Fraser Institute and U Hill

the hill still the leader

Vancouver Sun blogs

With a building that’s too small and not wired for today’s high-tech gadgets, University Hill is ranked the best public high school in B.C. by the Fraser Institute

Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, May 10, 2008

A small, run-down school bursting with students on Vancouver’s west side continues to be the public education leader in the annual Fraser Institute’s Report Card on B.C. Secondary Schools, released today.

University Hill has been ranked as the number-one public high school in B.C. for several years, bested only by independent schools that charge hefty tuition fees and generally admit only the best of the brightest.

It manages this feat despite serious overcrowding due to new housing developments on the nearby University of B.C. campus. The school’s capacity is 325 students, but it accommodates — through the use of nine portables — more than 500 teenagers and turns away several dozen more from its catchment area every year.