Vancouver Public Schools does not provide rankings for the simple reason that each school is unique and has its own opportunities and challenges. Furthermore, we believe that there is no best school—only schools that are best for individual students.
That’s why ratings and rankings on third-party websites, which VPS does not provide with information or data, should be only one source of information that is weighed in the selection of a school.
Some of these websites rely heavily on test scores and other data-driven metrics to perform their calculations. While test scores are important, they don’t tell the entire story.
Another thing you won’t find on many other sites: information about our many program offerings, from K-12 language programs to schools of the arts and science, technology, engineering and math.
In addition, some sites carry advertising, which may influence the organization’s decision about the content provided on the site. Others rely on anonymous reviews.
So what can you do to research the right school(s) for your child(ren)? Take a look around this site, read about what’s going on in the district, review performance data and then call or visit schools. We hope you’ll be surprised by the quality, variety and depth of our district.
Don’t see the information you’re looking for? Drop us a line.