These are the least expensive private schools that deliver top results
- Two relatively ‘cheap’ private schools were among the top-performing private schools in South Africa.
- Their school fees are roughly R80,000, compared to the average fee of R130,722 for the top-performing schools in the country.
- Both schools were also among the top-performing schools in 2018 too.
- For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za.
Two relatively ‘cheap’ private schools have been ranked among the best private schools in South Africa - charging roughly half in school fees compared to its expensive peers
The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) this past week released a list of the 81 top matriculants for 2019, who ranked among the top 5% in five subjects.
The students also achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation in the IEB examinations.
The IEB is the examination agency for South Africa's private schools.
A Business Insider South Africa comparison found that 19 private schools had two or more top-performing pupils in that list of top performers.
However, the top list is not corrected for school or class sizes, and schools with very large intakes have a statistically improved chance of producing multiple top matrics.
The average school fees at the 19 top-performing schools are R130,722.35 a year, compared to an average top-performing school fee of R118,057 in 2019.
King David High School Linksfield, which ranks as the eighth-most expensive day school in the country, produced six top matriculants - the most in the country. The fees for matriculants comes in at R149,640 a year.
Midstream College - the cheapest private school included on the list - was the second-best performing school, producing five of the country’s top matriculants. School fees at Midstream College are R70,900 a year for matriculants.
Helpmekaar College in Johannesburg was the second cheapest school included on the list, and the thirteenth top-performing school, producing two of the top matriculants in the country.
School fees for matriculants at Helpmekaar College are R82,500 a year.
Both Midstream and Helpmekaar were included in the list of top-performing IEB schools in 2018 as well.
Receive a daily update on your cellphone with all our latest news: click here.
Also from Business Insider South Africa:
- Gyms and fitness trainers will be government regulated – and can be shut down – under a new draft plan
- Discovery is abandoning Vitality rewards points this week - here’s what you need to know
- Why markets are oddly subdued after Iran's attack on US bases in Iraq: 'You call that a knife?'
- Sex workers are fundraising for Australia bushfire relief by selling nude photos online. They've raised hundreds of thousands, but not without consequences.
- 3 graphics reveal the unimaginable scale of Australia's fires