Every school in Scotland has been ranked from best to worst – and it is fantastic news if you live in West Lothian.

Performance levels of pupils across the country have been graded in a league table, based on the percentage of school pupils gaining five or more highers.

Figures, published by The Times, sees Glasgow’s Jordanhill Secondary School again top the chart, as 88 percent of pupils attained five or more highers.

Top of the class in West Lothian was Linlithgow Academy, which came in 23rd place.

At the bottom of the league, Wester Hailes Education Centre in Edinburgh had zero per cent of pupils achieve 5 highers or more.

Out of a total of 344 Scottish schools ranked, West Lothian’s 11 schools had an average ranking of 71, compared to a national average of 172. This is up from the previous year’s ranking of 110.

Despite all the challenges posed this year to our schools, educators and pupils, these ratings show huge improvements have been made, and are a massive success for West Lothian schools. Every single one of West Lothian’s 11 secondary schools showed an improvement in rankings, some markedly so with Whitburn Academy up 87 places and Deans Community High School up 85 places.

Congratulations to all our schools, teachers and pupils in West Lothian!

23 Linlithgow Academy, West Lothian (57%) (up 1 place and 1%)

26 The James Young High School, West Lothian (55%)  (up 59 places and 12%)

27 West Calder High School, West Lothian (55%)   (up 28 places and 8%)

45 St Margaret’s Academy, West Lothian (49%)  (up 9 places and 2%)

46 Whitburn Academy, West Lothian (48%)  (up 87 places and 11%)

50 Inveralmond Community High School, West Lothian (47%) (up 67 places and 8%)

69 St Kentigern’s Academy, West Lothian (44%) (up 36 places and 4%)

74 Broxburn Academy, West Lothian (44%)  (up 6 places)

89 Deans Community High School, West Lothian (33%) (up 85 places and 8%)

156 Armadale Academy, West Lothian (32%)  (up 29 places and 2%)

171 Bathgate Academy, West Lothian (33%) (up 29 places and 2%)


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