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Druze town again leads Israel in matriculating high schoolers

Illustrative: Yehud Comprehensive High School students take their mathematics English matriculation examination (Bagrut), in Yehud, July 8, 2020. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)
Illustrative: Yehud Comprehensive High School students take their mathematics English matriculation examination (Bagrut), in Yehud, July 8, 2020. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

The northern Druze town of Beit Jann leads among all Israeli communities in the percentage of high school students who passed the matriculation exam in 2020.

Beit Jann has topped the rankings numerous time in recent years, though it scores far below other communities with high matriculation rates in terms of socioeconomic measures.

Following Beit Jann in the Education Ministry’s rankings are Givatayim, Modiin, Efrat, Hod Hasharon, Gedera, Deir Hanna, Ramat Hasharon, Drom Hasharon and Lev Hasharon. Both Beit Jann and Deir Hanna have socioeconomic rankings of three, while all the other communities in the top 10 have a score of at least six or above.

At the bottom of the list are primarily communities with significant ultra-Orthodox populations and several Arab towns.

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