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2019 PSE results officially released

The Primary School Examination results for 2019 have officially been released and by now many are aware that the top performer came for a school out west.  While many are still trying to figure out what went wrong or what went right with their grades, Jasmine Espat, who attends St. Andrew Anglican Primary School in the Cayo District, is celebrating her success as the top performing student. She scored 386 out of 400 points. AnnElyse Fleser-Perdue, from La Isla Bonita Elementary School in San Pedro, scored the second highest in the country with 380 points. Third place went to Jasmine Tatyanna Nadine Faber, from St. Peter Claver Primary School in Toledo District, with a score of 379 points. This year’s top performing schools are noticeably different from 2018. The top 3 performing schools last year were Hummingbird Elementary School in Belize City, La Inmaculada Primary School in Orange Walk, and Mary Hill RC School in Corozal. Additionally, last year, Hummingbird Elementary had secured five spots on the top 25 list. This year, they only secured 2. While Mary Hill Corozal secured 2 spots last year, they were absent from the list this year, as well as all other primary schools in Corozal. Stann Creek also did not make the list for both 2018 and 2019. Schools from Belize City had 9 spots on the top 25 list last year, while they had 10 spots this year. While the Belize district dominated the list with 11 spots totally, Cayo was second with 6 spots, and Toledo and Orange Walk were tied with 5 spots each. San Pedro secured 1 spot. Notably, while St. Peter Claver School was absent from the list last year, they secured 3 spots this year. A few other schools that did not appear last year were also present on this year’s list. Finally, last year 7,080 students sat the exam while this year it was 7,015; sixty five less than last year.///////