Two Dundalk schools placed 100% of students in third level education in 2017

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Donard McCabe

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Donard McCabe

Two Dundalk schools placed 100% of students in third level education in 2017

Two Dundalk schools placed 100% of students in third level education in 2017

The Sunday Independent have published their school league tables today and they show that in Dundalk, two secondary schools placed 100% of their students in third-level education in 2017.

The two schools in Dundalk who placed all their students in third-level in 2017 were St Louis Secondary School and Dundalk Grammar School.

Out of the 16 secondary schools in Louth, just one other school in the county, Sacred Heart Drogheda, placed all their students in third level.

Across the county, the % going to third-level in Louth secondary schools, ranged from 59% (O’Fiaich College, Dundalk) up to 100%.

While many schools are seeing an increase in the numbers going on to third-level education, some have seen a drop in 2017.

Colaiste Rís in Dundalk saw 95% of their students placed in third-level in 2016 – this number decreased to 76% in 2017.

De La Salle College, Dundalk, saw 86% go to third-level in 2016 – in 2017 this figure decreased to 71%.

In the Sunday Independent, it states that fee paying schools continue to get the best results in these tables. This is also reflected in the figures from Louth, where Dundalk Grammar School is the best performer. Between 2009 and 2017, 91% of their students were placed in third-level education.

Figures for secondary schools in Dundalk are below, courtesy of Sunday Independent.

School % placed in third level in 2017 % placed in third level in 2016 % placed in third level 2009-2017
Bush Post Primary 75% 63% 74%
Colaiste Rís, Dundalk 76% 95% 81%

De La Salle, Dundalk

71%

86% 80%
Dundalk Grammar School 100% 76% 91%
O'Fiaich College, Dundalk 59% 67% 66%
St Louis Secondary School, Dundalk 100% 72% 83%
St Mary's College, Dundalk 85% 57% 72%
St Vincent's Secondary School, Dundalk 96% 94% 88%