HSC Selective School Ranking - 2021

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The following table ranks NSW government selective high schools (including partially selective schools) based on the percentage of exams sat that achieved a DA (Distinguished Achievers) in HSC 2021.  Find the best selective schools in Sydney or the top selective schools in NSW here. Other types of rankings or lists are also available:

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 Better Education RankSchool% Students Exams Sat DA BE PercentileTrend / CompareCategoryRegionLocality
1 1 James Ruse Agricultural High School 70.6 % 160 1006 710 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCarlingford,NSW,2118
2 2 North Sydney Boys High School 59.3 % 158 953 565 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCrows Nest,NSW,2065
3 3 Baulkham Hills High School 58.2 % 202 1207 703 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBaulkham Hills,NSW,2153
4 4 Sydney Girls High School 53.2 % 162 1007 536 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroSurry Hills,NSW,2010
5 5 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus 52.0 % 139 804 418 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroNorth Curl Curl,NSW,2099
6 6 Hornsby Girls High School 51.0 % 120 700 357 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroHornsby,NSW,2077
7 7 North Sydney Girls High School 49.3 % 151 871 429 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCrows Nest,NSW,2065
8 8 Normanhurst Boys High School 49.2 % 127 763 375 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroNormanhurst,NSW,2076
9 9 Sydney Boys High School 46.6 % 213 1246 580 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroSurry Hills,NSW,2010
10 10 Girraween High School 39.4 % 140 814 321 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroGirraween,NSW,2145
11 11 Fort Street High School 38.7 % 162 960 371 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroPetersham,NSW,2049
12 12 Penrith High School 32.4 % 156 893 289 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroPenrith,NSW,2750
13 13 Hurlstone Agricultural High School 29.7 % 148 860 255 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroGlenfield,NSW,2167
14 14 Sydney Technical High School 29.2 % 157 864 252 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBexley,NSW,2207
15 15 Caringbah High School 29.0 % 153 822 238 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCaringbah,NSW,2229
16 16 St George Girls High School 27.8 % 163 915 254 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroKogarah,NSW,2217
17 17 Sefton High School 27.5 % 172 908 250 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroSefton,NSW,2162
18 18 Merewether High School 26.2 % 179 1057 277 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBroadmeadow,NSW,2292
19 19 Chatswood High School 24.2 % 176 923 223 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroChatswood,NSW,2067
20 20 Gosford High School 19.0 % 143 921 175 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryGosford,NSW,2250
21 21 Macquarie Fields High School 18.8 % 174 906 170 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroMacquarie Fields,NSW,2564
22 22 Tempe High School 13.9 % 144 762 106 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroTempe,NSW,2044
23 23 Blacktown Girls High School 13.1 % 104 521 68 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBlacktown,NSW,2148
24 24 Bonnyrigg High School 12.6 % 262 1268 160 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBonnyrigg,NSW,2177
25 25 Ryde Secondary College 12.2 % 136 689 84 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroRyde,NSW,2112
26 26 Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus 10.3 % 339 1724 177 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroGlebe,NSW,2037
27 27 Alexandria Park Community School 10.1 % 43 228 23 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroAlexandria,NSW,2015
28 28 Auburn Girls High School 6.5 % 80 417 27 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroAuburn,NSW,2144
29 29 Kooringal High School 4.1 % 83 439 18 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryKooringal North,NSW,2650
30 30 Gorokan High School 0.5 % 77 373 2 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryGorokan,NSW,2263


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