08/03/12 - It's Official: Newtownhamilton High School is the Tops!
Teachers in Newtownhamilton High School were delighted to see the publication of recent statistics (Belfast Telegraph paper copy 05/03/12) in the form of a league table, this time for the percentage of Year 12 pupils achieving their 5A*-C GCSE grades including the all important GCSE English and Maths.
Under this measure and using the Department of Education's own figures, Newtownhamilton High scored 61.1%. Not only did this put the school as the top controlled non-grammar school in the area, Newtownhamilton High is the top controlled non-grammar school in Northern Ireland. Indeed, Newtownhamilton High is the ONLY controlled non-grammar school in the top 10!
Principal Garnet Mullan commented, "Obviously our school is built on much more than academic success, because we care so much about the individual pupils, their needs and aspirations. Nevertheless it is very gratifying for Newtownhamilton High School to receive this accolade".
"All credit goes to the hard working teachers aided by support staff, who receive backing from the parents in the community. These figures prove what I have been saying for a number of years - that the Quality of Education offered in Newtownhamilton High is second to none. We know that this message has been delivered to the corridors of power in the Department of Education".