RANKING – Le Figaro Étudiant publishes the scale of the best public and private colleges under contract in the general sector in France, based on the results of the 2019 patent.
Which colleges obtain the best results for the patent? If it is not compulsory for the passage in second, this examination remains the first that the pupils pass from the third class. To distinguish the performance of the establishments, we have therefore chosen to classify the colleges (excluding the vocational stream), taking into account the different mentions obtained in the patent. And even if these mentions should not be the only criteria for choosing an institution, it gives an idea of its academic level.
|Rang||NOM||Ville||Note le Figaro||Nombre de présents||taux de réussite|
|1||COLLEGE PRIVE MADELEINE DANIELOU||RUEIL-MALMAISON (92)||17.34||174||100,0%|
|2||COLLEGE PRIVE ECOLE INTERNATIONALE BILINGUE||PARIS 17E (75)||17.33||120||100,0%|
|3||COLLEGE PRIVE ST JOSEPH DU LOQUIDY-LA SALLE||NANTES (44)||17.32||256||99,6%|
|4||COLLEGE ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY||LYON 4E (69)||17.3||27||100,0%|
|5||COLLEGE PRIVE STANISLAS||PARIS 6E (75)||17.19||317||99,7%|
|6||COLLEGE PRIVE SAINT MICHEL||BOURGOIN-JALLIEU (38)||17.08||135||100,0%|
|7||COLLEGE PRIVE BLOMET||PARIS 15E (75)||17.06||174||98,9%|
|8||COLLEGE PRIVE LACORDAIRE||MARSEILLE 13E (13)||17.03||157||100,0%|
|9||COLLEGE PRIVE JEANNINE MANUEL||MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL (59)||17.01||82||100,0%|
|10||COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL||VALBONNE (06)||17.01||179||99,4%|
|11||COLLEGE PRIVE SAINT-LOUIS DE GONZAGUE||PARIS 16E (75)||16.96||178||100,0%|
|12||COLLEGE PRIVE LA TOUR||PARIS 16E (75)||16.95||159||100,0%|
|13||COLLEGE PRIVE NOTRE DAME DE FRANCE||MARSEILLE 6E (13)||16.94||90||100,0%|
|14||COLLEGE FRANCO ALLEMAND||BUC (78)||16.92||87||98,9%|
|15||COLLEGE PRIVE INSTITUTION DES CHARTREUX||LYON 1ER (69)||16.9||181||100,0%|
These data were compiled by the Department of Evaluation, Prospective and Performance (DEPP), the statistical service of the Ministry of National Education. Our ranking of colleges is based on the distribution of mentions in the 2019 general series patent for the 6,772 colleges that presented more than 20 candidates. We gave more points to establishments with the best words.
Some will be surprised at the absence of specific colleges such as the Education House of the Legion of Honor in Saint-Germain-en-Laye Yvelines (81.8% of “excellent” grades in 2019), a college for young girls which depends on the Grand Chancellery of the Legion of Honor, and the military college of Autun (71), which obtained in 2019, 38% of mentions very well, and which depends, for its part, on the Ministry of Defense.
This is not an oversight. The statistical services of the ministry do not list these public colleges.
Private colleges take the lead.
This ranking shows without surprise the domination of private establishments. Madeleine-Daniélou in Rueil-Malmaison, the International Bilingual School in the XVIIth century, Saint-Joseph du Loquidy in Nantes, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Lyon, form the closed circle of the four colleges that obtained more than 80% of mentions “Perfect” for the patent in 2019. By way of comparison, according to a note from the DEPP in 2019, 20.5% of college students obtained the patent with an excellent mention.
On the public side, these are the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry colleges in Lyon, the international college of Valbonne (06), the Franco-German college of Buc (Yvelines), and the School City of Sports Excellence in Abymes (97) in Guadeloupe who come out on top. One may wonder why the Henri IV college, 32nd, 63.5% of notable mentions, is not higher in this list. Unlike the lycée, the assignment to the Henri IV college in Paris is not made based on school records, but according to sectorization, like any other public establishment.
“A student who has dyslexia problems will not go to the same college as another”Gilles Demarquet, President of Apel
Colleges lycées do better than others.
It is also the selection at the entrance of private colleges, which partly explains the better performance. However, sorting at entry does not explain everything because many colleges are selective without achieving the same results.
For Frédéric Gautier, director of the Stanislas College in Paris, 5th with 79.8% of excellent grades, its strength lies in being an establishment that goes from kindergarten to preparatory classes. “This is a factor that has a huge impact on student emulation and collaboration between teachers. Young people project themselves more easily into studies and success. And if we realize that college students have shortcomings, elementary school teachers can rectify teaching quickly, by insisting on the rules of the past participle, for example,” he explains. A rule that also applies to public establishments. On the whole, the middle schools are doing much better.
Please note, however, that the academic level in private education may vary from one establishment to another.
As Gilles Demarquet, president of Apel (Association of parents of free education pupils) explains: “Each child is unique. And these colleges serve different needs. A pupil who has dyslexia problems, who has special needs, will not go to the same establishment as a child who has facilities”.
Finally, with a patent obtained entirely in continuous assessment in 2020, it is unknown whether this classification will make sense next year. What will have, on the other hand, is to compare the evolution over two years, between 2019, an average year, and 2020, an evaluation entirely in continuous assessment, to know if specific colleges have been disadvantaged?