Most Improved Toronto Schools 2012 

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It's a home buyer question we get a lot at our monthly Schools for Home Buyers workshop - which Toronto schools are most likely to improve over the next few years?

Many participants are young parents with limited housing budgets - their kids are a few years away from entering school and they'd like to buy into a more affordable neighbourhood now, with the hopes that the local school will improve relatively quickly.

Data crunching drives our workshop, so we're not surprised to see Wellesworth Junior School in Centennial Park (427/Eglinton) top our latest list of Toronto's Most Improved Elementary Schools - we've been recommending this fast riser in our workshop for the past few years.

Want to know what school districts will offer the fastest improvements in school quality and house appreciation in the next 3 years? Get our top picks at our next workshop - next session is this Sat Nov 3rd (sign up below).

Most Improved Toronto Schools - 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 improvement score (in the bright yellow circle) represents the average 3-year increase (in percentage points) from 2009-10 to 2011-12 for the 6 tests written by elementary students (Note: the province does not report some test scores which are excluded).
    • Avg. EQAO score represents average score for 6 tests written by elementary students in 2011-2012.
    • Average house price for period of Jan to Aug 2012 (based on Toronto Real Estate Board data).
    • % Change indicates change in average house price from 2009 to 2012.
    • Yearly change indicates change in average house price each year from 2009 to 2012.

 

1. Wellesworth Junior

See all houses for sale in Wellesworth Junior School District
34

Neighbourhood: Centennial Park

Grades: JK-5
Enrollment: 204
Address: 225 Wellesworth Dr
Avg. EQAO Score: 70

Avg. House Price: $345,423

% Change: +24%

 
 
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Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for Wellesworth

 

2. J G Workman Public School See all houses for sale in J G Workman Public School District
32

Neighbourhood: Birchcliff

Grades: JK-8
Enrollment: 222
Address: 487 Birchmount Rd
Avg. EQAO Score: 72 

Avg. House Price: $558,779
% Change:+36%

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Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for J G Workman
3. St Alphonsus Catholic School See all houses for sale near St Alphonsus Catholic School
30

Neighbourhood: Oakwood-Vaughan

Grades: JK-8
Enrollment: 294
Address: 60 Atlas Ave   
Avg. EQAO Score: 76

Average House Price: $496,273
% Change: +28%

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Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for St Alphonsus
4. Inglewood Heights Junior Public School See all houses for sale in Inglewood Heights Junior Public School District
29

Neighbourhood: Tam O'Shanter Sullivan

Grades: JK-6
Enrollment: 216
Address: 45 Dempster Rd
Avg. EQAO Score: 72

Average House Price: $421,706
% Change: +31%

Inglewood
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5. Tumpane Public School See all houses for sale in Tumpane Public School District
27

Neighbourhood: Downsview

Grades: JK-5
Enrollment: 413
Address: 48 Tumpane St
Avg. EQAO Score: 81

 
House Price Average: $439,643

% Changes: +31%

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Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for Tumpane
6. Blessed Trinity Catholic School See all houses for sale near Blessed Trinity Catholic School
26

Neighbourhood: Bayview Village

Grades: JK-8
Enrollment: 188
Address: 3205 Bayview Ave
Avg. EQAO Score: 76

Avg. House Price: $556,105
% Change: +33%

Blessed Trinity Catholic
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7. Cherokee Public School
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26

Neighbourhood: Pleasant View

Grades: JK-6
Enrollment: 159
Address:  390 Cherokee Blvd
Avg. EQAO Score: 93

Avg. House Price: $504,701
% Change: +41%

Cherokee Public School
Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for Cherokee Public School
8. Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Junior and Senior Public School See all houses for sale in Alexander Muir/Gladstone JR & SR Public School District
25

Neighbourhood: Beaconsfield

Grades: JK-8
Enrollment: 361
Address: 108 Gladstone Ave
Avg. EQAO Score: 87

Avg. House Price: $676,487
% Change: +35%

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Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for Alexander Muir/Gladstone
9. George R Gauld Junior School
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25

Neighbourhood: Mimico

Grades: JK-5
Enrollment: 177
Address: 200 Melrose St
Avg. EQAO Score: 59

Avg. House Price: $409,587
% Change: +17%

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Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for George R Gauld
10. Selwyn Elementary School See all houses for sale in Selwyn Elementary School District
25

Neighbourhood: O'Connor-Parkview

Grades: JK-5
Enrollment: 255
Address: 1 Selwyn Ave
Avg. EQAO Score: 74

Avg. House Price: $558,957
% Change: +35%

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Browse detailed school scores and demographic data for Selwyn

 

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