JIS News

Principal of the Hampton High School in St. Elizabeth, Heather Murray, has lauded the students of the all-girls institution for their outstanding performance in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.
Mrs. Murray, who delivered the school’s report at the annual prize giving ceremony held yesterday (Nov. 16) on the Munro College campus in the parish, said that the pass rate ranged from 75 per cent to 100 per cent in 24 subject areas.
She informed that Mathematics improved from 43 per cent in 2004 to 88 per cent in 2008, while there was also an 88 per cent pass rate for Spanish, with a 90 per cent grade average for the 95 students, who sat the exam.
The school had a 100 per cent pass rate in 13 subjects including History, Office Administration, Home Management, Economics, Religious Education, Food and Nutrition, Agricultural Science and Chemistry. The pass rate ranged between 91 and 99 per cent for Geography; Principles of Account; English Language; Human and Social Biology; Information Technology; Social Studies; and Principles of Business.
A total of 131 students passed seven subjects; 116 passed eight; 39 achieved nine; nine students gained 10 subjects; and one student achieved 11.
“We are enjoying excellence because we strive to make this the norm, not the exception,” Mrs. Murray said. “I am constantly thrilled by our ladies’ achievements, and we must never become complacent about this, but rather continue to set high expectations, reward excellence and aim for continuous improvement,” she stated.
Hampton High is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The school has a population of 1,184 students and 63 teachers.

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