...South Auckland Middle School asked for a review of its decile rating last year and in June the Ministry of Education decided it was a decile 1C school, meaning it had a high concentration of children from the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
…”Having a look at the other schools in the locality we realised that they were all decile 1 or at most decile 2, so we asked for a decile review… because there is some incremental funding if you are at a lower decile.”
Mr Poole recently compared his school’s results for 2015 to those of two other decile 1 schools, which had much lower national standards pass rates…
Across Year 7 & 8 these are the combined National Standards figures for SAMS at the end of 2015
SAMS (decile 1 – 93% Maori or Pasifika)
Reading: 71.6% of students At or Above National Standard
Writing: 73.4% of students At or Above National Standard
Maths: 70% of students At or Above National Standard
Compare and contrast: Manurewa Intermediate is the same decile level and is located in the same area.
Manurewa Intermediate (decile 1)
Reading 34% of students At or Above National Standard
Writing 37% of students At of Above National Standard
Maths 37% of students At or Above National Standard Read more »