Australian Top Secondary Schools - 2012

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The following table lists the 2012  top secondary schools in Australia. English and Maths are rated with 5 grades while the overall academic performance has 3 rating scales for you to choose. Related pages:Compare National | VIC | NSW | QLD | WA | SA | ACT | TAS | NT secondary schools. For other types of results or rankings, 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.

Note:
  1. All the columns are sort-able. To sort in ascending or descending order, click on the corresponding column headings.
  2. Schools with enrolment under 100 are not listed here.
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Lowest: 1, 6, 60 - Highest: 5, 10, 100
If you cannot find a school on this list of top schools here, this means the school might have missed the cut-off score for the list. In this case, you can find the school by school name, suburb or postcode on Compare School page. Features of Compare School page:
  • compare up-to 5 schools side-by-side
  • find a school's trend over the years in academic results and enrolment
  • compare schools' trends
  • 2D/3D charts
On Rating page, you can also find best local schools near a suburb / postcode by radius.
Row#SchoolNational Overall Score State Overall Score English Maths Total EnrolmentsTrend / CompareLocalityStateSector
1 James Ruse Agricultural High School,Carlingford,NSW,2118 100 100 856 Trend / Compare Carlingford,NSW,2118NSWGovernment
2 North Sydney Girls High School,Crows Nest,NSW,2065 100 100 921 Trend / Compare Crows Nest,NSW,2065NSWGovernment
3 Sydney Girls High School,Surry Hills,NSW,2010 100 100 937 Trend / Compare Surry Hills,NSW,2010NSWGovernment
4 North Sydney Boys High School,Crows Nest,NSW,2065 100 100 911 Trend / Compare Crows Nest,NSW,2065NSWGovernment
5 Hornsby Girls High School,Hornsby,NSW,2077 100 100 728 Trend / Compare Hornsby,NSW,2077NSWGovernment
6 Sydney Boys High School,Surry Hills,NSW,2010 100 100 1183 Trend / Compare Surry Hills,NSW,2010NSWGovernment
7 Girraween High School,Girraween,NSW,2145 100 100 754 Trend / Compare Girraween,NSW,2145NSWGovernment
8 Normanhurst Boys High School,Normanhurst,NSW,2076 100 100 734 Trend / Compare Normanhurst,NSW,2076NSWGovernment
9 Fort Street High School,Petersham,NSW,2049 100 100 928 Trend / Compare Petersham,NSW,2049NSWGovernment
10 Melbourne High School 100 100 1373 Trend / Compare 3141VICGovernment
11 Mac.Robertson Girls' High School 100 100 936 Trend / Compare 3004VICGovernment
12 St George Girls High School,Kogarah,NSW,2217 100 100 949 Trend / Compare Kogarah,NSW,2217NSWGovernment
13 Sydney Grammar School,Darlinghurst,NSW,2010 100 99 1834 Trend / Compare Darlinghurst,NSW,2010NSWNon-government
14 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus,North Curl Curl,NSW,2099 100 99 799 Trend / Compare North Curl Curl,NSW,2099NSWGovernment
15 Sydney Technical High School,Bexley,NSW,2207 100 99 914 Trend / Compare Bexley,NSW,2207NSWGovernment
16 Hurlstone Agricultural High School,Glenfield,NSW,2167 100 99 978 Trend / Compare Glenfield,NSW,2167NSWGovernment
17 Perth Modern School 100 100 967 Trend / Compare 6008WAGovernment
18 Penrith High School,Penrith,NSW,2750 100 99 927 Trend / Compare Penrith,NSW,2750NSWGovernment
19 Caringbah High School,Caringbah,NSW,2229 100 99 908 Trend / Compare Caringbah,NSW,2229NSWGovernment
20 Merewether High School,Broadmeadow,NSW,2292 100 99 1083 Trend / Compare Broadmeadow,NSW,2292NSWGovernment
21 Nossal High School,Berwick,VIC,3806 100 100 600 Trend / Compare 3806VICGovernment
22 Gosford High School,Gosford,NSW,2250 100 99 1101 Trend / Compare Gosford,NSW,2250NSWGovernment
23 Smith's Hill High School,Wollongong,NSW,2500 100 99 751 Trend / Compare Wollongong,NSW,2500NSWGovernment
24 Conservatorium High School,Sydney,NSW,2000 100 99 155 Trend / Compare Sydney,NSW,2000NSWGovernment
25 Suzanne Cory High School,Werribee,VIC,3030 100 100 398 Trend / Compare 3030VICGovernment
26 Presbyterian Ladies' College,Burwood,VIC,3125 100 100 1362 Trend / Compare 3125VICNon-government
27 St Aloysius' College,Milsons Point,NSW,2061 100 99 1236 Trend / Compare Milsons Point,NSW,2061NSWNon-government
28 Malek Fahd Islamic School,Greenacre,NSW,2190 100 99 2333 Trend / Compare Greenacre,NSW,2190NSWNon-government
29 Baulkham Hills High School,Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153 100 99 1197 Trend / Compare Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153NSWGovernment
30 Ascham School,Edgecliff,NSW,2027 100 99 1030 Trend / Compare Edgecliff,NSW,2027NSWNon-government
31 Abbotsleigh,Wahroonga,NSW,2076 100 99 1367 Trend / Compare Wahroonga,NSW,2076NSWNon-government
32 Meriden School,Strathfield,NSW,2135 100 99 746 Trend / Compare Strathfield,NSW,2135NSWNon-government
33 Camberwell Grammar School,Canterbury,VIC,3126 100 100 1286 Trend / Compare 3126VICNon-government
34 Fintona Girls' School,Balwyn,VIC,3103 100 100 365 Trend / Compare 3103VICNon-government
35 Pymble Ladies' College,Pymble,NSW,2073 100 99 2102 Trend / Compare Pymble,NSW,2073NSWNon-government
36 Korowa Anglican Girls' School,Glen Iris,VIC,3146 100 100 618 Trend / Compare 3146VICNon-government
37 SCEGGS, Darlinghurst,Darlinghurst,NSW,2010 100 99 911 Trend / Compare Darlinghurst,NSW,2010NSWNon-government
38 Sefton High School,Sefton,NSW,2162 100 99 1035 Trend / Compare Sefton,NSW,2162NSWGovernment
39 Brisbane Grammar School 100 100   Trend / Compare BrisbaneQLDNon-government
40 Methodist Ladies' College 100 100 1085 Trend / Compare 6010WANon-government
41 Yesodei Hatorah College,Elwood,VIC,3184 100 99 114 Trend / Compare 3184VICNon-government
42 Huntingtower School,Mount Waverley,VIC,3149 100 99 593 Trend / Compare 3149VICNon-government
43 MLC School,Burwood,NSW,2134 100 99 1180 Trend / Compare Burwood,NSW,2134NSWNon-government
44 Scotch College,Hawthorn,VIC,3122 100 99 1868 Trend / Compare 3122VICNon-government
45 St Andrews Christian College,Wantirna South,VIC,3152 100 99 457 Trend / Compare 3152VICNon-government
46 Camberwell Girls Grammar School,Canterbury,VIC,3126 100 99 708 Trend / Compare 3126VICNon-government
47 St Kevin's College,Toorak,VIC,3142 100 99 1841 Trend / Compare 3142VICNon-government
48 Wilderness School,Medindie,SA,5081 100 100 735 Trend / Compare Medindie,SA,5081SANon-government
49 Barker College,Hornsby,NSW,2077 100 99 1983 Trend / Compare Hornsby,NSW,2077NSWNon-government
50 Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School,Keilor East,VIC,3033 100 99 2243 Trend / Compare 3033VICNon-government
51 Ballarat Clarendon College,Ballarat,VIC,3350 100 99 1156 Trend / Compare 3350VICNon-government
52 Melbourne Grammar School 100 99 1782 Trend / Compare 3004VICNon-government
53 Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney,Croydon,NSW,2132 100 99 1181 Trend / Compare Sydney,Croydon,NSW,2132NSWNon-government
54 Methodist Ladies' College,Kew,VIC,3101 100 99 2089 Trend / Compare 3101VICNon-government
55 Lauriston Girls' School,Armadale,VIC,3143 100 99 770 Trend / Compare 3143VICNon-government
56 Shelford Girls' Grammar,Caulfield,VIC,3161 100 99 443 Trend / Compare 3162VICNon-government
57 St Joseph's College (Gregory Terrace) 100 100   Trend / Compare BrisbaneQLDNon-government
58 Kambala,Rose Bay,NSW,2029 100 98 873 Trend / Compare Rose Bay,NSW,2029NSWNon-government
59 Trinity Grammar School,Kew,VIC,3101 100 98 1320 Trend / Compare 3101VICNon-government
60 Shenton College,Shenton Park,WA,6008 100 100 1292 Trend / Compare 6008WAGovernment
61 Haileybury College 100 98 3289 Trend / Compare 3173VICNon-government
62 Mentone Girls' Grammar School,Mentone,VIC,3194 100 98 603 Trend / Compare 3194VICNon-government
63 Glenunga International High School,Glenunga,SA,5064 100 100 1428 Trend / Compare Glenunga,SA,5064SAGovernment
64 Wenona School,North Sydney,NSW,2060 100 98 988 Trend / Compare North Sydney,NSW,2060NSWNon-government
65 Canberra Grammar School,Red Hill,ACT,2603 100 100 1483 Trend / Compare 2603ACTNon-government
66 Brisbane Girls Grammar School 99 100   Trend / Compare BrisbaneQLDNon-government
67 The King's School,North Parramatta,NSW,2151 99 98 1510 Trend / Compare North Parramatta,NSW,2151NSWNon-government
68 Brisbane State High School 99 100   Trend / Compare South BrisbaneQLDGovernment
69 Chatswood High School,Chatswood,NSW,2067 99 98 1306 Trend / Compare Chatswood,NSW,2067NSWGovernment
70 Newington College,Stanmore,NSW,2048 99 98 1824 Trend / Compare Stanmore,NSW,2048NSWNon-government
71 Hale School 99 99 1436 Trend / Compare 6019WANon-government
72 Knox Grammar School,Wahroonga,NSW,2076 99 98 2178 Trend / Compare Wahroonga,NSW,2076NSWNon-government
73 Lake Grace District High School 99 99 135 Trend / Compare 6353WAGovernment
74 Trinity Grammar School,Summer Hill,NSW,2130 99 98 1934 Trend / Compare Summer Hill,NSW,2130NSWNon-government
75 Kilvington Grammar School,Ormond,VIC,3204 99 98 425 Trend / Compare 3204VICNon-government
76 Queenwood School for Girls,Mosman,NSW,2088 99 98 895 Trend / Compare Mosman,NSW,2088NSWNon-government
77 Christ Church Grammar School 99 99 1581 Trend / Compare 6010WANon-government
78 Walford Anglican School for Girls,Hyde Park,SA,5061 99 100 697 Trend / Compare Hyde Park,SA,5061SANon-government
79 Box Hill High School 99 98 1084 Trend / Compare 3128VICGovernment
80 Roseville College,Roseville,NSW,2069 99 98 799 Trend / Compare Roseville,NSW,2069NSWNon-government
81 Reddam House,North Bondi,NSW,2026 99 98 729 Trend / Compare North Bondi,NSW,2026NSWNon-government
82 Glen Waverley Secondary College 99 98 2025 Trend / Compare 3150VICGovernment
83 St Leonard's College,Brighton East,VIC,3187 99 98