School Exam Performance 2011

The annual exam pass rates for all of Scotland's schools have been published by the Scottish Government as part of its service for parents.

It chooses not to rank schools in league tables, believing that to use limited criteria is unfair. We have ranked the top 50 schools by the "gold standard" of percentage of pupils attaining five higher passes of more at bands A-C, but have also reflected the percentage of pupils who take free school meals, which is regarded as a good measure of social background.

To access results for every school, go to www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline

SCHOOL COUNCIL % 5+ HIGHERS % FREE SCHOOL MEALS
St Ninian's High School East Renfrewshire 47 6.9
Mearns Castle High School East Renfrewshire 45 6.7
Jordanhill School Glasgow* 45 1.9
Boroughmuir High School Edinburgh 37 5.6
Williamwood High School East Renfrewshire 37 3.8
Cults Academy Aberdeen 36 2.1
Glasgow Gaelic School Glasgow 35 7.5
Banchory Academy Aberdeenshire 35 3.7
Sir E Scott School Western Isles 33 9.4
Dornoch Academy Highland 31 11.4
Aberdeen Grammar School Aberdeen 31 4.1
Fortrose Academy Highland 30 5.4
Linlithgow Academy West Lothian 30 4.7
Dunblane High School Stirling 30 2.6
James Gillespie?s High School Edinburgh 29 10.9
Balfron High School Stirling 29 4.1
Woodfarm High School East Renfrewshire 28 12.1
Douglas Academy East Dunbartonshire 28 11.3
Grove Academy Dundee 28 4.7
St Thomas of Aquin?s High School Edinburgh 27 11.4
Boclair Academy East Dunbartonshire 27 7.1
North Berwick High School East Lothian 26 5.9
Kinross High School Perth & Kinross 26 5.1
Bearsden Academy East Dunbartonshire 26 4.7
Largs Academy North Ayrshire 25 7.3
Turnbull High School East Dunbartonshire 25 5.9
Bishopbriggs Academy East Dunbartonshire 24 7.1
Gryffe High School Renfrewshire 24 3
Belmont Academy South Ayrshire 23 15.4
Lenzie Academy East Dunbartonshire 23 6.4
Stirling High School Stirling 21 15.8
Marr College South Ayrshire 21 13.3
Eastwood High School East Renfrewshire 21 11.9
Madras College Fife 21 10.1
Larbert High School Falkirk 21 9
Tarbert Academy Argyll & Bute 21 8.5
Wallace Hall Academy Dumfries & Galloway 21 7.7
Lochgilphead High School Argyll & Bute 21 7.1
St Andrew's and St Bride's High South Lanarkshire 20 9.8
Dalziel High School North Lanarkshire 20 9.2
Kirkcudbright Academy Dumfries & Galloway 20 8.9
Firrhill High School Edinburgh 20 8.3
Mackie Academy Aberdeenshire 20 3.7
Westhill Academy Aberdeenshire 20 0.9
Millburn Academy Highland 19 9
Knox Academy East Lothian 19 7.7
Peebles High School Scottish Borders 19 6.6
Perth High School Perth & Kinross 19 5.1
Notre Dame High School Glasgow 18 29.6
Hyndland Secondary School Glasgow 18 13.1
       
Scotland   12 15.2

*Not in council control

COUNCIL AREA 5+ HIGHERS% % PUPILS ON FREE SCHOOL MEALS
East Renfrewshire 33 9.7
East Dunbartonshire 23 8.4
Stirling 19 12.2
South Ayrshire 15 16.4
Edinburgh 14 15.6
Perth & Kinross 14 6.9
Argyll & Bute 13 11.8
Highland 13 10.8
Aberdeen 13 9.2
Orkney Islands 13 7.3
Aberdeenshire 13 5.9
Inverclyde 12 20.6
Western Isles 12 10.2
Scottish Borders 12 9.6
East Lothian 12 9.5
West Lothian 11 16.5
South Lanarkshire 11 16.4
Renfrewshire 11 15.2
Shetland Islands 11 5.3
Fife 10 17.5
Angus 10 13
Dumfries & Galloway 10 9.8
Moray 10 8.6
Dundee 9 20.5
North Ayrshire 9 19.3
North Lanarkshire 9 16.5
Falkirk 9 14.6
Midlothian 9 14.5
West Dunbartonshire 8 23.5
Clackmannanshire 8 19.3
East Ayrshire 8 18.5
Glasgow 7 29.3

SCHOOL LOCATION 5+ HIGHERS %
St Mary's Music School Edinburgh 89
Dollar Academy Clack'shire 84
The High School of Glasgow Glasgow 81
St Columba's School Renfrewshire 73
George Heriot's School Edinburgh 72
Robert Gordon's College Aberdeen 70
Hutchesons' Grammar School Glasgow 69
St Aloysius College Glasgow 69
High School of Dundee Dundee 64
The Glasgow Academy Glasgow 61
St Margaret's School for Girls Aberdeen 60
Craigholme School Glasgow 53
George Watson's College Edinburgh 52
Morrison's Academy Perth & Kinross 50
Fernhill School Glasgow 48
Lomond School Dunbartonshire 48
Kilgraston School Perth & Kinross 46
Kelvinside Academy Glasgow 45
Albyn School Aberdeen 41
Hamilton College Lanarkshire 40
Wellington School Midlothian 39
Belmont House School East Renfrewshire 21
Queen Victoria School Perth & Kinross 20
Beaconhurst School Stirling 19
Edinburgh Academy * Edinburgh no data
Stewart's Melville College * Edinburgh no data
St George's School for Girls * Edinburgh no data
The Mary Erskine School * Edinburgh no data

* Schools that offer a mix of Highers and A-levels did not submit data. Schools that offer only A-levels are not included.

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