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NWSS gets a better grade

New Westminster Secondary School improved its rating and ranking in the annual Fraser Institute secondary schools report card released Monday.

NWSS achieved a rating of 7.0 compared to 6.6 in 2011 to jump from 96th to tied for 73rd in this year's ranking of 279 schools throughout British Columbia. Over the last five years it has had an average ranking of 81. The report card is based on 2011 provincial exams.

New Westminster, which had 413 students enrolled in Grade 12 in 2011, was ranked above all public schools in Burnaby. The report said NWSS had 11.1 per cent of its students in French immersion, 6.2 per cent were considered special needs and 2.9 per cent ESL.

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