List of Jamaica’s Top 24 – Westwood High Ranked #6

May 28, 2016 | Written By: WOGA Online

Westwood High School, located in Stewart Town, Trelawny is the sixth ranked school in academic passes, according to the latest ranking just released. Westwood moved up one spot from 7th place last year. In doing so, they surpassed neighbours St Hilda’s Diocesan High from Brown’s Town, St Ann. St Hilda’s placed 3rd last year but dropped to 7th this time around.

Westwood is one of 7 all-girls schools in the top 10. Montego Bay High School for girls is number 3 making it the top ranked school in Western Jamaica. MoBay High is surpassed by Campion College at the number 1 position and Immaculate Conception High at number 2.

Westwood High School was founded in 1882 and is the only all-girls school in Trelawny. They are also the only school in Jamaica that carries the tradition of wearing hats. That makes them unique and outstanding wherever they go. To compliment their unique attire, the “girls in the hats” also stand out academically.

In its publication titled THE CSEC RANKINGS 2015: The Ivy League Edition, Educate Jamaica looked at each school and calculated what percentage of students earned a minimum of 5 CSEC subjects (including Mathematics and/or English) at the end of grade 11. This year’s ranking is based on 2014 CSEC passes.

Here is the list of Top Ranked High Schools in Jamaica (where 80% or more of students earned 5 CSEC subjects including Mathematics and/or English). Is your school in the list?

Name of School Ranking Percentage of grade 11 cohort who earned Five subjects including Mathematics and/or English
Campion College 1 100%
Immaculate Conception 2 99.6%
Montego Bay High 3 98.6%
St. Andrew High For Girls 4 98%
Wolmer’s Girls 5 97.9%
Westwood High 6 97.7%
St. Hilda’s Diocesan High 7 97.5%
Glenmuir High 8 96.55%
Decarteret College 9 96.2%
Hampton High 10 95.7%
Wolmer’s Boys High 11 94.75%
Mount Alvernia High 12 94.7%
Munro College 13 93.9%
Covenant of Mercy Alpha Academy 14 93.7%
Ardenne High 15 93.5%
Bishop Gibson 16 92.2%
St. George’s College 17 91%
Manchester High 18 90.1%
Knox College 19 89.8%
York Castle High 20 85.9%
Holy Childhood High 21 83.7%
Merl Grove High 22 83%
Morant Bay High 23 82.1%
Kingston College 24 81.9%

SOURCE: Falmouth News
Article: List of Jamaica’s Top 24 Ranked Schools in Academics – Trelawny’s Westwood High Ranked #6
Published: JULY 21, 2015

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  • Jenniffer Brown says:

    Congratulations to the students and faculty of Westwood. Children thrive/succeed when they feel supported, nurtured and their environment is conducive to such success. You all should be applauded. Continued excellence in the coming years!

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