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About Schools in Greater Vancouver area

Discussion in 'Education' started by Thinkin, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. I may immigrate to Canada in a few months from Bay Area, USA. I have a 4 year old kid. I have heard that schools in Canada are very good, but looks like as in Bay Area, USA there is some kind of performance ranking/rating among schools in Canada too. One of our places to settle is in BC Province's Greater Vancouver area for work reasons. In one website I saw some schools in BC rated from 1 to 10, with the 10 rated schools considered the best, and saw many schools with 4, 5 etc rating. Is this rating a big concern or in general all schools in BC provide quality education even if rating not that great?
  2. Would say that there isn’t as huge a variability in school quality like in the US. Schools in areas where parents have a higher disposable income level and where children have a good grasp of English or French tend to have higher rankings versus schools where there is a high level of children who are learning English and where families may be struggling to provide the basics. If you look at the top 50% of ranked schools the quality of education has more to do with the teacher and the other students in their classroom.
  3. #3 Thinkin, Jul 17, 2019 at 2:27 PM
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
    Thank you for your response. So is Fraser Institute (https://www.fraserinstitute.org/school-performance) the widely accepted site to view school rankings in Canada? Also, like in USA (at least in Bay Area), in addition to location does the rating of the home school play a critical role to drive the home prices in Canada too?
  4. Yes Fraser institute is the ranking system but take it with a grain of salt. Yes areas that are considered to have good schools certainly increase property values. Given that there are areas that are in the process of being gentrified schools rankings can change dramatically in a few years.
  5. No, if you compare with last years figures, property values actually declined. Heard a house somewhere in metro Vancouver listed a year ago for 5 million dollars was recently sold for 3 million.
  6. the question was whether property prices are linked to good school districts. Yes they are.
  7. No, they aren't in BC. Perhaps true in ON.
  8. Yes they are. Property prices go up in good school districts throughout Canada.
  9. Nope!

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