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Toronto High School Rankings:
Toronto’s Best High Schools 2023

Last updated on May 20, 2024 by SUSI KOSTYNIUK

UPDATE DEC 2022: Except for 2023 Toronto high schools (this page—see below), rankings for the City of Toronto (except Etobicoke and the West End/High Park area) have been discontinued. Please continue to see school rankings for the following:

Toronto Public High School RankingsThe best high schools in Toronto can be challenging to gauge. The way many parents do it is by planning to attend high schools that have very-good-to-excellent pass-rates on the EQAO test scores the Ontario government publishes every year for all publicly-funded schools in the province. Others simply rely on the SUSI Rankings to at least get a decent sense of what the best high schools in Toronto might be.

However, as Real Estate professionals who have a specialty in schools, we strongly feel that there is a problem with making a determination about the “best” high schools in Toronto based solely on EQAO pass-rates. These test scores only emanate from Grade 9 and Grade 10 students… some who have attended the high school for only half a year! We wonder: How can you make a correct overall assessment of a high school based on these results alone?? The answer is: You cannot, and you really should not.

What could be just as a determining of a factor are the programs or clubs offered by each secondary school. Programs & clubs have been seen to work very well in a secondary school to keep teenagers both focused and out of trouble, and we strongly recommend that these factors be considered.

However, what the EQAO pass-rates are likely telling us is what the level of education of the incoming student population is generally, and that has been a worthwhile concern for my clients, as well.

Toronto High School rankings have traditionally been “determined” by the Fraser Institute, but since their default rankings are only for the previous year, they can often be slightly misleading to concerned parents who seek consistency from a school. After all, if they are moving into a certain school district, more often than not they will be staying there for the duration of the child’s grade-school education.

This is part of the reason why we created the SUSI Rankings, which for high schools in Etobicoke involves heavy research into a school’s consistency in EQAO pass-rates over the years.

Keeping those thoughts in mind, here are the 2023 Toronto High School Rankings, as determined by our research:

THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN TORONTO 2024

Rank
School
Score
#1
Ursula Franklin Academy
1.247
#2
York Mills Collegiate
1.183
#3
Leaside SS
1.163
#4
Lawrence Park Collegiate
1.160
#5
North Toronto Collegiate
1.151
#6
Malvern Collegiate
1.151
#7
Bloor Collegiate
1.146
#8
Humberside Collegiate
1.141
#9
Riverdale Collegiate
1.102
#10
Forest Hill Collegiate
1.094

These are the top 10 public high schools in the Toronto area, and our ranking formula has determined this particular order. However, please note that every high school will have its deficiencies and faults, just as every one of them will have glories and inspirations.

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