Toronto Neighbourhoods
With best schools

Population of Toronto continues to grow, and its housing market remains very robust. As we discussed in our blog, in 2020 a highly respected annual report by Keareny, a leading global management consulting firm, placed Toronto second in the world for its outlook.

Some of the key criteria home buyers use to choose their new home in Toronto are school quality, safety, and likelihood of home value rising in near term.

You can find all of 140 Toronto neighbourhoods profiled based on the combination of these 3 criteria on, the site publishing rich analytics about best areas to live in Toronto.

In this article we are taking a look at Toronto neighbourhoods with top elementary schools.

Top Elementary Schools

In order to rank Toronto public elementary schools, we used data for standardized tests for Grades 3 and 6 made available by the Toronto District School Board. We scored all the schools in the city based on the success of their students in those tests, and compared the results.

School Grades Total Rank by Grade 3 Rank Grade 6 Rank
Ecole Elementaire Paul-Demers JK-6 1 0 1
John D Parker Junior School JK-5 1 1 0
Claude Watson School for the Arts 1-8 0.99 0 0.99
Oriole Park Junior Public School JK-6 0.97 0.97 0
Sunnylea Junior School JK-5 0.97 0.97 0
Whitney Junior Public School JK-6 0.97 0.96 0.98
Harrison Public School JK-5 0.97 0.97 0
Hillmount Public School JK-5 0.97 0.97 0
Rosedale Junior Public School JK-6 0.96 0.95 0.97
Princess Margaret Junior School JK-5 0.96 0.96 0
Rosethorn Junior School JK-5 0.95 0.95 0
Avondale Alternative School JK-8 0.95 0.97 0.93
Arbor Glen Public School JK-5 0.94 0.94 0
Karen Kain School of the Arts 6-8 0.94 0 0.94
Ecole Elementaire Charles-Sauriol JK-6 0.93 0.96 0.91
Courcelette Public School JK-8 0.93 0.94 0.91
Seneca Hill Public School JK-6 0.93 0.93 0
Selwyn Elementary School JK-5 0.93 0.93 0
St Bonaventure Catholic School JK-8 0.92 0.95 0.9
Mill Valley Junior School JK-5 0.92 0.92 0

Where are they located

We also looked at where in the city these schools are located. Interestingly, out of the top 20 schools listed above 11 are located in the following 5 city neighbourhoods:

Hillcrest Village leads the way with 3 of out the top 20 elementary schools in the city located there:

  • Ecole Elementaire Paul-Demers  Ranked at # 1
  • Hillmount Public School  Ranked at # 8
  • Arbor Glen Public School  Ranked at # 13

Toronto is poised to continue to grow.
In 2019 alone, the city welcomed 117,000 new immigrants to the city, boosting the overall population by approximately 1.9 per cent. Finding your dream home in the city has never been as difficult – and as easy, with the rich open data analytics at your fingertips.