1 Jamaica

Key:
Indicator is moving in a upward trajectory (Based on 2008-2012 trend)
Indicator is moving in a downward trajectory (Based on 2008-2012 trend)
Above average
1 ≥ standard deviations
0.7 standard deviations
0.4 standard deviations
0.1 standard deviations
Below average
1 ≥ standard deviations
0.7 standard deviations
0.4 standard deviations
0.1 standard deviations
Population School Aged Pop Birth Rate GDP/pc (Constant) Inequality (Gini) Human Development Index
2,720,000 13% 2.3 $4,000 45.5 0.72 (High)

Pre-Primary

73 Net Enrolment Rate
2015 Est.
Grade 1 Entrants With ECCE Experience
83%
School Life Expectancy (years)
2.45
Net Enrolment Rate Above average by 0.7 standard deviations and falling by 1.4 per year
ECCE Experience Above average by 1 standard deviations and has little recorded momentum
School Life Expectancy Above average by 0.7 standard deviations and falling by 0.06 per year

Primary

86 Adjusted Net Enrolment Rate
2015 Est.
Out-Of-School Children Change (2000-2015)
130%
School Life Expectancy (years)
5.63
Adjusted Net Enrolment Rate Average and falling by 0.4 per year
Out-Of-School Children An estimated 130% increase between 2000 and 2015, growing by 1830 children per year
School Life Expectancy Above average by 0.1 standard deviations and falling by 0.02 per year

Lower Secondary

71 Adjusted Net Enrolment Rate
2015 Est.
Out-Of-School Children Change (2000-2015)
-86%
School Life Expectancy (years)
4.84
Adjusted Net Enrolment Rate Above average by 0.2 standard deviations and falling by 0.9 per year
Out-Of-School Children An estimated 86% decrease between 2000 and 2015, falling by 900 children per year
School Life Expectancy Below average by 0.4 standard deviations and falling by 0.01 per year

Upper Secondary

83 Adjusted Net Enrolment Rate
2015 Est.
Youth Unemployment
26.21%
Gross Enrolment Ratio
96.37
Adjusted Net Enrolment Rate Above average by 0.5 standard deviations and growing by 0.7 per year
Youth Unemployment Above average by 0.7 standard deviations and growing by 0.1 per year
Gross Enrolment Ratio Above average by 0.4 standard deviations and falling by 0.1 per year

Inequality

Disabilities Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol

Signed the Convention

Ratified the Convention

Signed the Protocol

Ratified the Protocol

Pre-primary Primary Lower Secondary Upper Secondary
Gender Parity Index
2015 Est.
1.01 0.99 0.99 1.11
Urban Rural
Urban-Rural Primary Dropout Rate 0.2 0.2
Top 20% Bottom 20%
Income Students with 1 Year ECCE 63% 27%
Primary Dropout Rate 0.1% 0.3%
Shadow Education A 2013 survey of Grade 11 students found that 90.3% received extra lessons.

Quality

Funding
(% of GDP)
Funding
(% of Budget)
2.42% 9.84%
Youth Literacy Rate Adult Literacy Rate
91% 82%
Learning
(Students at Lowest Benchmark)
Learning
(Students at Highest Benchmark)
Math N/A Math N/A
Science N/A Science N/A
Reading N/A Reading N/A
Pre-primary Primary Lower Secondary Upper Secondary
Funding (% of GDP) 1.05 Funding (% of GDP) 1.74 Funding (% of GDP) 1.15 Funding (% of GDP)
Teacher-Student Ratio 9 Teacher-Student Ratio 15 Teacher-Student Ratio 19 Teacher-Student Ratio 16
Trained Teachers 69% Trained Teachers 83% Trained Teachers 77% Trained Teachers 74%

"Averages" are calculated globally and clustered by Human Development Index levels (Very High, High, Medium, Low) using historical data to project 2015 figures.

‡ TIMSS-PIRLS
# PISA
† SACMEQ