2017 High School Rankings

See how your school stacked up in 2017.

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Read this guide to see how Schools in NSW performed in relation to each other. The 2017 High School Rankings have been derived from information made available by NESA publicly.

In this 2017 High School rankings article, we provide you with an easy to understand analysis of the top 150 schools based on their performance. We have broken the data down into :

 

Breakdown of top 150 NSW Schools

The pie chart below shows the breakdown of the top 150 schools by their school type.

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Key insights:

  • 8 % of the schools in the top 150 rankings are government non-selective schools.
  • 21% of the schools in the top 150 rankings are government selective schools.
  • 71% of the schools in the top 150 rankings are independent schools.

Top 10 schools by school type

A list of the top 10 performing schools from each of the above categories are tabulated below.

Top 10 Government/Selective Schools

 No Overall Ranking Top 10 Government/Selective Schools 2017 Success Rate
1 1 James Ruse Agricultural High School (Carlingford) 77.42%
2 2 Baulkham Hills High School 61.55%
3 3 North Sydney Boys High School (Crows Nest) 59.14%
4 4 Sydney Girls High School (Surry Hills) 56.77%
5 5 Sydney Boys High School (Moore Park) 55.10%
6 7 Hornsby Girls High School 53.27%
7 8 North Sydney Girls High School (Crows Nest) 51.18%
8 10 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus 48.94%
9 11 Conservatorium High School (Sydney) 47.74%
10 12 Fort Street High School (Petersham) 45.30%

Top 10 Government/Non-Selective Schools

No Overall Ranking Top 10 Government/Non-Selective Schools 2017 Success Rate
1 53 Cheltenham Girls High School (Cheltenham) 25.67%
2 60 Parramatta Marist High School (Westmead) 22.47%
3 61 Willoughby Girls High School 22.20%
4 68 Cherrybrook Technology High School 21.09%
5 78 Killara High School 18.62%
6 79 Carlingford High School 18.60%
7 84 Mackellar Girls School 17.79%
8 86 Epping Boys High School (Marsfield) 17.36%
9 91 Castle Hill High School 16.79%
10 93 Burwood Girls High School 16.71%

Top 10 Independent Schools

No Overall Ranking Top 10 Independent Schools 2017 Success Rates
1 6 Sydney Grammar School (Darlinghurst) 54.16%
2 9 Ascham School (Edgecliff) 50.18%
3 14 Abbotsleigh (Wahroonga) 43.71%
4 15 Moriah College (Queens Park) 43.11%
5 16 SCEGGS Darlinghurst 42.28%
6 17 Reddam House (Woollahra) 42.08%
7 18 Kambala (Rose Bay) 39.00%
8 19 Knox Grammar School (Wahroonga) 37.87%
9 20 Pymble Ladies’ College 37.16%
10 21 Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney (Croydon) 37.04%

 

Most improved schools in 2017

The graph below shows some of the most improved schools in 2017 High School rankings.

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Top 150 Schools by Success Rate

If you would like an explanation of how this data is organised and how to use it, please read the Overview to the Beginner’s Guide to High School Rankings.

Terminology

  • High Scores: The total number of Band 6 results from the school.
  • Total HSC Exams Sat: The total number of course completions from the school
  • 2017 Success Rate: The ratio of High scores to Total HSC Exams Sat.

The top 150 schools by their success rate are shown in the table below:

School 2017 Ranking 2016 Ranking 2015 Ranking 2017 Success Rate High Scores 2017 Total HSC Exams 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 Grammar 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 Grammar 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
SCEGGS 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.

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