Class size low here

  • Jul. 18, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Average class sizes in Haida Gwaii schools are dramatically smaller than the provincial average, especially when it comes to high school, according to the Ministry of Education. The average high school (grade 8 to 12) class on the islands has 14.4 students, compared to a province-wide average of 25. The average kindergarten class here has 14.2 students, about 4 less than the provincial average of 18.5. For grades 1-3, the Haida Gwaii average is 15.7, about five students less than the provincial average of 20.6. Grades 4-7 classes contain an average 21.3 here, compared to 25.9 provincially. There were no reported classes in the district with more than 30 students in 2011-12.

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