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Manchester's Mount St Joseph tops CAPE rankings - Montego Bay High tumbles

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM
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Mount St Joseph High in Manchester is the top Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) school in the island, according to a ranking of the performance in the 2016 exams.

Montego Bay High, the best-performing school on last year's ranking, has tumbled heavily down the 2017 rankings that has seen more non-traditional high schools making leaps.

Last year, the St James-based all-girls institution, which started its sixth-form programme in 2014, was number one with 100 per cent of its students achieving grades one to three in two or more subjects, according to Educate Jamaica's 2017 rankings released yesterday. The percentage of students who met the criteria is now 65 per cent, dragging the school's placement down to 24th.

Mount St Joseph High has taken over the top position, with 100 per cent of its cohort achieving the criteria.

The big jumpers included Jonathan Grant High and Cedar Grove Academy in St Catherine, St George's College in Kingston, Jamaica College in St Andrew, and Belmont Academy in Westmoreland.

CAPE is a pre-university examination offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council. It is a requirement to matriculate into some local and international tertiary-level institutions.

Grades one to five are acceptable passes, but Educate Jamaica said it used grades one to three to highlight the schools that are performing at the highest level.

Educate Jamaica did not provide data on the number of students who made up the cohorts of each school.

Top 50 schools where students received grades 1-3 in two or more CAPE units in 2016

1. Mount St Joseph (100%)

2017 ranking: 1

2016 ranking: 8

2. Campion College (99%)

2017 ranking: 2

2016 ranking: 2

3. The Mannings School (95.45%)

2017 ranking: 3

2016 ranking: 3

4. St Andrew High School for Girls (89.4%)

2017 ranking: 4

2016 ranking: 5

5. deCarteret College (88%)

2017 ranking: 5

2016 ranking: 4

6. Ardenne High (87.9%)

2017 ranking: 6

2016 ranking: 9

7. Convent of Mercy Alpha (87.9%)

2017 ranking: 7

2016 ranking: 10

8. Immaculate Conception High (87.2%)

2017 ranking: 8

2016 ranking: 6

9. Westwood High (86.4%)

2017 ranking: 9

2016 ranking: 7

10. Hampton School (80.67%)

2017 ranking: 10

2016 ranking: 11

11. Wolmer's Boys School (80.23%)

2017 ranking: 11

2016 ranking: 13

12. Wolmer's Girls School (79%)

2017 ranking: 12

2016 ranking: 14

13. St Jago High (76.8%)

2017 ranking: 13

2016 ranking: 18

14. St Hugh's High (75.7%)

2017 ranking: 14

2016 ranking: 18

15. Cornwall College (75.5%)

2017 ranking: 15

2016 ranking: 15

16. Jonathan Grant (74.4%)

2017 ranking: 16

2016 ranking: 33

17. Mount Alvernia (73.91%)

2017 ranking: 17

2016 ranking: 12

18. Herbert Morrison Technical (73.07%)

2017 ranking: 18

2016 ranking: 29

19. The Cedar Grove Academy (70.12%)

2017 ranking: 19

2016 ranking: 34

20. Holy Childhood High (68.9%)

2017 ranking: 20

2016 ranking: 16

21. The Queen's School (68.9%)

2017 ranking: 21

2016 ranking: 25

22. St George's College (66.8%)

2017 ranking: 22

2016 ranking: 42

23. Kingston College (65.65%)

2017 ranking: 23

2016 ranking: 24

24. Montego Bay High (65%)

2017 ranking: 24

2016 ranking: 1

25. Glenmuir High (64.5%)

2017 ranking: 25

2016 ranking: 17

26. Knox College (64.4%)

2017 ranking: 26

2016 ranking: 32

27. Meadowbrook High (63%)

2017 ranking: 27

2016 ranking: 21

28. Morant Bay High (62.7%)

2017 ranking: 28

2016 ranking: 22

29. St Mary High (62.1%)

2017 ranking: 29

2016 ranking: 28

30. Merl Grove High (62%)

2017 ranking: 30

2016 ranking: 19

31. Jamaica College (59%)

2017 ranking: 31

2016 ranking: 54

32. Munro College (58.4%)

2017 ranking: 32

2016 ranking: 43

33. York Castle (56.81%)

2017 ranking: 33

2016 ranking: 51

34. Denbigh High (56.81%)

2017 ranking: 34

2016 ranking: 23

35. St Catherine High (54.4%)

2017 ranking: 35

2016 ranking: 30

36. B.B. Coke High (53.8%)

2017 ranking: 36

2016 ranking: -

37. Titchfield High (53.4%)

2017 ranking: 37

2016 ranking: 26

38. Belmont Academy (51%)

2017 ranking: 38

2016 ranking: 65

39. Calabar High (50.74%)

2017 ranking: 39

2016 ranking: 47

40. Manchester High (50.2%)

2017 ranking: 40

2016 ranking: 38

41. Charlemont High (48%)

2017 ranking: 41

2016 ranking: 37

42. Rusea's High (47.8%)

2017 ranking: 42

2016 ranking: 27

43. Guy's Hill (47.8%)

2017 ranking: 43

2016 ranking: 39

44. Belair High (46.1%)

2017 ranking: 44

2016 ranking: 35

45. Holland High (45.9%)

2017 ranking: 45

2016 ranking: 41

46. Bridgeport High (45.6%)

2017 ranking: 46

2016 ranking: 48

47. Jose Marti Technical (44.1%)

2017 ranking: 47

2016 ranking: 53

48. Marymount High (43.7%)

2017 ranking: 48

2016 ranking: 31

49. Oberlin High (37.6%)

2017 ranking: 49

2016 ranking: 67

50. Excelsior High (36.92%)

2017 ranking: 50

2016 ranking: 46