Learning About Schools with HoodQ School Data

Several years ago, we began building our massive database of hyper-local neighbourhood reports, featuring intelligence on the schools, parks, transit stops, and other vital places closest to a specific home. We developed the most comprehensive and richly detailed neighbourhood data in Canada — painstakingly validated, expanded and packaged by expert Canadian curators who know what's important to homebuyers.

We quickly found that school information was the number one concern for homebuyers and real estate agents. After listening to frustrated parents tell us about the many hours they've spent searching for school information without feeling like they've found clear answers, we decided to create a one-stop source for schools. Building off our existing database, HoodQ curators hand-draw school catchments for preciseness, add detailed information about schools, and fix the many errors and inconsistencies found in other databases.

Our curation team is our biggest differentiator, and our hand-curated data is all about depth and relevance. No more searching across many sources and finding only inconsistent, low-quality data — we've done all the heavy lifting for you.

Our HoodQ School Locator™ tool, School Neighbourhood Guides and address-specific HoodQ Reports direct families to private, public, alternative, and Catholic schools, and our School Profiles provide detailed information about each facility, such as grade level, programs, and sometimes additional information like extracurricular activities. That means you can find what you're looking for in seconds, rather than hours, and all in one place.

What about scores?

HoodQ School Scores are based on publicly available provincial standardized testing results, aggregated at the school level, weighted, and rescaled to generate a score out of 10. The absence of a score generally means that the school did not participate in testing in the most recent year, or the school's population was too small for meaningful results, but other reasons may also apply.

The provincial agencies responsible for administering this testing should be considered the official sources of information. This information may contain errors and omissions. You are not permitted to rely on the contents of this information and must take steps to independently verify its contents with the appropriate authorities (school boards, governments etc.).

For Ontario, HoodQ School Scores are based on results provided by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an Ontario provincial agency. For grade 3 and grade 6 students, the Percentage of Students Achieving the Provincial Standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics was used. For high schools, the Percentage of Grade 9 Students Achieving the Provincial Standard in Academic and Applied Mathematics, and Percentage of Students that Passed the Grade 10 OSSLT on Their First Attempt are the measures we used.