Charles Hays Secondary School ranked in the bottom 30 in B.C. by Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute released its rankings for B.C. secondary schools, with Charles Hays Secondary School ranking in the bottom 30.

The Fraser Institute released its rankings for B.C. secondary schools on April 8, with Charles Hays Secondary School ranking in the bottom 30.

The school was ranked 266th out of 293 schools included in the report, which is better than the five-year average ranking of 257th out of 262 schools. Despite the low ranking, the report from the Fraser Institute does show improvement in some of the criteria areas.

For the 2013 school year, the average provincial exam mark for students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 reached a five-year high of 63.6 per cent while the percentage of provincial exams failed reached a five-year low of 18.3 per cent. Also reaching a five-year low was the average difference between the mark given by the province and the school on provincial exams at just 3.9 per cent from a five-year high of 9.8 per cent.

The graduation rate at Charles Hays Secondary in 2013 was 94 per cent, down from 95.5 per cent the previous year while the delayed advancement rate, which looks at the per cent of Grade 10 students who will not complete grade 12 within three years, was 39.9 per cent, up from 37.5 per cent the previous year.

Overall, Charles Hays Secondary School was given a score of 3.7 out of 10 compared to 4.1 out of 10 last year.

The only other North Coast school to be included in the rankings was Queen Charlotte Secondary School, which was ranked 53rd out of the 293 schools included in the rankings. In Queen Charlotte, the average provincial exam mark was 70.3 per cent, the per cent of provincial exams failed was 6.7 per cent, the graduation rate was 100 per cent and the delayed advancement rate was 3.4 per cent.