Your wait is over!
Thanks to Educate Jamaica, here is the very latest ranking of the high schools in Jamaica - with my personal take on them!
Let's see if your favorite school is listed this time :-)
But.... prepare to be surprised!
According to the president of Educate Jamaica, the think tank that publishes this prestigious awards, the "Ivy League Ranking speaks to the performance of schools delivering on 50% or more of their students obtaining 5 or more CSEC passes (including Mathematics and/or English) for the entire cohort."
He indicate that they looked at "each school and calculate the percentage of students, at the end of grade 11, achieving a minimum of 5 CSEC subjects (including Mathematics and/or English) and based on the percentage obtained they are ranked."
It is critical to note however that the percentage of students is calculated based on the cohort and not sittings. They also took into account the students who achieved passes in their subject (s) prior to grade 11, that is grad 7-10.
But just before I share and final awards, two quick things...
So it's clear, the top school in the island from this report, remains Campion College - two years in a row! Immaculate remains solid at #2.
The biggest movers in the island, certainly in the top 10 are Knox College and Mount Alvernia High, gaining eleven and twelve places to be at #5 and #6 respectively - both rural area schools!
In addition to Mount Alvernia (12 places)
and Knox College (11 places) who both gained top 10 rankings....
... recorded the biggest climb in the island!
Both Jamaica College and Calabar comes in for some commendation as well. Both improved by 6 places!
Unfortunately, Westwood High (18), Belmont Academy (25) & Gaynstead High (45), lost 14, 12 and 10 places, respectively to be the top 3 losers.
In addition to Campion College and Immaculate Conception High that we already highlighted for holding firm to their 1st and 2nd positions respectively, the following schools held firm to their positions...
The following also are the schools that improved their places this year.
Congrats also to William Knibb Memorial High, Camperdown High & Belair High for making it into the top 45 this time around!
English remains a core, and perhaps the most important subject for several reasons. So which schools recorded the highest passes in English?
Drum roll for the esteemed top 10...
Special commendation to St. Hugh's and Munroe who made it here, although not in the overall Top 10 in the island.
And mathematics? Attaining mastery in Mathematics is considered genius. So who are the best in the island based on passes in Mathematics?
Another drum roll for these, the prestigious top 10...
Special congratulations to Manchester High and Ardenne High for their achievement here, although not in the overall Top 10.
And who are the institutions that gained the most passes in CAPE exams?
Here are the Top 10 based on percentage of cohort passing CSEC
And note that only five (5) of them are in the overall Top 10.
… all gained Top 10 places in this category!
Overall, good stuff though! Well done to the hard working teachers who engineered much of this, and to who are many times no sufficiently recognized.
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Please note that in their latest publication, the president of Educate Jamaica indicated that this (2018) report, will be their last ranking using the current criteria of 5 or more subjects (Mathematics and/or English).
Going forward the ranking criteria will include S.T.E.A.M, Vocational and CAP Programmes.
We look forward to that!!
Source: Educate Jamaica
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