League tables published last week show how well schools across the county fared with GCSE results.
Mill Hill School in Ripley was placed twelth out of 32 schools in Derbyshire, with 63 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A*-C GCSEs including English and maths.
Michael House School, in Shipley, was placed at 16 with 60 per cent, while two places behind was John Flamsteed Community School, in Denby with 59 per cent.
At 20, 22 and 23 were Swanwick Hall School with 58 per cent, Aldercar College, Langley Mill, with 54 per cent and Heanor Gate Science College with 53 per cent. Alfreton Grange Arts College was placed at 26th position with 51 per cent and Frederick Gent School, South Normanton, came in at 29 with 43 per cent.
Schools in the Derbyshire County Council area saw an average rise from 57.2 per cent in 2012 to 59.1 per cent last year in pupils gaining five more A* to C grades with English and maths – the measure by which schools are judged – bucking the national trend which saw a dip from 59.4 per cent to 59.2 per cent.
A figure below 40 per cent for a school instigates inspections. This applies to three city schools – Merrill Academy at 29 per cent, Bemrose School on 34 per cent and City of Derby Academy, formerly Sinfin Community School, with 35 per cent. The top three schools were Ockbrook School with 100 per cent, Repton School at 99 per cent and Wilsthorpe Comm School, Long Eaton, at 97 per cent.