Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts exploring the results of the first cycle of school inspections by the Cayman Islands Office of Education Standards.
The Office of Education Standards has concluded its first cycle of inspections of Cayman Islands schools, which began in 2018. In total, inspectors issued reports on 53 public and private schools.
Inspectors rate schools in 18 individual categories, using a scale of Weak/Satisfactory/Good/Excellent. The overall grade is determined according to the individual scores.
There are 13 schools in Cayman that offer secondary education, including 4 public schools.
This infographic created by the Cayman Current shows the secondary schools’ results in all 18 individual categories, as well as the overall school rating, and also includes links to the individual schools’ inspection reports. (You can find the reports for all 53 schools here.)
Of the 13 secondary schools, 5 were rated ‘Good’ — Cayman Academy, Cayman International School (CIS), Cayman Prep & High School, Hope Academy and Lighthouse School.
Four schools were rated ‘Weak’ — Calvary Baptist Christian Academy, Clifton Hunter High School, Triple C School and Wesleyan Christian Academy.
Note: This analysis includes education up to Year 11 (or Grade 12), and does not include ‘Post-16’ education, i.e. A-Levels or Cayman Islands Further Education Centre. Additionally, this only includes the initial ‘full inspection’ reports, and does not consider the results of follow-through inspections where schools were assessed on their progress toward implementing inspectors’ recommendations.
In total, 3 schools received the highest or ‘Excellent’ marks for students’ attainment in English — CIS, Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius Catholic School.
Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius received ‘Excellent’ marks for students’ attainment in Science. No schools received ‘Excellent’ marks for students’ attainment in Mathematics.
Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius also received ‘Excellent’ marks for Teaching.
One school, CIS, received an ‘Excellent’ rating for Staff and the Learning Environment.
An interview with … Peter Carpenter, Director, Office of Education Standards (1 of 2)