|Highest performing public schools averaged D in national exams|
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: Aug 10, 2012
The top performing public high schools in New Providence only managed to average a D in national examinations, according to a report from the Ministry of Education.
The document also shows that New Providence private schools received an average of C- in the 2012 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams, compared to New Providence public schools, which received an average of D-.
C.I. Gibson, C. V. Bethel and C. R. Walker high schools each averaged a D in the BGCSE exams. They were the top performing schools on the public side.
Bahamas Home Schooling got an A- average on the private school side. However, only three exams were recorded for that school.
Lyford Cay School and South Haven Christian Academy received a B average, while Queen's College, St. Andrew's High and St. Augustine's College all received a B- average.
According to the report, Doris Johnson High, a public school, got an average of E+; PACE (a program for teen mothers) got an average of F and R. M. Bailey received an E average.
Of the eight public high schools in New Providence, three received a D average; three received a D- average; one received an E average and one received an E+ average.
As it relates to the private schools, the report shows that of the 36 institutions with recorded averages there was one A-; two Bs; three B-s; one C+; one C; five C-s; three D+s; two Ds; two D-s; six E+s; two Es; two E-s; four F+s; one F and one F-.
The worst performing private schools were Galilee Academy (F), and Pace Christian Academy (F-), according to the report.
The four private schools each averaging F+ were Discovery Learning, Freedom Baptist, Cherub Christian Academy and Akhepran.
As it relates to Family Island public schools, Abaco received a D- average; North Andros and the Berry Islands received a D- average; South Andros received a D average; Cat Island, San Salvador and Rum Cay received a D average; MICAL received a D- average; Eleuthera received a D+; Exuma and Ragged Island received a D average; Eastern Grand Bahama received a D average; Western Grand Bahama received a D; and Long Island received a C average.