2020 HSC High School Rankings

HSC and ATAR results were released on the 18th of December! Check to see how your school stacked up in 2020!

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Read this guide to see how Sydney’s Schools performed in relation to each other. The 2020 HSC High School Rankings are derived from the NESA data that is publicly available. Our rankings include a complete list of schools and results based on their HSC performance.

 

We have included the rankings from 2018 and 2019 to provide an overview of each school’s performance history.

 

What’s in this 2020 HSC High School Rankings guide?

In this 2020 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 the 150 NSW schools for the HSC

The pie chart provided below shows the distribution of the top 150 schools by their type – government non-selective, government selective, and independent.

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In the 2020 High School rankings article, we will provide you with an easy to understand analysis of the top 150 schools based on their performance.

 

Top 10 Schools by Type

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

Top 10 Government/Selective Schools in 2020

 No Overall Ranking Top 10 Government/Selective Schools 2020 Success Rate
1  1  James Ruse Agricultural High School (Carlingford) 68.47%
2  2  Baulkham Hills High School 63.69%%
3  3  North Sydney Boys High School (Crows Nest) 59.64%
4  4  North Sydney Girls High School (Crows Nest) 58.68%
5  6  Hornsby Girls High School 58.06%
6  7  Normanhurst Boys High School 54.62%
7 8  Conservatorium High School (Sydney) 52.05%
8 9  Sydney Girls High School (Surry Hills) 50.97%
9 10  Sydney Boys High School (Moore Park) 47.49%
10  13 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus 44.97%

 

Top 10 Government/Non-Selective Schools in 2020

No Overall Ranking Top 10 Independent Schools 2020 Success Rates
1 43 NBSC Mackellar Girls School 28.03%
2 46 Parramatta Marist High School (Westmead) 26.69%
3 59 Willoughby Girls High School 24.60%
4 76 Epping Boys High School (Marsfield) 19.56%
5 82  Burwood Girls High School 18.58%
6 84  Cheltenham Girls High School (Cheltenham) 18.40%
7 87  Killarney Heights High School 18.14%
8 90  Cherrybrook Technology High School 17.78%
9 97  Carlingford High School 16.21%
10 100  Killara High School 15.88%

Top 10 Independent Schools in 2020

No Overall Ranking Top 10 Government/Non-Selective Schools 2020 Success Rate
1  5  Sydney Grammar School (Darlinghurst)  58.06%
2  11  Ascham School (Edgecliff)  46.32%
3  12  Reddam House (Woollahra)  45.72%
4  14 SCEGGS Darlinghurst 43.69%
5  15 Wenona School (North Sydney) 43.36%
6  16 Abbotsleigh (Wahroonga) 42.67%
7  17 Meriden School (Strathfield) 42.16%
8  19 Knox Grammar School (Wahroonga) 40.92%
9 20  St Aloysius’ College (Kirribilli) 40.66%
10 21  Kambala (Rose Bay) 39.76%

 

Most improved schools in 2020 HSC

The graph below shows a selection of the most improved schools in the 2020 high school rankings

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Top 150 Schools by HSC Success Rate in 2020

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.

 

How to Read the HSC High School Rankings:

Terminology

  • High Scores: the number of Band 6 scores.
  • Total HSC exams sat: the number of merit list course completions.
  • 2020 Success Rate: the high scores expressed as a percentage of entries, rounded to two decimal places.

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

 

 

School 2020 Ranking 2019 Ranking 2018 Ranking Success Rate High Scores 2020 Total HSC
Exams Sat
James Ruse Agricultural High School (Carlingford) 1  1 1 68.47% 708  1034
Baulkham Hills High School 2  9 5 63.69% 800  1256
North Sydney Boys High School (Crows Nest) 3  3 2 59.64% 526 882
North Sydney Girls High School (Crows Nest) 4 7 6 58.68% 541 922
Sydney Grammar School (Darlinghurst) 5 4 3 58.06% 670 1154
Hornsby Girls High School 6 5 8 54.63% 395 723
Normanhurst Boys High School 7 11 16 54.62% 402 736
Conservatorium High School (Sydney) 8 2 52.05% 89 171
Sydney Girls High School (Surry Hills) 9 6 4 50.97% 499 979
Sydney Boys High School (Moore Park) 10 10 7 47.49% 596 1255
Ascham School (Edgecliff) 11 24 18 46.32% 296 639
Reddam House (Woollahra) 12 8 9 45.72% 294 643
Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus 13 13 10 44.97% 362 805
SCEGGS Darlinghurst 14 16 25 43.69% 301 689
Wenona School (North Sydney) 15 25 13 43.36% 356 821
Abbotsleigh (Wahroonga) 16 12 11 42.67% 399 935
Meriden School (Strathfield) 17 14 12 42.16% 379 899
Fort Street High School (Petersham) 18 19 15 41.95% 383 913
Knox Grammar School (Wahroonga) 19 22 23 40.92% 845 2065
St Aloysius’ College (Kirribilli) 20 42 37 40.66% 372 915
Kambala (Rose Bay) 21 15 14 39.76% 163 410
Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney (Croydon) 22 20 17 39.46% 266 674
Loreto Kirribilli 23 18 39 39.13% 313 800
St Luke’s Grammar School (Dee Why) 24  28 34 38.26% 202 528
Tangara School for Girls (Cherrybrook) 25 103 92 36.97% 61 65
Loreto Normanhurst 26 27 46 36.32% 340 936
Girraween High School 27 21 20 35.65% 292 819
Tara Anglican School for Girls (North Parramatta) 28 43 48 34.65% 158 456
St Catherine’s School (Waverley) 29 17 28 33.80% 219 648
Caringbah High School 30 48 40 32.79% 283 863
Pymble Ladies’ College 31 29 21 32.60% 457 1402
Al Noori Muslim School 32 33 42 35.44% 112 16
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Glenfield) 33 26 31 30.98% 259 836
The King’s School (North Parramatta) 34 62 41 30.70% 393 1280
Roseville College 35 44  36 30.22% 168 556
Cranbrook School (Bellevue Hill) 36 30 33 29.75% 249 837
Penrith High School 37 45 27 29.69% 274 923
Emanuel School (Randwick) 38 41 45 29.52% 98 332
St George Girls High School (Kogarah) 39 32 19  29.34% 272 927
SHORE – Sydney Church of England Grammar School (North Sydney) 40 37 22 28.80% 335 163
Moriah College (Queens Park) 41 38 32 28.69% 210 732
Sydney Technical High School (Bexley) 42 40 24 28.34% 242 854
NBSC Mackellar Girls School 43 91 99 28.03% 220 785
St Ignatius’ College (Lane Cove) 44 58 61 27.74% 403  1453
Newcastle Grammar School 45 55 35 27.62% 129 467
Parramatta Marist High School (Westmead) 46 83 64 26.69% 190 712
Barker College (Hornsby) 47 56 51 26.66% 513 1924
Santa Sabina College (Strathfield) 48 47 30 26.53% 160 630
Brigidine College Randwick 49 64 107 26.25% 173 659
Merewether High School (Broadmeadow) 50 49 59 26.20% 273 1042
MLC School (Burwood) 51 63 43 26.10% 125 479
St Vincent’s College (Potts Point) 52 59 130 26.06% 160 614
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College (North Sydney) 53 53 47 25.94% 180 694
Al-Faisal College 54 23 26 25.77% 176 683
Alpha Omega Senior College (Auburn) 55 68 38 25.64% 120 468
Kincoppal – Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart 56 36 44 25.50% 127 498
IPEKA Integrated Christian School 57 122 74 25.20% 95 377
Ravenswood School for Girls (Gordon) 58 54 54 25.10% 124 494
Willoughby Girls High School 59 67 50 24.60% 171 695
Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus 60 70 62 24.54% 106 432
Northholm Grammar School 61 113 23.50% 47 200
Brigidine College St Ives 62 50 57 22.71% 164 722
The Scots College (Bellevue Hill) 63 61 53 22.55% 228 1011
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School 64 22.53% 41 182
Queenwood School for Girls (Mosman) 65 31 29 22.45% 66 294
St Augustine’s College Sydney 66 78 65 22.31% 170 762
Frensham School (Mittagong) 67 46 55 22.22% 78 351
Smiths Hill High School (Wollongong) 68 39 49 21.46% 147 685
Chatswood High School 69 65 76 21.45% 163 760
Sefton High School 70 75 73 21.38% 183 856
St Joseph’s College (Hunters Hill) 71 108 79 21.07% 240 1139
Gosford High School 72 52 58 20.78% 213 025
Oxford Falls Grammar School 73 92 103 20.55% 89 433
St Spyridon College (Kingsford) 74 97 71 19.81% 61 308
Danebank – An Anglican School For Girls (Hurstville) 75 34 60 19.63% 84 428
Epping Boys High School (Marsfield) 76 117 89 19.56% 195 997
St Ursula’s College (Kingsgrove) 77 66 84 19.50% 172 882
Macarthur Anglican School (Cobbitty) 78 57 72 19.45% 92 473
Arden Anglican School 79 106 142 19.35% 84 434
Bethany College 80 72 95 19.32% 165 54
Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta 81 155 80 18.84% 150 796
Burwood Girls High School 82 111 126 18.58% 199 1071
Central Coast Grammar School 83 100 56 18.43% 101 548
Cheltenham Girls High School (Cheltenham) 84 80 63 18.40% 203 1103
St Philip’s Christian College – Waratah 85 172 109 18.21% 100 549
St Clare’s College (Waverly) 86 95 77 18.18% 78 429
Killarney Heights High School 87 79 87 18.14% 115 634
St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox College 88 69 78 18.08% 62 343
Australian International School Singapore 89 218 31 173
Cherrybrook Technology High School 90 88 81 17.78% 307 1727
Newtown Performance Art School 91 107 66 17.77% 148 833
St Andrew’s Cathedral School 92 76 138 17.42% 96 551
Mercy Catholic College (Chatswood) 93 99 140 17.35% 89 513
William Clarke College 94 98 128 17.14% 128 747
Rose Bay Secondary College 95 177 16.57% 144 869
International Grammar School (Ultimo) 96 60 101 16.35% 94 575
Carlingford High School 97 124 69 16.21% 160 987
Hunter Valley Grammar School (Ashtonfield) 98 118 70 16.08% 91 566
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College 99 136 82 16.01% 106 665
Stella Maris College 100 77 15.88% 71 447
Killara High School 100 90 68 15.88%  213 1341
Aquinas Catholic College 102 158 119 15.55% 107 688
St Mary’s Cathedral College (Sydney) 103 82 90 15.53% 98 631
St Euphemia College 104 94 15.48% 37 239
Marist College Eastwood 105 121 108 15.16% 67 442
The Hills Grammar School 106 84 91 15.00% 51 340
St George Christian School (Hurstville) 107 116 118 14.78% 55 372
Strathfield Girls High School 108 96 86 14.76% 121 820
St Scholastica’s College Glebe Point 109 135 115 14.66% 123 839
Freeman Catholic College 110 102 96 14.60% 159 1089
St Ives High School 111 86 113 14.55% 102 701
Trinity Grammar School 112 126 111 14.49% 99 683
Masada College (St Ives) 113 35 52 14.36% 28 195
St Pius X College 114 101 94 14.34% 121 844
Blue Mountains Grammar School 115  227  14.33% 44 307
Marcellin College 116 147 129 14.16% 93 657
Marist College Kogarah 117 87 127 14.15% 87 615
Inaburra School 118 155 105 13.97% 76 544
Amity College, Prestons 119 105 125  13.94% 108 775
Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater Senior Campus 120 115 123 13.79% 209 1516
Davidson High School 121 217  13.77% 61 443
Castle Hill High School 122 89 83 13.73% 201 1464
Ryde Secondary College 123 154 139 13.68% 113 826
Macquarie Field High School 124 160 13.60% 122 897
St Patrick’s College (Strathfield) 125 71 93 13.47% 115 854
Mount St Benedict College (Pennant Hills) 126 74 67 13.46% 114 847
Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich 128 130 106 13.16% 114 866
Marist Catholic College Penshurst 129 125 108 13.10% 63 481
Pittwater House Schools 130 85 13.08% 59 428
Marist College North Shore 131 122  12.79%  84  657
Mount Carmel Catholic College 132 162  12.73%  90 707
Australian International School Hong Kong 133 12.58% 19 151
Covenant Christian School 134 127 12.55% 61 486
Waverley College 135 129 134 12.55% 96 765
Oakhill College Castle Hill 136 179 135 12.31% 232 1884
St Philip’s Christian College – Port Stephens 137 404  12.21% 26 213
Pacific Hills Christian School 138 93 12.19% 78 640
St Columba Anglican School 139 114 137 12.18% 61 501
Redfield College 140  12.14% 25  206
St Charbel’s College 141 138 143 12.13% 54 445
Northern Beaches Christian School 142 150 12.10% 57 471
William Carey Christian School 143 166  11.90% 59 496
Gilroy Catholic College 144 148 11.86% 97 818
Australian International School Malaysia 145 142 102 11.81% 28 237
Xavier Catholic College Ballina 146 149 11.73% 76 648
De La Salle Catholic College 147 188 11.70% 130 1111
Arndell Anglican College 148  11.67%  51  437
Emmanuel Anglican College 149  11.67%  28  240
Oxley College (Burradoo) 150 51 85 11.60%  45  388

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

Also available is the 2019 High School Rankings.

 

 

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