2017 High School Rankings

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Patrick Condliffe

Read this guide to see how Sydney’s Schools performed in relation to each other. The 2017 High School Rankings have been derived from the NSW Board of Studies. Our rankings include a complete list of schools and results based on their HSC performance.

We have included the rankings from 2015 and 2016 to provide an overview of each school’s performance history.

 

2017 High School Rankings

The chart below provides a break down of the data. This illustrates the proportions of schools that made this year’s top 150:

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This is a list of the top ten performing schools from each of the above categories:

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The graph below shows the biggest movers and shakers for 2017:

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How to read the HSC rankings:

Terminology

  • High Scores: the number of Band 6 scores.
  • Total HSC exams sat: the number of merit list course completions.
  • 2017 Success Rate: the high scores expressed as a percentage of Entries, rounded to two decimal places.

 

School

2017 Ranking

2016 Ranking

2015 Ranking

2017 Success Rate

High Scores

2017 Total HSC Exam Sat

James Ruse Agricultural High School (Carlingford)

1 1 1 77.42% 785 1014

Baulkham Hills High School

2 2 6 61.55% 778 1264

North Sydney Boys High School (Crows Nest)

3 3 4 59.14% 579 979

Sydney Girls High School (Surry Hills)

4 13 3 56.77% 570 1004

Sydney Boys High School (Moore Park)

5 7 5 55.10% 681 1236

Sydney Grammar School (Darlinghurst)

6 6 10 54.16% 644 1189

Hornsby Girls High School

7 5 7 53.27% 416 781

North Sydney Girls High School (Crows Nest)

8 4 2 51.18% 478 934

Ascham School (Edgecliff)

9 18 11 50.18% 284 566

Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus

10 9 14 48.94% 393 803

Conservatorium High School (Sydney)

11 10 19 47.74% 95 199

Fort Street High School (Petersham)

12 21 31 45.30% 448 989

Normanhurst Boys High School

13 11 25 44.98% 363 807

Abbotsleigh (Wahroonga)

14 14 9 43.71% 389 890

Moriah College (Queens Park)

15 27 18 43.11% 297 689

SCEGGS Darlinghurst

16 12 13 42.28% 274 648

Reddam House (Woollahra)

17 8 17 42.08% 186 442

Kambala (Rose Bay)

18 16 12 39.00% 195 500

Knox Grammar School (Wahroonga)

19 28 38 37.87% 660 1743

Pymble Ladies’ College

20 31 21 37.16% 508 1367

Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney (Croydon)

21 36 20 37.04% 270 729

Girraween High School

22 20 8 36.54% 300 821

Meriden School (Strathfield)

23 22 16 36.33% 214 589

St George Girls High School (Kogarah)

24 17 22 35.38% 323 913

Roseville College

25 40 28 34.79% 199 572

Tangara School for Girls (Cherrybrook)

26 76 85 34.36% 67 195

Penrith High School

27 32 29 34.24% 329 961

Kincoppal – Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

28 24 47 33.72% 205 608

Sydney Technical High School (Bexley)

29 35 40 32.63% 280 858

Loreto Kirribilli

30 25 37 32.45% 257 792

MLC School (Burwood)

31 67 48 32.22% 145 450

The King’s School (North Parramatta)

32 30 39 31.88% 380 1192

Wenona School (North Sydney)

33 15 33 31.53% 216 685

SHORE – Sydney Church of England Grammar School (North Sydney)

34 26 35 31.48% 345 1096

Alpha Omega Senior College (Auburn)

35 41 52 31.16% 148 475

St Aloysius’ College (Kirribilli)

36 23 30 31.06% 282 908

Queenwood School for Girls (Mosman)

37 19 15 30.79% 109 354

Merewether High School (Broadmeadow)

38 37 44 30.72% 337 1097

Caringbah High School

39 29 36 30.62% 267 872

Ravenswood School for Girls (Gordon)

40 39 34 30.02% 172 573

Cranbrook School (Bellevue Hill)

41 55 50 29.65% 274 924

Loreto Normanhurst

42 44 26 29.13% 298 1023

Emanuel School (Randwick)

43 38 56 29.11% 108 371

Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Glenfield)

44 34 23 30.22% 281 966

Al Noori Muslim School

45 100 28.35% 91 321

St Ignatius’ College (Lane Cove)

46 47 60 27.88% 402 1442

Santa Sabina College (Strathfield)

47 46 62 27.26% 181 664

Frensham School (Mittagong)

48 50 46 27.00% 91 337

Masada College (St Ives)

49 74 24 26.83% 77 287

Gosford High School

50 48 42 26.48% 282 1065

Barker College (Hornsby)

51 33 49 25.84% 493 1908

Brigidine College Randwick

52 56 64 25.83% 210 813

Cheltenham Girls High School (Cheltenham)

53 53 61 25.67% 277 1079

Al-Faisal College

54 42 N/A 24.07% 123 511

Sefton High School

55 52 54 23.65% 241 1019

St Luke’s Grammar School (Dee Why)

56 57 93 23.45% 121 516

St Catherine’s School (Waverley)

57 45 59 23.27% 151 649

Newtown Performance Art School

58 82 N/A 23.17% 199 859

Danebank – An Anglican School For Girls (Hurstville)

59 68 74 22.75% 144 633

Parramatta Marist High School (Westmead)

60 51 68 22.47% 195 868

Willoughby Girls High School

61 65 51 22.20% 192 865

Arden Anglican School

62 115 22.09% 91 412

St Augustine’s College Sydney

63 95 21.79% 185 849

Trinity Gramma School

64 104 21.67% 169 780

Freeman Catholic College

65 69 N/A 21.55% 236 1095

Chatswood High School

66 73 79 21.29% 201 944

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College (North Sydney)

67 72 45 21.12% 192 909

Cherrybrook Technology High School

68 58 65 21.09% 374 1773

Malek Fahd Islamic School

69 76 20.84% 79 379

Brigidine College St Ives

70 49 89 20.64% 155 751

Marist College Kogarah

71 122 20.52% 133 648

International Grammar School (Ultimo)

72 94 82 20.50% 115 561

Australian International School Hong Kong

73 54 20.00% 47 235

The Scots College (Bellevue Hill)

74 78 53 19.63% 211 1075

Tara Anglican School for Girls (North Parramatta)

75 43 32 19.56% 88 450

Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta

76 97 19.28% 151 783

St Joseph’s College (Hunters Hill)

77 88 94 19.17% 216 1127

Killara High School

78 61 57 18.62% 245 1316

Carlingford High School

79 85 86 18.60% 175 941

Smiths Hill High School (Wollongong)

80 60 41 18.58% 147 791

Mount St Benedict College (Pennant Hills)

81 86 83 18.56% 137 738

Oxley College (Burradoo)

82 63 98 18.37% 70 381

Central Coast Grammar School

83 70 17.90% 111 620

Mackellar Girls School

84 91 N/A 17.79% 171 961

Newcastle Grammar School

85 64 73 17.70% 80 452

Epping Boys High School (Marsfield)

86 117 84 17.36% 197 1135

Northholm Grammar School

87 150+ 17.16% 35 204

Newington College

88 87 17.14% 170 992

Bethany College

89 116 17.06% 136 797

Redfield College

90 59 N/A 17.04% 38 223

Castle Hill High School

91 103 80 16.79% 231 1376

Inaburra School

92 118 16.73% 94 562

Burwood Girls High School

93 110 16.71% 181 1083

Shire Christian School

94 150+ 16.48% 60 364

Macquarie Grammar School (Sydney)

95 144 77 16.40% 51 311

St Patrick’s College (Strathfield)

96 90 16.38% 161 983

St Ursula’s College (Kingsgrove)

97 75 67 16.14% 137 849

Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus

98 62 88 16.12% 39 242

St Vincent’s College (Potts Point)

99 79 87 15.80% 103 652

The Hills Gramma School

100 71 N/A 15.77% 79 501

Oxford Falls Grammar School

101 105 15.72% 69 439

Rose Bay Secondary College

102 107 15.55% 107 688

St Columba Anglican School

103 81 15.54% 76 489

St Scholastica’s College Glebe Point

104 101 96 15.53% 141 908

St Andrew’s Cathedral School

105 137 15.48% 102 659

Clancy Catholic College

106 143 15.25% 120 787

Strathfield Girls High School

107 99 72 15.03% 170 1131

Prairiewood High School

108 150+ 15.02% 126 839

St Spyridon College (Kingsford)

109 150+ 66 14.93% 50 335

Hills Adventist College

110 150+ 14.79% 25 169

Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich

111 111 100 14.78% 125 846

Mount St Joseph Milperra

112 126 14.77% 123 833

St Philip’s Christian College – Waratah

113 150+ 14.52% 80 551

Macarthur Anglican School (Cobbitty)

114 93 75 14.35% 60 418

De La Salle College (Revesby Heights)

115 150+ 14.29% 60 420

Canberra Grammar School (Red Hill)

116 98 55 14.18% 80 564

Ryde Secondary College

117 83 N/A 14.15% 121 855

St Mary’s Cathedral College (Sydney)

118 109 13.94% 74 531

St John Bosco College

119 130 13.67% 70 512

Cerdon College

120 150+ 13.45% 136 1011

Moorebank High School

121 128 13.40% 95 709

Parramatta High School

122 96 N/A 13.37% 86 643

Oakhill College Castle Hill

123 150+ 13.35% 266 1992

Mercy Catholic College (Chatswood)

124 66 76 13.32% 73 548

Trinity Catholic College Lismore

125 150+ 13.29% 122 918

Georges River Grammar

126 139 13.25% 33 249

Amity College, Prestons

127 114 92 13.15% 86 654

Martist College North Shore

128 145 13.02% 88 676

Rosebank College

129 150+ 12.95% 118 911

Kinross Wolaroi School

130 106 12.95% 109 842

Macqurie Field High School

131 80 N/A 12.94% 114 881

Turramurra High School

132 130 12.85% 127 988

Redeemer Baptist School

133 12.79% 22 172

St George Christian School (Hurstville)

134 150+ 99 12.78% 40 313

Domremy Catholic College

135 12.75% 58 455

Mount St Patrick College

136 77 N/A 12.72% 78 613

IPEKA Integrated Christian School

137 92 12.56% 50 398

Kildare Catholic College

138 150+ 12.52% 65 519

MacKillop College Port Macquarie

139 150+ 12.49% 106 849

St Patrick’s Marist College

140 149 12.44% 102 820

Bethlehem College

141 150+ 12.40% 81 653

Marcellin College

142 141 12.25% 92 751

Blaxland High School

143 150+ 12.20% 76 623

Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus

144 120 12.18% 183 1503

Wollondilly Anglican College

145 150+ 12.13% 37 305

SCECGS Redlands

146 150+ 11.96% 53 443

Hunter School of Performing Arts

147 150+ 11.95% 85 711

PLC Armidale

148 11.89% 22 185

The Illawarra Grammar School

149 150+ 11.88% 50 421

St Paul’s Catholic College (Manly)

150 150+ 11.72% 51 435

Please note, these tables and charts are made using publicly available data.

Also available is the  2016 High School Rankings.

 

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