The Basic and Secondary School Dr. Machado de Matos in Felgueiras leads the “ranking of success”, which Jornal Económico publishes here in its entirety, school by school.
The data from the Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics / National Examination Jury, made available by the Ministry of Education at the first minute of June 27, refer to the past academic year: 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, which led to the suspension in March of this year of face-to-face classes and its temporary replacement by distance learning, which revealed enormous inequalities for such a small country.
In the “ranking of success”, contrary to what, as a rule, happens in the general ranking, prepared based on the exam scores, the Top 10 is dominated by public schools. The exceptions are the Colégio de S. Miguel de Fátima, second in the list, the “Instituto D. João V”, in Pombal, eighth, and the Colégio de S. Tomás, in Lisbon, ninth in the list and the first school in the capital.
The seven public schools that most evolved their students spread across the country, in a great regional diversity, ranging from Pombal (Basic and Secondary School of Guia), Viana do Castelo (Basic and Secondary School of Agra and Lima), from São João da Pesqueira (Basic and Secondary School), Sardoal (Basic and Secondary Dra. Judite Andrade), Trofa (Basic and Secondary Coronado e Castro) and Redondo (Dr. Hernâni Cidade School).
Unlike the general ranking that is prepared based on exam scores, the success ranking looks at the percentage of students who finished high school with no leads and who were positive in the two exams in the three-year courses. The Ministry of Education highlights the advantages over the other methodology: “It takes into account the number of students that the school receives at the entrance of the secondary school. Values success throughout the secondary course. Combines the school's internal and external examinations. It considers the aggregated results of the last three years, therefore it values the consistency of the results in the school and not the random deviations that may appear in the results of the exams ”. In other words: instead of comparing the total number of students in one school with the total number of students in another, this ranking compares students with identical characteristics, who start from the same point, valuing, then, their evolution.
According to data from the Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics / National Examination Jury, organized by the JE, the group of schools that most penalize students is led by the Basic and Secondary School Dr. Mário Fonseca in Lousada, followed by the Secondary School Jaime Cortesão in Coimbra, and the Moledos Secondary School, in Tondela. Three public schools in three different districts, which, once again, attests to the regional geographic diversity, as we had already shown for the best routes.
In this group there are also private schools, such as Colégio Guadalupe do Seixal, in the district of Setúbal (fourth from the end) and Colégio de Nossa Senhora da Graça, in Odemira, district of Beja, which is sixth.
The Jornal Económico also elaborates the general ranking of schools elaborated from the database made available by the Ministry of Education.