with all that's new at My-Island-Jamaica, Click Here to subscribe
for my updates and don't miss a thing!
2016 Ranking of Jamaica's Top High Schools
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!
The 2017 report has been released! Click here
to read it.
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....
- 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!
- 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.
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.
Know someone who might be interested in this ranking?
Here is the link to send to them (Just copy and send it):https://www.my-island-jamaica.com/2016-ranking-of-high-schools-in-jamaica.html
As usual, I welcome your comments
: Be sure to subscribe here
to get the new ranking using the 2016 CSEC results when they are released.
If you found this page useful, please consider subscribing to my weekly newsletter, My Island Jamaica Digest here. It tells you each week about the new information that I have added, including new developments and great stories from lovers of Jamaica!
Back To The Top Of This Page
New! Talk To Me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.
Recommended For You ...
Other Great Articles You Might Have Missed
Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)
Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube
P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?
Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!
Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.
Back To The Top Of This Page
About The Author
A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
To date, he serves over 9,300 unique readers / viewers per day.
efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications,
including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers,
as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies
and universities. Read more about him here.
He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community.