2016 Ranking of Jamaica's Top High Schools

by Wellesley


Here we are again my friends!


Thanks again to Educate Jamaica, we now have the very latest rankings of the TOP HIGH SCHOOLS IN JAMAICA!

This edition follows our previous publication last year that created quite a lot of stir.

And so, I know what your next question is,
so let me answer before you asked :-)

How Were The Schools Ranked


According to Educate Jamaica, they looked at each school...

...and calculate what percentage of students they are turning out at the end of grade 11, with a minimum of 5 CSEC subjects (including Mathematics and/or English) and based on the percentage obtained, they are ranked.

Schools that are successful in turning out 80% or more achieving 5 subjects (Maths and/or English) meet the prestigious CSEC Secondary Ivy League.


They also added a group called the Aspiring Ivy Schools highlighting those schools that are turning out 50% - 79% of grade 11 students, achieving 5 or more subjects, including Mathematics and/or English)

AND GUESS WHAT?
This time, I've nicely categorized them for you:

  • The Ivy League - Top 10

  • The Ivy League - Next 19, &

  • The Aspiring Ivy League



OK, away with the talking, let me ease your anxiety :-),

READY? Drum roll for....

jamaican school ranking 2016 - top 10

My notes:

  • All of the schools currently in the Top 10, with the exception of Wolmer's Boys High & Bishop Gibson High, were also in the Top 10 last year.

  • The Top 3 last year remains the top 3 this year, Immaculate & Campion simply switched places for first and second, but Montego Bay High, the beacon of the west, remains solid at number 3!

  • Outside of Campion, previously #1, and Westwood High, previously #6, all the other top 10, showed improved rankings.

  • All the top 10 schools averaged an impressive 96.5% or above! The top 4, all averaged over 99%!

  • The top mover in the top 10 was Bishop Gibson High, moving six places from #16 last year to #10 this year!


jamaican school ranking 2016 - top 29

My Notes:


  • Meadowbrook was the biggest improver in the Ivy League, jumping 10 places from #29 last year to #19 this year.

  • Other steady climbers (more than 5 places) are Knox College, Mannings High and Meadowbrook High.

  • Moving down 16 places though is Decarteret College. They dropped from #9 last year to #25 this year!

  • Munro and Machester High would also be a bit disappointed too, as they slide 9 places each, from #13 and #18 last year, to #22 and #27 respectively, this year.


AND FINALLY



jamaican school ranking 2016 - ASPIRING

But according to Educate Jamaica, the following are quite significant:


  • Approximately only 32% of secondary students are leaving grade 11 having achieved 5 or more subjects (including Mathematics and/or English) and this would be even lower if we used the MOE’s approach of 5 or more subjects (including Mathematics and English, not Mathematics and/or English ).

  • 60% of the top 10 performing schools across the entire country are all-girls schools, with only one all-boys in the top 10 and a large portion of the male students across the country are underachieving.

  • Statutory Education is still a privilege because you cannot gain full access to it without paying some type of money and those who cannot afford to pay are those who need it the most.


I hope this was insightful to you.

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Regards,
Wellesley Gayle

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Oct 26, 2016
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Go Meadowbrook! NEW
by: Anonymous

I didn't graduate from Meadowbrook because I migrated to another country, but I would've been apart of the Class of 2013. Go Mbrook! Let your light so shine!

Oct 25, 2016
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G.H.S
by: Anonymous

GLENMUIR - FLAGRANS FIRE- WE CONTINUE TO EXCEL, PROUD OF YOU GUYS.

Oct 04, 2016
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Manning's is soaring
by: Anonymous

I am so proud of Manning's. They are doing do good. We will have to keep working to remain the top school in Westmoreland. Although Belmont is trying Mannings will never allow you to pass them. Blue blood rules.

Sep 29, 2016
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St. Hilda's
by: Anonymous

Yaaaayy!!!!! Currently attending this amazing institution! Well done my sisters.

Sep 26, 2016
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Good Info
by: Anonymous

Do appreciate the information ,this will assist my niece in choosing the schools that are doing well ,she already made her mark in class just left to put it all out in GSAT

Sep 26, 2016
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WOW! BELMONT AND MONA
by: Anonymous

School of Excellence, surely my son will attend Belmont next year. Had the pleasure to be on campus, from you enter the grounds the word Discipline and Courteous meets you at the gate, the campus very clean surely a center for excellence.Mona High continue to shine my ALMA MATA Education and Discipline brings success.

Sep 26, 2016
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GO BELMONT
by: Anonymous

Congrats Belmont Academy your getting there soon Mannings will be asking how comes! You do have the right leader, just add more extra external academy and sports activities and your on your way to be the school of Westmoreland first choice.

Sep 18, 2016
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Go STGC
by: Anonymous

My alma mater.I am a proud Georgian

Aug 19, 2016
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Great Information
by: Paul

St. Hilda's must be highly commended for there level of consistency as well as Westwood High. Quite a number of students attend these schools with GSAT averages below 90%... and to be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Campion, Immaculate and Montego Bay High is really great.

Belmont Academy and Hollond High nuff respect...keep up the good works.....Trust mi in a few more years I am expecting Ivy School status.....Pauline Reid big to u and ur staff at Holland.....

Yolk Castle High congrats as well.....

Aug 10, 2016
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THE THRUTH
by: Anonymous

This is fake no one in jamaica nows there result until friday 12,2016

Jul 25, 2016
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HMTHS THE BEST TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN THE LAND
by: Odion grant

Look at herbert Morrison technical 87.0 wow big improvement I can't believe it is this for real that's my school.

Jul 13, 2016
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angery parent
by: Anonymous

ranking of school is very important. ...but they are a few things need to take in consideration..such as distance from home, most of these school that is being said to be the top performing school is always distance away from home and because of the scar that has been said to some school most parent will never choose those school because of the scar. .+when they could have easily select some of the students with different average to send to what they call none performing school....what i would really like someone to answer for me is are the student is the one teaching themself at the none performing school or is it teachers so my understanding is the teachers are not performing either..ir is just like gsat where certain teachers are place in certain school i dont that?

Jul 07, 2016
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Great Stats
by: Anonymous

Great Info. I think there is a typo in the first list for Wolmer's Boys. At that percentage, they should head the list! :)

Jul 03, 2016
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Truth Behind Campion Success
by: An Actual Campionite

To the person commenting that Campion sits students privately. That is completely false. If the school feels that a student can not do well in CSEC subject, they will encourage them to drop the subject and replace it with another. YOU MUST DO 8 SUBJECTS TO GRADUATE. Not to mention over half of my graduating year got over 8 1's (NOT PASSES). And there are less an 250 students per year group.

Do not listen to all the rumors about Campion. It's not a school for the rich anymore but for those who work hard and achieve well in GSAT. There is no secret to our success but hard work. I spent majority of my time at Campion with a less than 80 average and came out with all 1's in both CSEC and CAPE (both units). ITS ABOUT HARD WORK AND NOTHING ELSE. NO MATTER RICH OR POOR.

Jul 03, 2016
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GSAT Acceptance
by: Anonymous

I agree that top high schools receive the best students, but I don't think the MOE needs to mix up the students. The competitive environment at the top high school causes students to what to achieve better grades and not settle for less. Not to mention Campion's coursework, for example, is very rigorous and the pass mark is 60% unlike other schools with 50%. What the MOE needs to is ensure that best and most qualified teachers are sent to schools with poor scores to improve.

Jul 03, 2016
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Good Information
by: Anonymous

Thanks for sharing

Jul 02, 2016
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top high school
by: Anonymous

I must say that while some schools are sending a smaller number of children to sit these exams yet they are ranked with the schools sending a larger number. If a school sends 30 students and another sends 150 they are ranked together. I can't see this ranking thing being fair. A number of things must be considered before ranking all school together.

Jul 02, 2016
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Go Knox
by: Christopher Mais

Knox College up from 19 to 12. Well done Knox.

Jul 01, 2016
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Important Distinction
by: Anonymous

Sorry -- these are not the best high schools in Jamaica. These are the high schools that enroll the best students in Jamaica.
Casey Hurley
sixvirtues.com i

Jul 01, 2016
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Jamaica's Top High Schools
by: Anonymous

Often times a lot of these top ranked high schools are taking the praise while the students parents are dishing out thousands of dollars for their children to attend extra classes which often times are taught by dedicated retired teachers. I dont rate those rankings.

Jul 01, 2016
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Students who attempted subjects in 10th grade
by: JAlinkup.com

When I attended Munro College, we would attempt Math and English in 10th grade. Are these students accounted for in the ranking?

Jul 01, 2016
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Error
by: Anonymous

Wolmers Boy's there is an error with the percentage passes ascribed to them.

Jun 30, 2016
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Learn the school correct names
by: Anonymous

It's. Convent of Mercy Academy "Alpha`

Jun 30, 2016
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Informative
by: Anonymous

Very informative thanks my daughter see that she will be attending is ranked 26 but she is still happy thanks again

Jun 30, 2016
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Number 1!
by: Anonymous

Immaculate to the world! With that said, while some say "they get the students with the highest grades" remember the students themselves aspire to these schools, work for it and the GSAT placement is just a start. They have to work really hard to focus and maintain these grades and by extension the ranking of the school. My constant refrain to my daughter is: you will not contribute negatively to your schools' ranking, hence you must work hard.

Jun 30, 2016
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Correct names of schools in the Ranking
by: Jenese

Yes, Kim - Hampton School and Munro College.

Jun 30, 2016
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MOE needs to be fair in how they place the GSAT students.
by: Williams

I agree with likkebit. These schools that are ranked at the top get the GSAT students with the highest grades. There is nothing much left for the teachers to do but maintain this performance. Schools that get students with GSAt averages of 75% and under need to be highligted and congratulated for the added value to these students.

How they have taken students with 50% averages and got them to pass five subjects or more. This is not a level playing field.

It is causing students to feel inferior about their school. The MOE needs to mix up the results and send good GSAT results to all schools.

Jun 30, 2016
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Not a true reflection of achievement
by: Laura

While you have included schools with a pass of 5 CSECs in one academic year, you fail to take into account the overall tally of subjects by grade 11. For instance, at Convent of Mercy Academy, students take 3-4 subjects in Grade 10 and 4 or more subjects in Grade 11 which gives them totals of 8 or more subjects upon graduation. This means those 10th graders would not be included in this tally based on your criterion of 5 or more subjects.

Jun 30, 2016
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Correction
by: Kim

1. It's Hampton School and not Hampton high
2. Munro College, not Monroe

Jun 29, 2016
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lies don't be fooled
by: Anonymous

There's no way this is true and CXC results don't come as yet and rankings don't matter because campion in which I attend I have found out that they send students that they aren't sure about getting 5 subjects or more as private candidates so when they fail the school's average is not troubled. Out of 320 students only like 150 they send and those are the ones they are sure of. Unlike Ardenne that I have heard register all of their students even the ones they aren't sure about everyone needs at least 8 subjects to graduate so everyone is sent up and none as extra that is what they should look at my evil skl😢😢

Jun 29, 2016
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Enlightening
by: Sarah

Hi Wellessey,
very informative thanks

Jun 29, 2016
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thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the info Wellesley... The Top ones are no surprise... but glad to know my 'Alma Mater' is somewhere there as well.... Enjoy getting your emails... Keep up the good work...

Jun 29, 2016
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Hard work... not School Name
by: Shauna

Very Informative. What this does it helps students to feel better about the schools that they were placed in, as some of these schools that were underrated is now moving up the ladder and even outshining the ones that were flocked after.

Thanks. I will show this to my Daughter

Jun 29, 2016
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2016 Ranking of Jamaica's Top High Schools
by: Anonymous

This was very informative, thank you for sharing.

Jun 29, 2016
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Do a GSAT comparison
by: Likklebit

To get a true understanding on how well a school is performing take more than gaining 5 subjects. How about doing a column showing what percentage the incoming class got on their GSAT.

We all know that the top 10 consistently get the GSAT students in the 90% range. Therefor it is not too difficult to imagine the poll results. Show us the schools that constantly get the 80% and below. How are they doing after 5 years.

That's a true indicator on how well a school is performing.

Jun 29, 2016
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Still the best
by: Latoya

Very informative article but no surprise of the schools that are doing great.

Jun 29, 2016
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2016 Ranking of Jamaica's Top High Schools
by: AvaM

I always look forward to seeing the report on the High School rankings.

Jun 29, 2016
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Great article Wesley
by: Anthony

Great article Wesley good stuff to share

Jun 29, 2016
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Top 10 Schools
by: Xamayca

Hey Wellesley, Great article. Thanks for sharing.


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