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Fifth graders at the Alomot elementary school in Efrat, February 21, 2021.

The Efrat high school education system is one of the best nationwide, fourth highest in the number of students who complete their “bagrut” matriculation exams, according to a report released Wednesday by the Ministry of Education.

The community, just a few minutes south of Jerusalem, also invests more than any other in its middle school students, according to the Ministry of Education.

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Efrat placed ninth in investments in the education of its high school students. Eighty-three percent of Efrat students have positive feelings about their schools, and 85 percent of people who teach in Efrat expressed satisfaction with their schools.

Gush Etzion finished in the top five country-wide for students who achieve matriculation exam certificates. Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne’eman praised the results in a statement announcing the achievement.

“We are proud of our students for their accomplishments in finishing in the top five (percentage-wise) in matriculation exam certification country-wide and finishing first throughout Judea and Samaria,” Ne’eman said.

“Congratulations are also due to the Bnei Akiva high school for girls in Rosh Tzurim, which had a 100 percent rate of obtaining matriculation certifications. The school posted unprecedented numbers and also achieved extremely high scores in math.

“In Gush Etzion we strive for the highest standards of education while connecting our students to the heritage of this integral part of our country. We will continue along the same path in order to continue future achievements in the field of education.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.