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|• Estimate (2010)||5,261|
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Not really urban in character, Above Rocks is dominated by St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and its many institutions: the health clinic, St. Mary's All-Age School, St. Mary's College, Jamaica, the School for the Handicapped, and the Trade Training Centre which has recently become a HEART Academy. The post office is located on the church grounds. The area also has a police station.
There are no shops other than small corner shops with few commodities.
Because of good bus transportation, the area is really a dormitory area for Kingston, with residents traveling the 10 miles (16 km) out to work each day and students coming in to school.
In 1970, Above Rocks was the ninth largest town in St. Catherine, with a population of 2,084; in 1991 it was still ninth, with 3,262 residents.
St. Mary’s All-Age School is located in Above Rocks St. Catherine Jamaica. It is consist of grade one to grade nine, there are a lot of caring and loving teacher’s at my school. There is one Guidance Counselor Office, a Principal Office, a Computer Lab, a Library, a Tuck Shop, a Play Field and a Boy and Girl Bathroom. There are a lot of activities at St. Mary’s All-Age School like: • Boys and Girls Scout • Tennis Club • Brownies Club • Spelling Club • Reading Club • Environmental Club • 4H Club
St. Mary’s All-Age School is one of the greatest schools in Jamaica, with high standards set by uplifting, caring and well trained teachers like: • Ms. Wallace • Ms. Burke • Ms. Creary • Ms. D. Rowe • Ms. Nemard
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- "Above Rocks, Saint Catherine, Jamaica". World Gazetteer.
- Above Rocks, Saint Catherine, Jamaica at GEOnet Names Server