School District 23 services the Central Okanagan area with 31 Elementary schools, 6 Middle Schools, and 5 High Schools. There are also a variety of private schools for all ages in the area. Their website is packed with great information from Programs & Services, Enrollment Information, District Info, and much more.
If you are a parent, what schools your children will go to probably plays a role in your choice of where to live. Every year British Columbia's schools get a report card of their own with a ranking against other schools in BC, as well as a rating out of 10.
For Elementary schools, some of the factors that go into deciding the rank and rating of each school are the average scores in Grade 4 and 7 Writing, Reading, and Numeracy, as well as the difference between the scores of male and female students.
A couple of factors for evaluating Secondary schools are the average exam marks in Grade 10, 11, and 12 classes that include a provinvial exam and the graduation rate.
For the 2015/2016 School Year there were 956 Elementary and 293 Secondary Schools ranked. How did Kelowna's schools do in comparison to others across the province?
33 Elementary Schools in Kelowna were evaluated with Aberdeen Hall receiving the highest ranking at 41 out of 956!!
There were 9 Secondary schools that were also evaluated - 7 out of 9 ranked in the top 50% of all BC schools with Okanagan Mission coming in at 25 out of 293, Aberdeen Hall not far behind at 28, and Kelowna Christian at 30.
Here is a detailed breakdown. Click the School Name link to visit the school's website, or the Neighbourhood link for information about the school's neighbourhood.
| 2015/2016 Rank
out of 956
|Elementary School Name||City||Neighbourhood|| 2015/2016
|41||Aberdeen Hall||Kelowna||North Glenmore||9.4|
|92||Our Lady of Lourdes||Westbank||Westbank Centre||8.3|
|163||St Joseph||Kelowna||Kelowna South||7.5|
|300||Anne McClymont||Kelowna||Lower Mission||6.7|
|388||Chute Lake||Kelowna||Kettle Valley||6.3|
|388||Davidson Road||Winfield||Lake Country SW||6.3|
|496||George Pringle||Westbank||Westbank Centre||5.8|
|518||Helen Gorman||West Kelowna||Glenrosa||5.7|
|548||North Glenmore||Kelowna||North Glenmore||5.6|
|569||Black Mountain||Kelowna||Black Mountain||5.5|
|591||Shannon Lake||West Kelowna||Shannon lake||5.4|
|614||Heritage Christian||Kelowna||Rutland North||5.3|
|663||Dorothea Walker||Kelowna||Lower Mission||5.1|
|663||Watson Road||Kelowna||North Glenmore||5.1|
|695||South Kelowna||Kelowna||South East Kelowna||4.9|
|738||A S Matheson||Kelowna||Kelowna South||4.7|
|738||Pearson Road||Kelowna||North Glenmore||4.7|
|816||Rose Valley||West Kelowna||West Kelowna Estates||4.2|
|828||Peter Greer||Winfield||Lake Country East||4.1|
|841||Hudson Road||West Kelowna||Lakeview Heights||4.0|
|905||Oyama||Winfield||Lake Country East||3.3|
|816||South Rutland||Kelowna||Rutland South||3.1|
Rank out of 293
|Secondary School Name||City||Neighbourhood|| 2015/2016
|25||Okanagan Mission||Kelowna||Lower Mission||8.3|
|28||Aberdeen Hall Senior||Kelowna||North Glenmore||8.1|
|67||Heritage Christian||Kelowna||Rutland North||7.2|
|120||George Elliot||Winfield||Lake Country East||6.4|
|173||Mount Boucherie||West Kelowna||Lakeview Heights||5.7|
|193||Rutland||West Kelowna||Rutland North||5.4|