Ambergris Caye Directory
PSE Results 2006
The Ministry of Education has released the results of the 2006 Primary School Examination (PSE). A total of 5,915 candidates sat this year’s examination. Tina Shen of Belize Elementary School in Belize City received the highest overall score with an aggregate score of 379 points out of a total of 400 points. The second highest overall score was obtained by Mischa-Von-Derek Aikman of Grace Primary School with a total of 372 points. Third highest overall score of 371 was obtained by Donovan Holder of Hummingbird Elementary School in Belize City.
Students in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye obtaining the highest PSE scores were:
*Island Academy: Oscar Pinelo-358 points; Develle Garratt-328 points; and Stefan Solorzano-320 points.
*San Pedro R.C. School: Vicky Balam-317 points; Lester Castro-313.2 points; and Sherry Bodden-308 points.
*Isla Bonita Elementary: Allison Nuñez-280 points; Dennis Ritchie-252 points; and Natasha Stuart- 240 points.
*Maestro Reyes School of Knowledge (M.R.S.K.): Ernesto Gomez-337.2 points; Flor Graniel and Ricky Luna-279 points; and Keisha Itzab-267 points.
*New Horizon 7th Day Adventist Academy: Inrek Jones-312 points; Gabriela Miranda-288 points; and Diana Cocom- 280 points.
*L.I.F.E.: Raquel Badillo-296; Rocio Ruiz-248 points; Trae Peyrefitte and Alex Escalante-232 points.
*St. Peter’s Elementary: Jackie Gonzalez-252 points; Camila Montejo-248 points; and Brian Espat and Michelle Paz-232 points.
Those candidates obtaining the highest performance by subject area are:
*English - Alexandria Hertular of Grace Primary School in Belize City with a total score of 96%
*Science - Wicky Cheng of Sacred Heart School in Stann Creek District, Eva Moss of Hummingbird Elementary School in Belize City, Wiebe Gordon of Linda Vista School in Orange Walk District, Joshua Smith of Mary Hill RC School in Corozal District, all four with a score of 96%
*Social Studies - Raheem Lozano of All Saints Primary School in Belize City with a score of 98%
*Mathematics – Perfect score of 100% in Mathematics was attained by four candidates – Tina Shen of Belize Elementary School, Donovan Holder of Hummingbird Elementary School, Alexandria Hertular of Grace Primary School , Jason Chen of Mary Hill Primary School in the Corozal District
National Mean Performance in English, 52.7 percent, showed some decline in performance compared to last year’s mean performance of 55.3 percent. National Mean Performance of 45.7 percent in Mathematics has shown some improvement, however, compared to last year’s mean performance of 42.4 percent.
National Mean Performance of 54.3 percent in Science also showed some improvement over last year’s performance of 52.8 percent. National Mean Performance of 58.1 percent in Social Studies is below last year’s mean performance of 60.4 percent.
The number of candidates sitting the PSE has steadily increased over the years and although the National Mean Performance on the subjects tested has not reflected significant differences over the last five years since the introduction of the PSE, individual schools have recorded significant improvement in overall performance.
Although private schools have maintained top positions in the PSE over the past five years, some schools have shown significant improvement in their overall performance. Such schools, just to mention a few, include: Grace Primary School (Belize City), Crooked Tree Govt. School (Belize District), St. Andrews School (Cayo District), Holy Redeemer School (Belize City), St. Joseph Primary School (Belize City), La Inmaculada RC School (Orange Walk District), and Pancotto Methodist School (Belize District).
There are also those schools whose overall performance on the PSE over the five-year period has consistently not shown satisfactory performance.
The Ministry of Education is committed to working with the Managing Authority of these schools to effect the necessary changes that can influence improved performance.
The Ministry strongly encourages the Managing Authorities of all schools to take an in-depth look at their individual school reports and to conduct a comprehensive analysis of their results with a view to strengthening and improving their students’ performance. Source: Ministry of Education.
Photo Caption:Oscar Pinelo
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