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The Principal

Highlights of Achievements 2015-16

Awards & Competitions:

  • Ranked for the first time in the top 4 Urban Teams in the Manning Cup Competition
  • Badminton - Female Urban and All Island Champions (2015-16)
  • 3rd place ISSA Boys Championships
  • 4th place ISSA Girls Championships
  • Table Tennis - The U16 boys and girls placed 4th overall. The U19 boys were Urban Champions.
  • Girls Football – St. Jago placed 4th in the competition.
  • Volleyball – Girls Team placed 1st in the competition. Boys Team was 2nd.
  • Chess – Acclaimed Best Rural Team and Top High School in the National Grade Chess Championship.  
  • TVJ Schools’ Challenge Quiz – placed 4th.


  • Dance:  5 items entered. 3 gold, 2 silver. 3 items advanced to the national finals.
  • Drama (speech, drama, improvisation): 14 entries. 5 gold, 3 silver. 4 items advanced to the national finals.
  • Music: 14 entries. 5 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze and 1 Certificate of Merit. 3 items advanced to the national finals. 1 recorder item was awarded a trophy.
  • Visual Arts: Richard Smith was awarded a silver medal for his Marcus Garvey entry.


Junior Achievement

  • 2nd place - Company Pitch Competition
  • 3rd place – Financial Literacy Competition
  • 2nd place – Overall
  • Best Human Resources Team Award
  • Best Public Relations Team Award
  • Teacher Champion for St. Catherine – St. Jago High – Mrs. Careen James-Barnett


Other Achievements:

  • St. Jago was responsible for four of ten records that were broken at this year’s Boys and Girls Championships.


  • Chess - There is a rising star in chess as Miss Adani Clarke from 1st form created history by being the youngest Junior Champion at age 12. Adani went on to represent Jamaica at the Carifta Games where she earned a silver medal.


  • 14 students from the track team represented Jamaica at the Carifta Games in Grenada. They amassed 10 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze.
  • 7 athletes represented Jamaica at the World Junior Games held in Poland last July.
  • 2016 External Examinations Results  


CAPE Overall Pass Rate – 94 percent

  • At Unit 1, 12 of 22 subjects earned 100 per cent passes, while 7 earned over 90 per cent.
  • At Unit 2, 11 of 22 subjects earned 100 per cent passes, while 6 earned over 90 per cent.


CSEC Overall Pass Rate

  • The overall pass rate at CSEC was 92 per cent, an increase of 2 percentage points over the last examination period. 77 per cent of the cohort passed 5 or more subjects including English and mathematics.
  • The top CSEC performer was Tashai Scott who earned 10 ones with straight ‘A’ profile in 8 subjects, namely, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English A, Information Technology, Mathematics, Principles of Accounts and Principles of Business.
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Community Assistance: The school and community share a symbiotic relationship. 5th and 6th Form students are involved in mandatory community service activities that extend to the surrounding communities. The school has a good relationship with the business community.

Areas needing urgent attention: St. Jago is in need of major infrastructural upgrade. These include the need for more classrooms, storage areas and secure perimeter fencing. There are five buildings in need of major repairs. This includes the roof of one building that needs to be redesigned.

Additional Comment(s): The MOEYI has allocated ten million dollars to refurbish the Science laboratories the 2016-2017 academic year.