This article outlines the top 10 Best Girls Schools in Jamaica 2018. These top 10 schools scored 90% and above in their Caribbean School Examination Certificate (CSEC)
Topmost10 looked at each school and calculated 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.
The percentage of students is calculated based on the cohort and not sittings. Schools reflected in our ranking have 50% or more of their CSEC cohort passing with 5 or more subjects Mathematics and/or English.
Here are the top 10 Best Performing Girls School in Jamaica 2018
10. Mount Alvenia High School
Beginning from the tenth position is Mount Alvenia High School.
Mt. Alvernia High School began in 1925 as St. James Academy, a small boarding school, and was soon after renamed Mt. Alvernia Academy. It was established by the Allegany Franciscan Sisters to fill the need for the Cambridge University Junior Examinations and the London Royal School of Music Examinations. The number of students attending classes increased steadily over the years.
9. Bishop Gibson for Girls
Bishop Gibson High School for Girls, situated in the town of Mandeville, Jamaica, stands at 2,000 feet above sea level.
They took the ninth spot of this year’s ranking of Best Girls’s High schools in Jmaica
Like most schools in Jamaica, Bishops has undergone a series of changes during its 50 years of existence.Bishop Gibson High School for Girls, situated in the town of Mandeville, Jamaica, stands at 2,000 feet above sea level. Like most schools in Jamaica, Bishops has undergone a series of changes during its 50 years of existence.In January 1962, Bishops was founded by a former Bishop of Jamaica, The Rt. Rev. Percival William Gibson and Mr. John Lord of Mandeville.
Her Royal Highness, the Princess Alice of Athlone, opened the school on February 13th, 1962 as an independent school to provide Christian education for girls. The old Newleigh Hotel (the Main Building, pictured above) was converted to facilitate the needs of 16 boarders, 19 day girls and four members of staff, including Acting Headmistress, Mrs. Sommerville.
In three short years, an Assembly Hall (Pickering Hall), a block of five modern classrooms and laboratory, were added.