency in a school’s performance is imperative to PARENTS who are seeking long-term residency in Mississauga for their families. Thus, I set out to do my OWN research to determine what really were the best schools in Mississauga for parents… and created the SUSI Rankings.
The 2017 Rankings are currently posted on the individual school pages on this site, but for the seven-year period previous to 2017, the best public elementary schools in Mississauga are:
THE BEST SCHOOLS IN MISSISSAUGA
|#1||Vista Heights Public School||K-5|
|#2||Burnhamthorpe Public School||K-5|
|#3||Kenollie Public School||K-6|
|#4||Mineola Public School||K-6|
|#5||Plum Tree Park Public School||K-6|
|#6||Ellengale Public School||K-6|
|#7||Credit Valley Public School||K-5|
|#8||Barondale Public School||K-5|
|#9||Whitehorn Public School||K-5|
|#10||Levi Creek Public School||K-5|
The rankings here are the amalgamation of two separate reports I have compiled: SUSI’s 7-year EQAO Rankings and SUSI’s Potency Rankings.
SUSI’s 7-year EQAO Rankings are mostly self-explanatory. In order to measure the consistency of a school’s performance, I compiled the scores from the last 7 years of EQAO scores for each of Mississauga’s 74 public schools. The more recent the year, the more weight that year’s EQAO scores were given.
SUSI’s Potency Rankings attempt to measure how well a school’s principals and teachers are performing vis-a-vis how well they are EXPECTED to perform, given their district’s socio-economic lot. In other words, schools in districts that have parents with a higher-than-average income and education level, and that have less ESL students and single parents, are EXPECTED to perform better than their less-fortunate counterparts. If a school isn’t performing up to expectation, that should be noted. Likewise, if a school is performing well ABOVE expectation, that should also not just be noted, but congratulated!
The combination of these two studies (along with a “consistency factor”) provide me with the crucial information I need to help young families find the best Mississauga school district for them to live in. I publish my opinion of the Best 50 Public Elementary Schools in Mississauga a couple months after I determine them for myself – but of course the full version of the latest rankings are always available for counsel towards my current home-seeking clients.
There are 74 public elementary schools in Mississauga. Do you need your family to be in a recommended school district? What kind of neighbourhood are you looking for? How about a French Immersion schooling – is that for you? What about high schools??
How about the district itself? What are the demographics of that district? I am the only Realtor in Mississauga that has specific demographics for EACH, INDIVIDUAL district. This kind of information might be very useful to young, home-seeking parents.
There’s a lot to navigate out there – start here, perhaps?. And if you’re looking to buy a home in Mississauga, I’d be happy to help and to protect your family. :-)