Rowntree Public School focuses student’s striving for their personal best, with their motto being “My best, your best, our best!”. With this positive go getter attitude, the school emphasis on providing a safe and enjoyable environment, where each individual is accepted for their uniqueness and everyone is taught to strive for their personal best. The school community works hand in hand to ensure the students develop independence, responsibility and thrive to be lifelong learners. Rowntree Public School values high expectations for all students, accepting and respecting diversity of each member of the learning community. With the focus on regular communication with parents, teachers and children, the school develops a strong learning community. To learn more about Rowntree Public School click here.
EQAO Testing Score
Every year the grade 3 and 6 students participate in provincial wide standardized testing called the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) tests. EQAO is an independent agency which was created to measure student’s achievements in Reading, Writing and Math. This is independent to Ontario schools only. These tests are designed to be administered during key periods of the students learning (grade 3, grade 6, grade 9 and grade 10).
The goal of standardized EQAO testing is to assess the quality of education the students are receiving in that particular school. Since all students are given the same tests across the province it creates a valid comparison amongst each other.
The testing scores reported on the EQAO website shows the percentage of students who have performed above provincial average. For example, if the school has a math score of 75%, this means from the number of students who participated in the EQAO test, 75% of those students scored above the provincial EQAO math average.
Looking to the chart on the left, we can see the percentage of students who have performed above the EQAO grade 3 average for Rowntree Public School. You can see the Year-To-Year comparison in the three tested categories (reading, writing & Math). Looking at the 5 year comparison, Rowntree Public School has improved overall on average by 3%, having an average score of 62% in 2015-2017 and an average of 59% in 2013-2015.
Living in the Fletchers Creek Area, you can qualify to enter the French Program available at Rowntree, it is not a home public school