QA SERIES: Finding A Home in a Top-Rated School District

02 November 2017
Life and the City

This post is a part of our ongoing Q&A Series in which we address various hot topics relating to the GTA real estate market, about real estate in general, or about our Team.   

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If you have school-aged kids, deciding on whether to move - and what area to move to - often comes down to the schools that your children will attend. As such, determining the best school districts can be one of the most important considerations for families when hunting for a new house. But how do you know where the top-rated schools are located?

A good place to start is by looking at the Fraser Institute's annual school ratings, which are based on academic results. While the rankings can change slightly year-to-year, they do provide some insight that may help you determine the best school for your children - and by extension, which neighbourhood to move to.

To help you begin your research, we’ve compiled a short list of top public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Toronto area, as well as links that you can click on and get the FULL list of schools in Toronto, and other cities. You can also search other school types, such as private, specialized, and so on.

This information includes ratings from the Fraser Institute, as of December 2016.

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Top 5 Public Elementary Schools in Toronto

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1. Avondale Alternative Elementary School (Willowdale East)
171 Avondale Ave
Toronto, ON M2N 2V4
Phone Number: 416-395- 3130
School District: Toronto DSB

2. Hollywood Public School (Willowdale East)
360 Hollywood Ave
Toronto, ON M2N 3L4
Phone Number: 416-395- 2560
School District: Toronto DSB

3. Hillmount Public School (Hillcrest Village)
245 McNicoll Ave
Toronto, ON M2H 2C6
Phone Number: 416-395- 2550
School District: Toronto DSB

4. Cottingham Junior Public School  (Summerhill)
85 Birch Ave
Toronto, ON M4V1E3
Phone Number: 416-393- 1895
School District: Toronto DSB

5. École élémentaire Dundas Ouest (Roncesvalles Village)
55 avenue Pelham
Toronto, ON M6N1A5
School District: Conseil scolaire Viamonde

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See here for the full Elementary School rankings

View an intereactive map of Elementary Schools and their rankings here

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Top 5 Public Secondary Schools in Toronto

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1. Bloor Collegiate Institute (Bloordale Village - Dufferin Grove)
1141 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M6H 1M9
Phone Number: 416-393- 1420
School District: Toronto DSB

2. Ursula Franklin Academy (High Park North)
146 Glendonwynne Rd
Toronto, ON M6P 3J7
Phone Number: 416-393- 0430
School District: Toronto DSB

3. Earl Haig Secondary School (Willowdale East)
100 Princess Ave
Toronto, ON M2N 3R7
Phone Number: 416-395- 3210
School District: Toronto DSB

4. Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute (Lawrence Park South)
125 Chatsworth Dr
Toronto, ON M4R1S1
Phone Number: 416-393- 9500
School District: Toronto DSB

5. Leaside High School (Leaside)
200 Hanna Rd
Toronto, ON M4G3N8
Phone Number: 416-396- 2380
School District: Toronto DSB

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See here for the full Secondary School rankings

View an intereactive map of Secondary Schools and their rankings here

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