Features of best secondary school in Ota, Ogun Nigeria

The Nigerian secondary school rankings includes data on nearly 24,000 high schools in 36 states of Nigeria and has ranked Grait amongst the best secondary school. In addition to traditional high schools, the rankings encompass charter; magnet; and science, technology, engineering and technical schools. At Grait international school(s), we believe that better education drives the future and inspires educators and municipalities to do better.

Grait schools have a high rate of students who scored above expectations in math and most science courses, passed an array of college-level exams, and graduated within the stipulated years. A great high school educates all students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation. Our students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, physics, chemistry and reading state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions.

Below is the description of each of the ranking indicators used in ranking Grait international school(s).

College Readiness (96%)

The College Readiness Index, or CRI, is measured by the proportion of a school’s graduating students who took and earned a qualifying score at the point of graduation.

College Curriculum Breadth (92%)

The College Curriculum Breadth Index, or CCBI, is calculated among a school’s 2013-2014 graduates from the percentage who took and the percentage who earned qualifying scores on multiple exams. Students who took and earned qualifying scores in four content areas earned full credit. Those who earned qualifying scores in two or three content areas were given partial credit – 75% and 92%, respectively.

The exam content areas measured were English; math and computer science; sciences; Nigerian languages and cultures; history and social science; arts; and chemistry. For the WAEC exam, content areas measured were studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; the arts; extended essay; and physical education.

Math and Reading Proficiency (95%)

Each secondary school in Nigeria issues standardized tests measuring student proficiency in subjects related to mathematics, reading and general subjects. The schools often look closely at student performance on these tests to determine whether learning in core subjects is achieved and to review how well schools are educating their students. At least passing some of these assessments may be a requirement for students to graduate.

The math and reading proficiency indicator is a simple measure of schools’ student performance on these assessments. Grait’s total assessment scores were compared with other schools in Ogun and Lagos state.

Math and Reading Performance (88%)

This ranking indicator also is derived from math and reading state assessments. But in this case, the total assessment scores are compared with what Nigeria’s educational ministry predicted for Grait school(s) with its demographic characteristics in Ogun. In all 36 states, there is a very positive statistical relationship between the proportion of a student body that is indigenous and/or from a low-income household – defined as being eligible for Grait scholarships.

Underserved Student Performance (76%)

This is a measure assessing learning outcomes only among students from low income families. This evaluates how well this underserved subgroup scored on state assessments compared with the average for non-underserved students in Grait. This might be low due to the low number of scholarships available at Grait schools.

Graduation Rate (98%)

Among students who enrolled in Grait within 2015-2016 academic year, this measure is the proportion who graduated four years later. Graduation rates are an important indicator of how well our school is succeeding regarding all its students.