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Meadowbrook makes big jump in high school rankings

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 2:54 PM

Meadowbrook High in St Andrew made the biggest improvement on this year's CSEC Ivy League Rankings that also saw DeCarteret College in Manchester tumbling down the list. 

Think tank educatejamaica.org publishes the Ivy League list yearly mirroring a group of eight of the most prestigious universities in the United States. 

The think tank ranks schools based on the percentage of students who graduate from grade 11 with at least five CSEC subjects including mathematics or English language.

The top 30 schools that are successful in turning out 80 per cent or more students achieving the criterion make the ranking. 

Meadowbrook High jumped 10 places over its position last year to be ranked 19th this year.

According to the ranking, 88.8 per cent of grade 11 students who did CSEC last June, achieved five subjects or more including math or English. 

Meanwhile, DeCarteret College made the biggest drop.

The school plunged to 25 on the list after being ranked ninth in 2015. 

Immaculate High topped this year's ranking, sending last year's top ranked school Campion into second. 

Immaculate was the only school that had all its students who did CSEC last year passing at least five subjects including math or English. 

The ranking has been criticised for being simplistic and maintaining stereotypes about certain schools.