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CSEC rankings out, Montego Bay High for Girls makes big improvement

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:49 PM

 Montego Bay High School for Girls has made the biggest jump on the latest ranking of schools with students leaving grade eleven with at least five subjects, including mathematics or English language.

Local think tank, Educate Jamaica, published its 2015 ranking today dubbed, The Ivy League All-Island Secondary School rankings'.

The St Andrew-based Campion College overtook the top spot from Immaculate Conception High. 

Schools that recorded notable declines include St Hilda’s Diocesan, Hampton High School, Knox College, Morant Bay High and Mount Alvernia High.

Manchester High made a noticeable jump, moving from 26th place last year to 18. 

However, Montego Bay High from St James jumped ten places from its 13th position last year to be ranked number three this year.

According to the ranking, 98.6 per cent of students from the school last year gained passes in five Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects including mathematics or English language.

A report on the rankings, noted that the movement by Montego Bay High from 13 to three, is not necessarily significant.

It said the improvement only represented a nine per cent increase in the school’s score when compared to 2013.

Only 24 schools made this year’s Ivy League ranking, which takes after the name used to describe eight elite US universities renowned for high academic standards.

Seven of the schools in the top ten are all-girls institutions. 

Top ten schools and percentage of 2014 CSEC cohort that passed five subjects including math or English language


1- Campion College (100%)

2- Immaculate Conception High (99.6)

3- Montego Bay High School for Girls (98.6)

4- St Andrew High for Girls (98%)

5- Wolmer’s Girls (97.9)

6- Westwood High (97.7)

7- St Hilda’s Diocesan (97.5)

8- Glenmuir High (96.55)

9- deCarteret College (96.2)

10- Hampton High (95.7)