St. Ger­ard’s voted top school in county

Bray People - - NEWS -

ST. GER­ARD’S is County Wick­low’s top school in a list that grades sec­ondary schools by the num­ber of stu­dents who went on to uni­ver­si­ties in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The Bray school ranks 23rd in the list of 400 schools across the coun­try. 72.8% of St. Ger­ard’s grad­u­ates went on to univer­sity level, com­pared to just over 61.5% from Co­laiste Raithin in Bray, the next high­est County Wick­low school, at 67 th on the list. St. Ger­ard’s ranks sec­ond over­all in Le­in­ster ( ex­clud­ing Dublin), while Co­laiste Raithin is ranked sev­enth of all the gael­cholaisti in the coun­try. East Glen­dalough School is the top Wick­low school out­side of Bray fea­tured on the list pub­lished in the Sun­day Times last week­end. The co-ed school at Sta­tion Road in Wick­low is 102nd, with 55.5% at­tend­ing uni­ver­si­ties.

Also in­cluded in the list are: Loreto Bray ( 46.1%) 184 th; Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege Bray ( 40.7%) 239 th; St. David’s, Grey­stones ( 33.7%) 351st; Co­laiste Bhride, Carnew ( 32.1%) 368th; St. Mary’s Col­lege, Ark­low ( 30.3%) 391st; and St. Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Dunlavin ( 29.8%) 399th.

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