Minimum Entry Scores of NSW Selective High Schools - 2019

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The minimum scores for 2019 entry to NSW selective high schools

Find best selective high schools in NSW or Sydney from the following list sorted by minimum entry score. You may also be interested in minimum entry scores for NSW Opportunity Classes.

RankSchoolMinimum Entry Score
1 James Ruse Agricultural High School 250
2 North Sydney Boys High School 234
3 Baulkham Hills High School 230
4 Sydney Boys High School 229
5 Hornsby Girls High School 227
6 North Sydney Girls High School 226
7 Girraween High School 225
7 Normanhurst Boys High School 225
7 Sydney Girls High School 225
10 Fort Street High School 222
11 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus 217
12 Chatswood High School 215
12 Penrith High School 215
14 Parramatta High School 210
15 Hurlstone Agricultural High School 207
15 St George Girls High School 207
17 Ryde Secondary College 201
18 Caringbah High School 198
18 Sydney Technical High School 198
20 Sefton High School 197
21 Blacktown Boys High School 195
22 Smiths Hill High School 194
23 Merewether High School 191
24 Blacktown Girls High School 189
24 Tempe High School 189
26 Gosford High School 188
27 Alexandria Park Community School 186
27 Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus 186
29 Rose Bay Secondary College 184
30 Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus 182
31 Macquarie Fields High School 179
32 Prairiewood High School 177
33 Moorebank High School 176
34 Aurora College (Virtual) 172
35 Bonnyrigg High School 162
35 Elizabeth Macarthur High School 162
37 Gorokan High School 161
37 Grafton High School 161
37 Granville Boys High School 161
37 Peel High School 161
41 Armidale High School 160
41 Auburn Girls High School 160
41 Karabar High School 160
41 Kooringal High School 160
Source: DoE NAPLAN & Selective School Practice Tests

This is also the list of NSW selective high schools including fully selective high schools, high schools with selective classes (partially selective), a virtual selective class provision (Western NSW Region) and agricultural high schools offering selective placement in Year 7.

Partially selective high schools have both selective and community classes.

The virtual selective class provision provides access to the selective option. Students will be enrolled in their home school while participating in English, Mathematics and Science via the virtual selective class provision.

Agricultural selective high schools emphasise the study of agriculture, with the boarding sections giving some priority to isolated students.

Entry to the selective schools is managed centrally by the department's Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Unit. Prospective students sit the Selective High Schools Test (typically in March of Year 6) and are allocated places at schools according to their profile score, out of 300, which comprises both exam and school marks. Students may list up to four preferred schools.

  1. Find out how the minimum entry score or selective high school placement profile score is set or calculated.
  2. The number of vacancies was over 4, 000 and the number of applicants was over 13, 000. The success rate is about 30%, double opportunities as the Opportunity Class placement success rate 15%. See NSW selective high school minimum entry scores, success rates and stats by year.
  3. The minimum entry score can be viewed as a general reference of selective school ranking. For other types of ranking or the results of other years, please visit School Ranking Home. See School Rankings Based on Academic Results for more information.
  4. The minimum entry score for a selective high school is the test score of the lowest scoring student to accept a place there. The filling of all selective high school vacancies tends to continue until the end of the first term in the year of enrolment.
  5. Analysis and comments
  6. Selective high school placement test is transitioning to a new test framework and computer-based format through a partnership with Cambridge Assessment and Janison Education Group by 2022. In 2021 the placement test will remain in paper-based format. Please continue to monitor this site for the latest updates.
  7. Practice is the key to excel in the tests. You may need to buy selective school entry test books for practice. The practice questions provide an ideal opportunity for students and parents to develop familiarity with the style of the papers and gain valuable experience answering real questions. We recommend that students practise practice papers 'under exam conditions' (e.g. timing).
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