Best Toronto Schools 2012 for Math 

 

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It's a frequent - almost incessant - request. Some Move Smartly readers really, really want us to re-run our popular Best Toronto Schools list - for Math only.

Perhaps these parents suspect that looking at scores averaged over all tests (for elementary schools, these tests are Reading, Writing and Math) allows some top performing schools to mask a relatively weaker performance on a subject that many think is "harder to teach."  On the flip side, perhaps some are hoping to unearth a hidden gem of a Math program in a school that performs more moderately overall in a relatively cheaper neighbourhood.

Well, our self-described "Tiger Mom" correspondents can rest easy.

Our "Math Only" list shows almost complete overlap with our overall Best Toronto Schools list. (Note: we excluded three schools - Claude Watson, St. George's and Braeburn - from our overall Top Ten list because the province does not report all 6 test results for these schools; if we focus on the tests results that are reported, these schools would be in the Top Ten.) Only one school with top Math marks has a *relatively* lower overall performance - Rosethorn, which in the immortal words of Adam Sandler, is "not too shabby" with a 93 English score.

But buyers looking for deals will not be disappointed. Don Valley Village - a top value neighbourhood we've been recommending to participants in our popular Schools for Home Buyers Workshop over the last year - is a particular standout. If you want to learn about other school districts that offer the most value for your housing dollar, sign up up for our free Workshop now - last session for this year is Dec 1st (sign
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And now, the team at Realosophy Analytics proudly dedicates this week's Top Ten to Toronto's budding Putnam champions (and future Bank of England governors!)

 

Best Toronto Schools for Math - Elementary

Understanding the Data

  • The Province of Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability
    Office (EQAO) scores (0-100%) indicate the number of students at or
    above the provincial standard in a subject.
  • Covers all Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Catholic schools
    (Note: the province does not report results for some schools which are
    excluded).
  • Realosophy's Math score (in the bright yellow circle)
    represents the average of 2 Math tests written by elementary students (one at Gr. 3 and one at Gr. 6) in 2011-2012.
  • 1 Year Change Math represents the year-over-year change in Math score from 2010-2011 to 2011-2012.
  • Overall Score represents average EQAO score for 6 tests written by elementary students in 2011-2012 (for elementary schools, these tests are Reading, Writing and Math at Gr. 3 and 6 levels).
  • Note:
    the province does not report some test scores for some schools - these tests are excluded.
  • Average House Price is for period of Jan to Aug 2012 (based on Toronto Real Estate Board data).
  • 1 Year Change Price indicates change in average house price each year from 2011 to 2012.

 

1. Hillmount Public School
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98

Neighbourhood: Don Valley Village

Grades: JK-6

Enrollment: 280 

Address: 245 McNicoll Ave

1 Yr Change Math: -1

Overall Score: 99

Avg. House Price: $483,720

1 Yr Change Price: +6%

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2. Claude Watson School for the Arts
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98

Neighbourhood: Willowdale

Grades: 1-8

Enrollment: 301

Address: 130 Doris Ave

1 Yr Change Math: -2

Overall Score: 97

Avg. House Price: $564,972

1 Yr Change Price: +13%

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3. Summit Heights Public School See all houses for sale in Summit Heights School District
97

Neighbourhood: Armour Heights

Grades: JK-6

Enrollment: 301

Address: 139 Armour Blvd

1 Yr Change Math: +5

Overall Score:97

Avg. House Price: $1,216,244

1 Yr Change Price: +26%

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4. Seneca Hill Public School See all houses for sale in Seneca Hill School District
97

Neighbourhood: Don Valley Village

Grades: JK-6

Enrollment: 341

Address: 625 Seneca Hill Dr

1 Yr Change Math: +1

Overall Score: 96

Avg. House Price: $483,720

1 Yr Change Price: +6%

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5. St George's Junior School See all houses for sale in St George's School District
97

Neighbourhood: Princess-Rosethorn

Grades: JK-5

Enrollment: 242

Address: 70 Princess Anne Cres

1 Yr Change Math: +12

Overall Score: 95

Avg. House Price: $997,240

1 Yr Change Price: +11%

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6. Arbor Glen Public School See all houses for sale in Arbor Glen School District
97

Neighbourhood: Don Valley Village

Grades: JK-6

Enrollment: 257

Address: 55 Freshmeadow Dr

1 Yr Change Math: 6

Overall Score: 94

Avg. House Price: $483,720

1 Yr Change Price: +6%

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7. Blythwood Junior Public School
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97

Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park

Grades: JK-6

Enrollment: 351

Address: 2 Strathgowan Cres

1 Yr Change Math: 9

Overall Score: 95

Avg. House Price: $2,080,598

1 Yr Change Price: -4%

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8. Braeburn Junior School See all houses for sale in Braeburn School District
96

Neighbourhood: Thistletown

Grades: JK-5

Enrollment: 248

Address: 15 Tandridge Cres

1 Yr Change Math: +14

Overall Score: 95

Avg. House Price: $431,494

1 Yr Change Price: +9%

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9. Rosethorn Junior School See all houses for sale in Rosethorn School District
96

Neighbourhood: Islington Village

Grades: JK-5

Enrollment: 364

Address: 2 Remington Dr

1 Yr Change Math: +6

Overall Score: 94

Avg. House Price: $643,585

1 Yr Change Price: +26%

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10. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School See all houses for sale in Our Lady of Perpetual Help School District
96

Neighbourhood: Moore Park

Grades: JK-8

Enrollment: 346

Address: 1 1/2 Garfield Ave

1 Yr Change Math: -1

Overall Score: 96

Avg. House Price: $1,611,554

1 Yr Change Price: +6%

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