The Baptist Academy has once again topped the pass rate list of secondary schools following the results of the CSEC examinations.
Baptist Academy secured the highest pass rate among the Secondary Schools of 99.06 per cent, while 100 per cent of the school’s students passed mathematics, English and four or more subjects.
That measure of mathematics, English and four or more subjects is one used for acceptance into many college and university level programmes.
Overall, only 31.1 per cent or 344 out of the 1106 students attending one of the nation’s high schools achieved that standard.
The school also had the highest percentage of Grade ones achieved at 50.94 per cent followed by Antigua Girls’ High School with 34.09 per cent Grade oness.
Baptist Academy had a small number of students taking the exams though with only seven males sitting 56 exams and passing all and six females sitting 50 exams and passing forty-nine.
Following Baptist Academy based strictly on pass rate was St Joseph’s Academy with 94.72 per cent, Christ the King High School and Antigua Girls’ High School with 92, and Island Academy with 86.49 per cent.
Measuring based on the percentage of students that achieved Mathematics, English and four or more subjects paints a slightly different picture.
Following Baptist Academy is Antigua Girls’ High School with 81.98 per cent, Island Academy with 66.67 per cent, St. Anthony’s Secondary with 63.16 per cent, St. Joseph’s Academy with 54.9 per cent and the Antigua Grammar School with 52.78 per cent.
The Antigua Girls High School entered 111 candidates, the Antigua Grammar School 108, St. Joseph’s Academy 51, Christ the King 53, Island Academy 6 and St. Anthony’s 19.
Bottom of that list is Sir McChesney George High School (9 students) with 0 per cent, Christian Faith Academy (73 students) with 4.11% and the Clare Hall Secondary (100 students) with 7 per cent.
The Minister of Education Dr Jacqui Quinn Leandro also gave praise to the schools that had the most number of students performing well.
“The schools with the highest number of passes at Grade 1 are; Antigua Girls High 302, Antigua Grammar 133, Christ the King High School 141, St. Joseph’s Academy 113 and Princess Margaret with 106 Grade 1 passes,” Dr Quinn Leandro said.
“The schools with the highest number of passes at Grade 2 are; Princess Margaret 332; Antigua Girls High 318, All saints secondary 275, and the Antigua Grammar School with 274” she added.
Princess Margaret School entered the highest number of students, 169, followed by All Saints Secondary with 143 and the Antigua Girls High School with 111.