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The following table lists the nation's top high schools based on the number of their alumni who received the top order of Australia honours - Companion of the Order (AC) between 1975 and 2010. There are 435 people who have received Companion since the honours were first awarded in 1975. The Companion is Australia’s greatest civic honour. In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

Rank School No. of AC Awards % Total Awards
1 Scotch College, Melbourne 19 4.4
2 Geelong Grammar School 17 3.9
3 Sydney Boys High School 13 3.0
4 Fort Street Boys' High 10 2.3
Perth Modern School 10 2.3
St Peter's College, Adelaide 10 2.3
7 Melbourne Grammar School 9 2.1
North Sydney Boys High School 9 2.1
The King's School, Parramatta 9 2.1
10 Launceston Church Grammar School 6 1.4
Melbourne High School 6 1.4
Wesley College, Melbourne 6 1.4
Xavier College, Melbourne 6 1.4

Source: The Age, 4 December 2010


Related: Australia's top ten girls’ and boys' high schools based on the number of their alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia (a listing of all notable Australians). For other types of rankings, please visit School Ranking Home. See School Rankings Based on Academic Results for more information.


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