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Area schools slip in rankings
Rockland District High School has
and principals, as well as that furnished by
stood out in the latest Fraser Institute
the Education Quality and Accountability
Office, and other district assessments. The
The only area high school to improve
ranking of schools, on a comparative basis
its ratings since last year, RDHS shot up
from 130 th
to 79th in the think tank’s
rankings), does not offer a precise
Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary
Schools which assesses 727 institutions
where improvement efforts should be
in the province.
directed and, as such, is regarded by our
The Rockland school scored 7.8, better
staff as having limited use. We don’t teach
than the 7.5 average it has maintained
schools, we teach students. It is more
over the last five years.
accountable and useful to use data that
measures achievement on a student by
down on the list.
student basis. The data we receive from
Rankings for other schools, with their
EQAO is far richer and more valuable in
five-year average in brackets, are:
informing our efforts than the simple rank
Russell High, 225 (165)
ordering of schools provided by the Fraser
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Glengarry District High School,
Alexandria 225 (223);
“Our report card is the No. 1 source for
Embrun High School, 253 (73);
objective, reliable information about how
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High
School, Russell, 265 (194);
Char-Lan, Williamstown, 309 (246);
Institute associate director of school
Le Relais, Alexandria, 309 (365);
performance studies and co-author of the
Hawkesbury Catholic, 351 (301);
Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, 351
Casselman, 371 (105);
Plantagenet, 547 (515);
a ‘motion picture’ indicating whether a
North Dundas, Chesterville, 595 (426);
Le Sommet, Hawkesbury, 623 (559).
The idea is that every school is capable of
improvement, and that everybody should
rankings. The Fraser Institute touts the
have easy access to clear, up-to-date
report card as an objective yard-stick;
information about the performance of
Thomas says that one purpose of the
The Upper Canada District School
Board says the numbers are of little value.
that have improved, and encourage them
to share their recipe for success.
study that provides information leading
“When two different schools have
to improvements in teaching and
student populations with similar personal
learning,” the board’s Associate Director,
and family characteristics, but there’s a big
Ian Carswell, said in a press release.
gap in exam results, parents and educators
“The most valuable information we
should be looking for ways to reduce this
consider is derived from the regular and
disparity,” Thomas said.
New service at Residence
The Prescott-Russell Residence offers a respite service for those caring for
handicapped or elderly people.
The Residence, at 1020 Cartier Boul., Hawkesbury, offers two private rooms for short-
term stays. They are designed to comfortably host handicapped persons and elderly
attention. The Prescott-Russell Residence offers peace of mind to natural caregivers who
devote themselves to the wellbeing of their loved one on a daily basis by giving them the
opportunity to take a break while the affected person is cared for. “A respite program is
essential in our community in order to support natural caregivers and offer them a well
deserved break while the sick person receives high quality and specialized nursing care
at the Residence,” says Gary Barton, President of the Residence Committee andMayor of
Champlain Township. The maximum length of a short term stay is 60 consecutive days
and a total of 90 days per year. The maximum length of stay is calculated on a 12 month
period. For information on the short-term stay program or to reserve a room, call
Community Care Access Centre at 613-310-2222 for service in English or 613-936-1171 or
613-310-2272 for service in French.
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