HSC Selective School Ranking - 2018

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The following table lists NSW government selective schools (including partially selective schools) based on the percentage of exams sat that achieved a DA (Distinguished Achievers) in 2018 . Find best selective schools in Sydney or top selective schools in NSW here. Other types of rankings or lists are also available: HSC School Ranking | Best Schools by Subjects | Government School Ranking | Selective School Ranking | Independent School Ranking | Catholic SchoolRanking | School Rankings by All Rounders | School Rankings by Top Achievers | School Rankings by 1st Place. You can also find / compare the results and rankings or trends over the years of an individual school or up to 5 schools side-by-side at Compare HSC results/rankings/trends, see an example of an upward trend. For the results of other years, please visit School Ranking Home. There are a large range of factors that impact on academic results in addition to the role played by the school itself. These include the SES (Socio Economic Status) background of students, whether the school is selective in its student intake, etc. It is for the reader to do his own research and draw his or her own conclusions.
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  1. All the columns are sort-able. To sort by School Name, Exams Sat, DA or % in ascending or descending order, click on the corresponding column headings. We don't have adequate data for a small number of schools. These schools are not listed here.
  2. IB - International Baccalaureates. IB results are not included. See the list of IB Schools.
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 Better Education RankSchool%StudentsExams SatDATrend / CompareCategoryRegionLocality
1 1 James Ruse Agricultural High School 74.7 %158 1001 748 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCarlingford,NSW,2118
2 2 North Sydney Boys High School 58.1 %164 965 561 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCrows Nest,NSW,2065
3 3 Sydney Girls High School 51.8 %171 1040 539 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroSurry Hills,NSW,2010
4 4 Baulkham Hills High School 51.0 %206 1266 646 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBaulkham Hills,NSW,2153
5 5 North Sydney Girls High School 50.0 %160 955 477 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCrows Nest,NSW,2065
6 6 Sydney Boys High School 45.9 %208 1223 561 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroSurry Hills,NSW,2010
7 7 Hornsby Girls High School 45.6 %127 750 342 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroHornsby,NSW,2077
8 8 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus 44.6 %133 776 346 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroNorth Curl Curl,NSW,2099
9 9 Fort Street High School 39.4 %156 945 372 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroPetersham,NSW,2049
10 10 Normanhurst Boys High School 39.2 %125 775 304 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroNormanhurst,NSW,2076
11 11 St George Girls High School 36.7 %160 908 333 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroKogarah,NSW,2217
12 12 Girraween High School 36.3 %140 840 305 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroGirraween,NSW,2145
13 13 Sydney Technical High School 32.9 %155 872 287 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBexley,NSW,2207
14 14 Penrith High School 31.8 %154 935 297 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroPenrith,NSW,2750
15 15 Hurlstone Agricultural High School 30.1 %175 980 295 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroGlenfield,NSW,2167
16 16 Caringbah High School 27.2 %158 885 241 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroCaringbah,NSW,2229
17 17 Smith's Hill High School 25.4 %125 716 182 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroWollongong,NSW,2500
18 18 Gosford High School 23.2 %178 997 231 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryGosford,NSW,2250
19 19 Merewether High School 22.8 %179 1100 251 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBroadmeadow,NSW,2292
20 20 Sefton High School 19.1 %175 947 181 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroSefton,NSW,2162
21 21 Chatswood High School 18.4 %177 958 176 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroChatswood,NSW,2067
22 22 Tempe High School 13.3 %142 812 108 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroTempe,NSW,2044
23 23 Ryde Secondary College 11.3 %130 701 79 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroRyde,NSW,2112
24 24 Macquarie Fields High School 9.9 %167 898 89 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroMacquarie Fields,NSW,2564
25 25 Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus 9.8 %292 1513 148 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroGlebe,NSW, 2037
26 26 Bonnyrigg High School 5.5 %206 1164 64 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBonnyrigg,NSW,2177
27 27 Alexandria Park Community School 4.3 %43 235 10 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroAlexandria,NSW,2015
28 28 Auburn Girls High School 4.2 %88 502 21 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroAuburn,NSW,2144
29 29 Duval High School 3.6 %51 282 10 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryArmidale,NSW,2350
30 30 Blacktown Girls High School 3.5 %94 509 18 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveMetroBlacktown,NSW,2148
31 31 Armidale High School 2.9 %31 207 6 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryArmidale,NSW,2350
32 32 Kooringal High School 1.7 %80 479 8 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryKooringal North,NSW,2650
33 33 Grafton High School 1.1 %75 380 4 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryGrafton,NSW,2460
34 34 Gorokan High School 0.2 %79 433 1 Trend / Compare Govt. selectiveCountryGorokan,NSW,2263