Success Elementary School, a new private educational institution set up just a year ago by Wilfred Success, formerly of the West Ruimveldt Primary, gained the highest number of passes in the National Grade Six Assessment top one per cent.
According to lists released by the Ministry of Education yesterday, Success Elementary had 20 students among the 188 who made up the top one per cent.
Leonora Primary (West Demerara) was next with 13 students among the top one percent, while Mae’s Under–12 came in third with 11 students.
Green Acres Primary had 9 students on the list, while Regma Primary (Linden), which produced the top boy, had 8.
ISA Islamic and St Margaret’s Primary had 7 students each, while Concord Academy, C V Nunes (Essequibo Coast), Marian Academy, the New Guyana School and Dharmic Rama Krishna each had 5 students among the top one per cent.
The schools which had four pupils each, according the to ministry, were North Georgetown Primary, Stella Maris, Taymouth Manor (Essequibo Coast), Cumberland Primary (Berbice), Amelia’s Ward Primary (Linden) and West Ruimveldt Primary.
Valmiki Vidyalaya Primary and Montrose Primary (both on the East Coast Demerara), Windsor Forest Primary, Graham’s Hall Primary and Saraswat Primary (all on the West Demerara) and One Mile Primary (Linden) had 3 students each in the top 188.
The schools that had two students each on the list were ABC Academy, School of the Nations, Novar Primary (Mahaica), Uitvlugt (West Demerara), LBI (East Coast Demerara) and St Aidan’s and Watooka Day School (Linden).
The ministry said that 17,392 students wrote the exams on April 20 and 21, having already written the National Grade Two Assessment in 2007 and the National Grade Four Assessment in 2009. It noted that the results released were based on “the candidates’ overall performance at the three assessments”.
The highest possible standardized scores obtainable were Mathematics – 136 English – 138, Social Studies – 134, and Science – 143. The highest possible total score obtainable was 551.