Brampton School Rankings: Brampton’s Best Schools
If you’re a concerned parent looking for a really great district for your children to live in, unfortunately Brampton has fewer places than other cities that might qualify as “great school districts”. Along with Milton, they have struggled to produce schools that have excellent pass-rates on the EQAO test scores the Ontario government establishes every year for all publicly-funded schools in the province. However, the good news is that I have seen some improvement over the last three years, and I hope this trend continues.
Perhaps it can be argued that in Brampton, much of this can be attested to lower-than-average household income levels and the large numbers of recent immigrants and ESL students in their schools. Perhaps not. It’s certainly up for debate. What is definitely interesting is that Brampton has two “balanced calendar” schools that are doing much better, EQAO-wise, than almost all other schools, and now the Peel Board has plans to add more balanced-calendar schools in the future.
For some parents, Brampton is their only option, and parts of Brampton are really quite beautiful. And when they look around for Brampton school rankings, it may be hard to find. The Fraser Institute is an unreliable source for Brampton parents because they neglect public schools that only go up to Grade 5, and more than half of Brampton’s public schools do exactly that – they only go up to Grade 5 and thus the Fraser Institute cannot rank them.
This is part of the reason why I created the SUSI Rankings, which started in Mississauga for the same reason (they have the same JK-5 “problem”), and now involves heavy research into a school’s consistency in EQAO pass-rates over the years… and also how well a school is expected to perform given their district demographics.
With those factors in mind, here are the Top Ten of the 2017 SUSI Rankings for the city of Brampton:
THE BEST SCHOOLS IN BRAMPTON
|#1||Queen Street Public School||K-5|
|#2||Great Lakes Public School||K-8|
|#3||Ray Lawson Public School||K-6|
|#4||Grenoble Public School||K-5|
|#5||Churchville Public School||K-8|
|#6||Springbrook Public School||K-8|
|#7||Shaw Public School||K-8|
|#8||Fallingdale Public School||K-5|
|#9||Castle Oaks Public School||K-8|
|#10||Aloma Crescent Public School||K-5|
There are currently 79 ranked public schools in Brampton (plus three new ones on the way into the rankings next year) – these are only the ones in the Top 10. However, I must say that I may not recommend all 10 schools on this list (or the Top 20 on this list) to the concerned parents that take up the bulk of my clients, for one reason or the another.
On my website, I have rankings for Mississauga, and also school rankings for Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown & Rural Halton, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, York Region North including Aurora & Newmarket, Toronto, Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke elsewhere on the site.
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 Brampton’s 79 public (currently rank-able) 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 Brampton school district for them to live in. I publish my opinion of the Best 30 Public Elementary Schools in Brampton 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 82 public elementary schools in Brampton. 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 Brampton 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 Brampton, I’d be happy to help and to protect your family. :-)