DSBN reacts to report suggesting Grimsby students' marks are inflated

The District School Board of Niagara has responded to a controversial report that suggests marks are being inflated at some of its high schools.

Grimsby Secondary School is in the spotlight following the national story which accused the school of inflated its students' marks.

Patrick Cain, a National Online Journalist with Global News published a report yesterday of a university’s secret list to judge students by their actual schools, and not their marks.

The article states that Grimsby graduates who went on to attend the engineering program at Waterloo saw their marks drop over 27 per cent.

GSS has been on the list for past three years now.

DSBN officials say they disagree with the Global News report, which is based on a very small sample size of students admitted into the University of Waterloo’s engineering program.

They point to EQAO assessments which provides independent confirmation that their students are achieving at high levels.

They say DSBN staff members do an excellent job preparing students to become successful at the post-secondary level.

The list published in the article states that St. Michael High is Niagara Falls came in 8th place on the list with a 23 percent drop.

CKTB has also reached out to the Catholic Board for comment on the story.