Grade 7 top 100 schools

HARARE - Twenty-three primary schools, led by Kwekwe-based private school, Camelot Primary, attained an incredible 100 percent pass rate in the November 2013, Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) examinations.

According to Zimsec statistics, the rest of the schools completing the Top 100 table scored a percentage pass rate of over 90 percent, culminating in a marginally improved Grade 7 national pass rate of 32,2 percent from the 31,5 percent recorded in 2012.

The pass rate in 2011 was 28,9 percent.

The majority of the top-ranked learning institutions were private schools.

Oscar Chivaura, the headmaster of Camelot Primary School, told the Daily News yesterday that stakeholders at the school Grade 7 top 100 schools were enjoying their place in the sun.

“Everyone here, from the teaching and non-teaching staff as well as parents, are naturally elated with our results,” Chivaura said.

“We attribute the success to them all, particularly the teaching staff, and we also commend the support we get from parents.”

Other schools which recorded a 100 percent pass rate are Fitchlea Primary School, Ngomahuru, Riverton Academy, Shashi View, Field Air Base, Pinper Private, Eiffel Flats, Portland, Centenary Windview, Saiss Junior, Mutarazi, Mvurachena, The Grange Christian, Northwood Adventist, Musavezi, Fairview, Beatrice Government School, Shalom, Milestone, Denmark and Twinlakes Private Primary School.
 

School Name

Candidature

Candidates with Grade 6 or Better

Percentage Pass rate

Rank Number

Camelot Junior Primary School

14

14

100

1

Fitchlea Primary School

51

51

100

1

Ngomahuru Primary School

20

20

100

1

Riverton Academy

19

19

100

1

Shashi View Primary School

31

31

100

1

Field Airbase Primary School

27

27

100

1

Pinper Private Primary School

13

13

100

1

Eiffel Flats Primary School

16

16

100

1

Portland Primary School

17

17

100

1

Centenary Primary School

24

24

100

1

Windview Primary School

22

22

100

1

Saiss Junior School

14

14

100

1

Mutarazi Junior School

5

5

100

1

Mvurachena Primary

8

8

100

1

The Grange Christian Primary School

26

26

100

1

Northwood Adventist Primary School

28

28

100

1

Musavezi Primary School

17

17

100

1

Fairview Primary School

34

34

100

1

Beatrice Gvt. Primary School

34

34

100

1

Shalom Primary School

8

8

100

1

Milestone Primary School

20

20

100

1

Denmark Junior

8

8

100

1

Twinlakes Private Primary School 

14

14

100

1

Redcliff Primary School

158

157

99.37

24

Bata Committee Primary School

123

122

99.19

25

Braeside ZRP Primary School

109

107

98.17

26

Mother Patrick Convent Primary School

54

53

98.15

27

Nyakatsapa Primary School

53

52

98.11

28

The Convent of CZM Primary School

91

89

97.8

29

Ngezi Barracks Primary School

43

42

97.67

30

Russell Primary School

42

41

97.62

31

Wise Owl Learning Centre

41

40

97.56

32

ST Paul’s Gokwe Primary School

120

117

97.5

33

Lusitania Primary School

40

39

97.5

33

Stanley Primary School

157

153

97.45

35

ZRP Kadoma Primary School

39

38

97.44

36

Gokomere C. P. S

143

139

97.2

37

Anderson Primary School

35

34

97.14

38

Shabani Primary School

100

97

97

39

Zimuto ZRP Camp Primary School

33

32

96.97

40

Ariel Primary School

32

31

96.88

41

Dudley Hall Primary School

150

145



 

Comments (84)

what was the total number of candidates, the mean and the standard deviation highest pass mark and lowest pass mark in each subject

mai ngaa - 19 February 2014

vana 14 monzi 100%

nonoli - 19 February 2014

Dudley hall ndiyo number 1 apa . Mungati

nonoli - 19 February 2014

Dudley hall ndiyo number 1 apa . Mungati

nonoli - 19 February 2014

zvavakuda vakaita statistics izvi because zvimwe zvikoro zvine vana vasere (8) chete zviri kuwanikwa zviri pamusoro pezvikoro zvinevana vanopfuura zana nemakumi mashanu (150). Hameno, ko isu mikweguru tinoziveyi hedu!!!

Nesongano - 19 February 2014

this is wrong,am hearing Selbourne Routledge had the top grade 7 results in Harare province,am surprised braeside ZRP yapinda pamadhiri api,reporter unonyepa

musanyepe reporter - 19 February 2014

Redcliff, Bata, Gokomere, St Pauls, Stanley and Dudle Hall are the best in this whole list. Tutoring 158 students and getting 157 of them passing cannot be compared with tutoring 14 students and getting them all passing. Hats off to the list I have just given for the job well done!!!

JSC - 19 February 2014

WELL DONE CENTENARY WELL DONE MRS NDLOVU IM PROUD OF THE SKUL . KEEP IT UP CENTENARY WE ALWAYS HAVE THE RESULT

MRS S MPOFU - 19 February 2014

PLEASE PUBLISH TOP 100 FOR ''A'' LEVEL 2013

SHEPHERD - 19 February 2014

Welldone Grange School

anna - 19 February 2014

Are These Schools 100.Ndibatsireiwo vanogona kuverenga

shumba - 19 February 2014

Me thinks this criteria is FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG. there should be a minimum number of students (50 maybe) then tell us the best.

kitsi - 19 February 2014

Congratulations to the most successful schools. to those who suggest the criteria used is wrong, you are wrong. My position is an equaly good perfoming school can not have a class of say 40 pupils only passing while maybe the remaining 100 or so fail. All Iam saying is if you can have standards to enable 14 pupils to pass, nothing can stop you from having an entire school with 150 grade 7 pupils coming out with flying colours. Passing is not a game of numbers, but what teachers can achieve. If you argue then why not all the four classes pass?

Tawananyasha - 19 February 2014

Dai pane mwana akafoira pa Mutarazi Junior, ticha wacho na Headmaster basa raipera.Pavana 5 ungatadza kudzidzisa vese vakapasa here weduwe?Murukusheni matinobva pachikoro panenge paine 6 classes of 40 or more pupils .Saka how can you compare these teachers.Tipeiwo zviri nani.Ndatenda hangu.

chimuti - 19 February 2014

This report is not correct. In Harare Province I know NorthPark and Avondale had 100% pass rate. Please give us correct information. I challenge the reporter to give us results for those 2 schools.

parent - 19 February 2014

Well Done Shashiview. Thanks to all the staff members.

masocha - 19 February 2014

Pakufunda mukaranga akaoma. 12 schools in top ten are from Masvingo, with a rural school Ngomahuru at the top. Musazoramba mangawan muchiti pane favouir kana tozara kuma University uku. To my surprise, none or very very very few are from Matabelelend. Is it because there are many beergardens and few scholls in Matabeleland? Just a curious question?

Danai Pazvagozha - 19 February 2014

Congrats to the Grange Christian School for excellent G7 result. I salute the children, their parents and most importantly the teachers who have remained committed to nurturing talent in the young boys and girls! Bravo Grange!

Roy Eusen - 19 February 2014

I agree wth U kitsi. There should some form f weighting. 14 students have got less weighht as compared to 150 students. The stats are surely misleading.

SAVE STATISTICIAN - 19 February 2014

Please publish for A level and Cambridge.We are in a democratic society please.

crispen devere - 19 February 2014

Grange Christian School well done

parent - 19 February 2014

Well done Mother Patrick Convent School. Please publish A level 2013 rankings as well

mwanasikana - 19 February 2014

Well done the Grange Christian Primary. The lowest pass mark for the Grange for 2013 was one pupil with 10 points. The rest were 4s , 5s and 6s. Chikoro chinowachisa ichocho.

Cholly - 19 February 2014

Surely misleading. A school with 158 candidates 157 of them attaining grade B or better chonzi no. 24. Redcliff Primary ,Dudley,Bata,Stanley Primary, Gokomere C. P. S,Braeside ZRP are the best Schools. Hats off to the stakeholders mainly the teaching staff. GO "Dudley Hall" GO......

Beki - 19 February 2014

Which one is better between Mutarazi Junior School 5/5 100% and Redcliff Primary School 157/158 99.37% Well done Redcliff

Sly - 19 February 2014

Beatrice

munhu - 20 February 2014

Nhai imi, makumimana izana here? Tipeiwo zvikoro zana zvakakunda zvimwe.

Archibald Gotora - 20 February 2014

My thinking is a bit different. Statistics are utilised to achieve different types of analysis and inferences depending on the type of statistics. There are different statistical models for different analysis. This one is just looking at pass rate/student finito. What does this infer, if you send your kid to Camelot Junior and they become part of the 14 only students there is higher likelyhood they will pass better than if you send them to Denmark with 8 kids or to Stanely with 157 kids. On the flip side the results may as well tell us that staff at Stanley are much better than other staff (depending on the sizes of individual classes) Although there are 157 students maybe each class has 8 students. If the classes are a lot bigger say 30 per class it maybe that the headmaster is very good at ensuring that he gets the best results from his teachers. Or maybe the parents at Stanley pay a lot more for remuneration than others. The statistics may or may not be rubbish depending on what information you want from it.

chaibva - 20 February 2014

Or it could be a fluke that Camelot has the best result and is only this year that they did well. next year they may not be in the top 10.

chaibva - 20 February 2014

The ranking was going to be more meaningful if it was based on percentage of students passing with grades that make it easy to get a form 1 place at a competitive school. An example is percent of students passing all 4 subjects with a 1 or 2 only!

Dr. Chris - 20 February 2014

Schools with less children is a must that they have 100%. The schools that have more children and score above 95% are the greatest achievers. Please inform the public correctly.

zenzo siwela - 20 February 2014

whatever the case, no matter what the statistics say, I am just happy that there are 2 Adventist schools in the top 10. Thank you Northwood and Fairview, you make us proud

Sitholubuhle Magutshwa - 20 February 2014

obviously whosoever came up with these statistics and ranks knows nothing about statistics. i cannot help but imagine that a school with 1 kid who sits for his grade 7 can be said to be at par with a school which has say 120 students sitting for this same results. zimsec haizivi how to analyse results. they should consult faculty of sciences yeku UZ or even better faculty of engineering.

tinozagorakis - 20 February 2014

Rating or ranking yavo inoleka logic.

GUSHY - 20 February 2014

I have noticed that the top 100 for both primary and secondary is mostly by schools manned by uniformed forces, boarding schools in rural areas & mission schools. This trend shows lack of discipline on either teachers or pupils in other institutions which did not make it.

joyce - 20 February 2014

Zimsec should learn to compare like with like. You cant compare a school with 150 pupils to one with 7 pupils. Get serious. If Zimsec doesnt have the resources to employ a statistician, they can just hire one to do a specific assignment. This list is not only misleading, it is very wrong. Nxaaa.

Tariro - 20 February 2014

Vabereki vepaSelbourne Routledge, maive manyeperwa naHead wenyu kuti tisu takaita number 1 muHarare, zvino tarirai list iyo. I can pick a number of schools from Harare. Maparents taigara tichinyeberwa kuti we are the best. Vadzidzisi vochishanda manje kana zvonzwai.

Christopher Mavhima - 20 February 2014

The idea of ranking schools pass rates is very good but i see private schools taking advantage and use these results to hike fees to maximize profits. Hope parents will not be fooled by that. For the list, I wouldn't mind having my child at any of the listed schools. they are all good. The second column tells us that. Out of 150 pupils and have 145pupils with grades 6 or better, for Dudley Hall, last on this list of 42 schools is great. Hats off to all these teachers

Christopher Mavhima - 20 February 2014

I can only count 50 on the list published. Am i the only one? Please publish the full list

Mubereki - 20 February 2014

Are my eyes failing me, is this top 100 or top 41?

kays - 20 February 2014

Yes my mistake actually its only top 41, No. 42 is actually incomplete. Pliz publish full list as you mention on your news heading. About the claim that such a school got 100% thats a lie. Maheadmaster lie to parents always dont be deceived this the correct ZIMSEC list although I agree the ranking should be according to number of candidates

Mubereki - 20 February 2014

Hats off to Redcliff , Gokomere and Dudley . In terms of quality you got it right. Teachers and School Authorities put in a lot of effort. Well done !!!

Herbert Njonga - 20 February 2014

Makorokoto kunevakabudirira, Mwari ngarumbidzwe. Asi ngatirangarire vasina kuita zvakanaka tichitarisa honzeri, vanechekuita nezvefundo mopatarisa kuti chi chingaitwe kuti panera mangwana zvese zvikoro zvibude zvakanaka. Nekuti 100 zvikoro eh! asi ko vana vezvimwe zvese zvikoro izvi chi chatinotarisira kwavari. Vadikanwi ngatizvibvunzei.

Muprofita - 20 February 2014

Well done Martens, Chivaura and the Camelot team!! Keep up the good work...

Me - 20 February 2014

Well done Camelot, you have made us proud as always!!!

A. Mapuranga - 20 February 2014

may the editor does some research and give the teacher-pupil ratio at these schools.

educator - 20 February 2014

122/123 aiwa bata yakaiiipa, proud to be a former student

james - 20 February 2014

i suppose schools with a high number of students attaining a higher percentage are great achievers. it is likely that they have a mixture of brilliant and not so brilliant kids than a school with 14 or 8 kids whose selection could be purely high achievers! the best performing school should be measured by a turning the not so brilliant kids to be high achievers. if a rural school with limited resources is at the same same level with a urban school, then surely a rural school deserves better recognition because of the condition it operates in and the extra effort it puts in to equal an urban school!

chigiyegiye collen - 20 February 2014

Chimbofunga kuti parikunzi vana vanga vari 34 pakapasa 33 kana kuti 54 pakapasa 53.......uyo hwani uyo akakonzeresa kuti isazova 100% ari wako....eish mahwani apo waibhadhara mari zhinji! Ndanyarara hangu.

A Mukwiri - 20 February 2014

Redcliff Primary School 157/158 is the best: the choise award winner apa kwete kuti number 24

Tofara Nderere - 20 February 2014

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