Local French High School Achieves High EQAO Test Results

Published on: 2019/09/25 - in News

The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) announced this morning that students at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier in Kingston achieved impressive scores in the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO) test results released this morning.

According to the school board, 93% of grade 9 students at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier met or surpassed the provincial standard in academic math, besting the average for Ontario’s French schools by 3 percentage points. Additionally, 92% of Grade 10 students who were eligible for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) for the first time completed it successfully.

“Student success and well-being are front and centre for CECCE staff, and that shows in both our academic results and the students’ enthusiasm,” said CECCE Trustee Michel Charron. “I would also like to thank the hundreds of families who have placed their faith in the CECCE by entrusting their children’s education to our competent and dedicated staff.”

CECCE Director of Education Réjean Sirois expressed his congratulations to the students as well, saying he is glad to see that CECCE schools like École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier are achieving such excellent results.

“Their performance is a testament to the quality education we provide, our principals’ leadership, and our staff’s dedication to guiding students toward success and the pursuit of excellence,” Sirois added. “École Marie-Rivier will attract even more attention when it relocates to a modern facility for the 2020-21 school year and introduces new programs, including one focused on dance, that meet the community’s needs. I should also point out that the school recently launched its Hockey Canada Skills Academy as part of the UniverSTEM educational initiative.”

With nearly 25,500 students attending its 44 elementary schools and 13 high schools, as well as its school for adults, the CECCE is the largest Canadian network of French-language schools outside Quebec.

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