The best elementary schools in Whitby Ontario

Looking for a great school catchment in Whitby before deciding where to purchase your next home? You’re in luck! Here at Durham Region Property Search we understand the importance of settling in a comfortable home surrounded by a quiet neighborhood, with solid schools to help your kids grow academically, in sports, and other school club activities that may pique their interests. 

In this blog we’ve put together a list of all the top ranked public and Catholic elementary schools throughout the Town of Whitby including maps with their respective catchment areas. There are many great schools to choose from in a variety of neighborhoods close to useful amenities.  

The list is based on data compiled by the Fraser Institute. The organization is a non-profit and has developed a school ranking website to help determine how a school compares academically to other schools in the area (as well as to itself) going back several years. 

Based on these rankings, here are the top-rated elementary schools in Whitby, Ontario. 

1. Fallingbrook Public School

Located at 155 Fallingbrook St in the neighborhood of Pringle Creek, Fallingbrook Public School is the top rated elementary school in Whitby. With an impressive Fraser Institute score of 8.8 (out of a possible 10) based on evaluations in reading, writing, and math, the school serves kindergarteners through to grade 8.

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2. Earl A Fairman Public School

With a great 8.4 Fraser Institute score, Earl A Fairman Public School is located at 620 Walnut St W in the Downtown Whitby neighborhood. Instructing children from kindergarten through to grade 8, the school is on the smaller side with approximately 250 students. With a rich history in the area, Earl A Fairman recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. 

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3. Jack Miner Public School

Serving kindergarteners to grade 8 students, Jack Miner Public School is located at 144 Whitburn Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood. With a solid 8.2 Fraser Institute score, the school caters to approximately 365 mainstream students as well as approximately 80 students enrolled in the Gifted Program. With a variety of athletic teams, arts & tech programs, Jack Miner has created a great balance for students inside and out of the classroom.

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4. John Dryden Public School

With a 7.9 Fraser Institute rating, John Dryden Public School is located at 40 Rolling Acres Dr in the Rolling Acres neighborhood in north Whitby. The school instructs students in grades from kindergarten to grade 8.

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5. St Luke the Evangelist Catholic School

As part of the Durham Catholic District School Board, St Luke the Evangelist Catholic School is located at 55 Twin Streams Rd in the Williamsburg neighborhood. With a 7.9 Fraser Institute score, the school also belongs to the All Saint Catholic Secondary family of schools.

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6. St Paul Catholic School

Located at 200 Garrard Rd in the neighborhood of Blue Grass Meadows, St Paul Catholic school offers education from kindergarten to grade 8. With a 7.8 Fraser Institute score, the school belongs to the Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School family of schools where students nearing their transition to secondary school can visit for plays, presentations, and even have the opportunity to some join secondary school clubs.

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7. Whitby Shores Public School

Serving a large student population of about 700 students from kindergarten to grade 8, Whitby Shores Public School is located at 485 Whitby Shores Greenway in the Whitby Shores/Port Whitby neighborhood. With a 7.7 Fraser Institute rating, the school’s setting close to Lake Ontario gives students excellent learning opportunities how to make a difference in their community and build a strong environmental footprint.

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8. Colonel J E Farewell Public School

With a 7.6 Fraser Institute score, Colonel J E Farewell Public School is located at 810 McQuay Blvd in the neighborhood of Lynde Creek in west Whitby. The school serves a population of approximately 450 students in kindergarten to grade 8.

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9. Chris Hadfield Public School

Named after Chris Hadfield, the retired Canadian astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, the elementary school after his name is located at 160 Carnwith Dr W in the neighborhood of Brooklin in north Whitby. With a 7.5 Fraser Institute rating, the school serves approximately 800 students from kindergarten to grade 8 making it one of the largest schools by student population in Whitby.

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10. Williamsburg Public School

With a Fraser Institute score of 7.5, Williamsburg Public School is located at 20 Kirkland Pl in the neighborhood of Williamsburg in northwest Whitby. The school provides education for students between kindergarten to grade 8.

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11. Captain Michael VandenBos Public School

With a student population of approximately 400 from kindergarten to grade 8, Captain Michael VandenBos Public School is a dual track school with both English and French Immersion programs. Located at 3121 Country Ln in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, the school has a 7.3 Fraser Institute rating. 

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12. Ormiston Public School

About 400 students from kindergarten to grade 8 attend this north Whitby elementary school. With a 7.3 Fraser Institute score, Ormiston Public School is located at 20 Forest Heights St in the Pringle Creek neighborhood.

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13. St Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School

Located at 60 Willowbrook Dr in the neighborhood of Pringle Creek, St Matthew the Evangelist Catholic School has a Fraser Institute score of 7.2. Offering education from kindergarten to grade 8, the school also belongs to the Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School family of schools.

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14. Sir Samuel Steele Public School

Wrapping up our list of the top ranked schools in Whitby is Sir Samuel Steele Public School coming in at a 7.1 Fraser Institute score. Located at 55 Bakerville St in the Rolling Acres neighborhood, the school serves students in kindergarten through grade 8. It has a current student enrollment of approximately 500.

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* Rankings and student body information are provided by Fraser Institute

* To find your school based on your address, use this handy school locator from the Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board to find even more information about schools in Durham Region including phone numbers:. School boundaries are subject to change: https://www.ddsb.ca/en/our-schools/find-a-school.aspx and for the Durham Catholic District School Board at https://www.dcdsb.ca/en/schools/Find-My-Local-Catholic-School.aspx

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