- April 15, 2013
Junior High School of Jean Paul II is the best Polish school in Lithuania
The “Veidas” weekly magazine has published, for the tenth time, a list of the best junior high schools and high schools in Lithuania. Similarly as it was in the previous year, the Junior High School of Jean Paul II in Vilnius turned out to be the best Polish school in Lithuania. It is on the 30th position on the list.
“When you are in the first hundred, it is really good” – told PL DELFI Adam Błaszkiewicz, the headmaster of the Junior High School of Jean Paul II. In the opinion of the headmaster, the school has such a high rank on the list of the “Veidas” magazine because results of national examinations are taken into consideration now and the choice of future studies has become more conscious among students.
Błaszkiewicz believes that each ranking of schools has its nuances and some aspects of it can always be criticised. “How can you estimate the value of a school? If in one school there are more children from asocial families, then the school will never has as good rank as other ones. (…) One has to look at the tendency. If a school remains at a given level for a few years, then it means things are fine there.” – Błaszkiewicz believes.
Well, the Junior High School of Jean Paul II lost three points this year. The record was broken by the High School of St. Casimir in Medininkai, which jumped from the 70th position to the 31st. Among the first fifty schools there are also the Junior High School of Adam Mickiewicz in Vilnius and the High School of Szymon Konarski. The first one jumper from the 84th position to the 47th and the High School of Szymon Konarski fell from the 44th rank to the 48th.
Other educational institutions with Polish as the teaching language can be found on lower positions. The High School of Władysław Syrokomla in Vilnius fell from the 46th rank to the 75th. So did the High School of Michał Baliński in Jašiūnai (from 39th to 77th). In the first 100 we can once again find the Junior High School of Jędrzej Sniadecki in Šalčininkai. The Junior High School went up from rank 212 to 103, though.
The position of a school in the ranking table depended on the number of points, given for scores in such categories as: number of students, who managed to get to universities in Lithuania, number of students, who managed to get to universities abroad, average grades of all students who have taken the national examination on the Lithuanian language, mathematics, history and foreign languages and also percentage of students who passed the abovementioned exams with results of 90 to 100 per cent.
Tłumaczenie Emilia Zawieracz w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Emilia Zawieracz within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.