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Ascot High School

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Type  Public
Grades  7-12
Address  Port, Jamaica
Motto  Working for success
Average class size  36
Principal  Cedric Murray
Song  Together We Can
Phone  +1 876-740-0884
Founded  1997
Teaching staff  60
Ascot High School

Houses  Tulip (blue), Hibiscus (red), Marigold (yellow) & Boogie (green)
Colour(s)  Purple, grey and yellow

Ascot high school

Ascot High School is a coeducational secondary school for 11- to 18-year-olds in Portmore, St Catherine, Jamaica. It admits students who pass the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).


The school shares a site with Ascot Primary School, Ascot Basic School and a large, multi-purpose sports field used by all three schools.


Ascot High School opened in 1997 with a small number of students and teachers. It has grown to 1,400 students and 60 staff.


Subjects include: English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Caribbean History, Spanish, Religious Education, English Literature, Clothing and Textile, Home Economics Management, Food and Nutrition, Accounts, Principles of Business, Office Administration, Electronic Data Processing Management (EDPM), Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, and Physical Education.

Notable incidents

In May 2009, the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams were disrupted when there was a shoot-out on the school grounds.

Annual celebrations

  • Culture Day
  • Sports

    Ascot High School participates in many inter school sports competitions including basketball, netball, football, track and field, and volleyball.

    Ascot High has attractive, modern buildings and facilities. These include three science laboratories, three information technology laboratories, a music room, a library, an auditorium, and a visual arts room. Ascot High School has no cafeteria; students eat inside their classrooms.


    Ascot High School Wikipedia