The French ranking of primary schools and colleges in Ile-de-France according to the “social position index”

This index makes it possible to know the “social profile” of the pupils of a particular school. It points to significant differences: in private schools and colleges, especially in the Paris region, students generally evolve in a family context that is more conducive to academic success.

In which establishments in the Ile-de-France region is the social situation most favorable for learning? The Ministry of National Education has put the social position indices (IPS) of French schools and colleges online.

This index evaluates the social situation of pupils according to various criteria, such as the diplomas and professions of the parents, but also the material conditions of the home, the capital and cultural customs, or the involvement of the parents in the education of the child.

The greater the social position index, the more the learner evolves in a family context favorable to academic success.

In concrete terms, the value of a school’s IPS makes it possible to determine whether the pupils, on average, come from a learning-friendly social environment.

What social situation of Ile-de-France students?

In the Ile-de-France region, private colleges under contract are overrepresented in the top 15 of the ranking. If the Franco-German public college of Buc in the Yvelines comes first with an IPS of 157.6, 14 private colleges under contract follow.

With an IPS of 154.9, the Jeannine Manuel college in the 15th arrondissement of Paris comes in second, just ahead of the Notre-Dame-de-Sainte-Croix college in Neuilly-sur-Seine. It is necessary to wait for the 19th position to find the trail of a second public institution. This is the Victor-Duruy College in the 7th arrondissement (IPS of 150.7).

“The private sector does not create segregation, but it contributes to it,” estimates Barbara Fouquet-Chauprade, an educational sociologist at the University of Geneva, questioned by about these results.

“In France, the situation at this level is catastrophic, it is the OECD country where academic success is most determined by social origin,” continues the sociologist.

Conversely, in the lower positions of the ranking, public institutions dominate. The Anatole-France college in Sarcelles, the Albert-Camus college in Meaux and the Chantereine college in Sarcelles are in the last three places.

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Geographical differences can also be noted in this classification. Among the institutions with the highest IPS, we mainly find colleges in Paris and Hauts-de-Seine. To a lesser extent, the Yvelines also have several branches in the best positions.

At the bottom of the standings, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val d’Oise are well represented in the last ten places.

Geographical differences affect students. “First on the learning conditions, but above all psychosocial effects on their self-confidence or on their ambitions for their future,” explains Barbara Fouquet-Chauprade.

What social situation in schools in Ile-de-France?

And the school near you? Consult the search engine below to discover the ranking of the establishment that interests you. In Ile-de-France, there are 3,772 primary and primary schools listed.

The same trend is seen in schools as in colleges, with an over-representation of private schools under contract in the top positions. The city of Buc is also an exception here. With an IPS of 155.6, the public primary school Louis-Blériot is the first in the ranking.

Nine private schools monopolize the rest of the top 10, most notably the Parisian institutions in the 8th, 15th, 7th and 17th arrondissements. The school Fénelon Sainte-Marie comes in second with an IPS of 155.4 for the school Jeannine Manuel (154).

You then have to go to 28th place to find a public school in the ranking. This is the school of Sente des Carrières in Voisins-le-Bretonneux in the Yvelines. In general, schools in Paris, Hauts-de-Seine and Yvelines are the most numerous in the first part of the ranking.

At the bottom of the ranking, many schools are public. Geographical differences also arise, as the last ten schools are located either in Essone, or in Seine-Saint-Denis, or in Val-d’Oise or in Seine-et-Marne.

In addition, two schools in Val d’Oise are in the last two places with an IPS of less than 70: the Ferdinand-Buisson school in Villiers-Le-Bel and the Jean-Jaurès 1 school in Sarcelles.

Nationally, the average GPI is higher for private colleges and schools than for public ones. There are also differences between public institutions: the average IPS of colleges excluding priority education is around 105, compared to 84 for the priority education network and 71 for the REP+.

For this article, the editors of relied on data on social position indices (IPS) in schools and universities in metropolitan France and abroad.

These bases were finally published on October 5, 2022, in accordance with the decision of the Administrative Court of Paris of July 13, obtained by the journalist Alexandre Léchenet, to force the Ministry of National Education and Youth to provide transparency at the level of its data .

To estimate the average IPS in public institutions classified as REP, REP+, or exclusive priority education, relied on the “Priority Education Schools” data set, which was also published by the same ministry, but has not been updated since. 2020.

Théophile Magoria and Gauthier Hartmann

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