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Westwood High School

Westwood High School, located in Stewart Town, Trelawny is the sixth ranked school in academic passes, according to the latest EducateJamaica.org 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.

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Westwood High

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 SchoolRankingPercentage of grade 11 cohort who earned Five subjects including Mathematics and/or English
Campion College1100%
Immaculate Conception299.6%
Montego Bay High398.6%
St. Andrew High For Girls498%
Wolmer’s Girls597.9%
Westwood High697.7%
St. Hilda’s Diocesan High797.5%
Glenmuir High896.55%
Decarteret College996.2%
Hampton High1095.7%
Wolmer’s Boys High1194.75%
Mount Alvernia High1294.7%
Munro College1393.9%
Covenant of Mercy Alpha Academy1493.7%
Ardenne High1593.5%
Bishop Gibson1692.2%
St. George’s College1791%
Manchester High1890.1%
Knox College1989.8%
York Castle High2085.9%
Holy Childhood High2183.7%
Merl Grove High2283%
Morant Bay High2382.1%
Kingston College2481.9%



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