According to the Sunday Times – these are the top 20 secondary schools in Ireland.
They base their results on the numbers of students gaining places in autumn 2008 and 2009 at one of the nine universities on the island of Ireland, main teacher training colleges, Royal College of Surgeons, National College of Art and Design or any English,Welsh or Scottish university or equivalent.
This may not be the best measure of school performance – but since the Irish government and the Irish teachers don’t want to publish exam results or carry out proper inspections with meaningful comparable results – these figures are all we have.
Top 20 Schools
1 Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin
2 Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co Dublin
3 Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co Limerick
4 Mount Anville Secondary School, Goatstown, Dublin 14 G
5 The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
6 Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
7 Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, Co Dublin G
8 Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd, Limerick G
9 Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6
10 Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork
11 Colaiste Eoin, Booterstown, Co Dublin B
12 Clongowes Wood College, Naas, Co Kildare B
13 Jesus&Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway G
14 Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork B
15 St Gerard’s, Bray, Co Wicklow M
16 Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 G 7
17 Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co Tipperary G
18 Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 G
19 St Andrew’s College, Blackrock, Co Dublin M
20 St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School, Killiney,