I've been asked this question quite a bit lately by prospective home buyers wondering about how the schools in select neighbourhoods rank or perform. I generally stay away from getting too involved in sharing my opinions but offer my clients the advice of doing their own research. The Fraser Institute has some great information on school performance rankings and clients should always visit in person the schools in question. It's also a great idea to speak to neighbours about their child's experiences.
There are many good schools across the city so don't worry if you are priced out of certain popular neighbourhoods. Keep an open mind and you might be surprised at the affordability and community in a not as popular neighbourhood.