Top Public High Schools in Sydney - 2020

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The following table lists the 2020  best government secondary schools in Sydney. English and Maths are rated with 5 grades while the overall academic performance has 3 rating scales for you to choose. Related ratings: Top Sydney Secondary Schools | Top Sydney Non-government Secondary Schools | Top NSW Secondary Schools | NSW Secondary School Ratings. Alternatively you can compare up to 5 NSW secondary schools and trends with 2D / 3D charts side by side. 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. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by this DISCLAIMER.

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Lowest: 1, 6, 60 - Highest: 5, 10, 100

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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 Schools or Ratings page. Features of Compare Schools page:
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OrderSchool State Overall Score Better Education Percentile English Maths Total EnrolmentsTrend / CompareLocalityICSEA
1 James Ruse Agricultural High School,Carlingford,NSW,2118 100 1% 835 Trend / Compare Carlingford,NSW,2118 1237
2 North Sydney Boys High School,Crows Nest,NSW,2065 100 1% 915 Trend / Compare Crows Nest,NSW,2065 1201
3 North Sydney Girls High School,Crows Nest,NSW,2065 100 1% 909 Trend / Compare Crows Nest,NSW,2065 1214
4 Sydney Girls High School,Surry Hills,NSW,2010 100 1% 924 Trend / Compare Surry Hills,NSW,2010 1204
5 Baulkham Hills High School,Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153 100 1% 1225 Trend / Compare Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153 1204
6 Sydney Boys High School,Surry Hills,NSW,2010 100 1% 1208 Trend / Compare Surry Hills,NSW,2010 1184
7 Hornsby Girls High School,Hornsby,NSW,2077 100 1% 722 Trend / Compare Hornsby,NSW,2077 1210
8 Normanhurst Boys High School,Normanhurst,NSW,2076 100 2% 751 Trend / Compare Normanhurst,NSW,2076 1208
9 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus,North Curl Curl,NSW,2099 100 2% 789 Trend / Compare North Curl Curl,NSW,2099 1224
10 Girraween High School,Girraween,NSW,2145 100 2% 753 Trend / Compare Girraween,NSW,2145 1188
11 Fort Street High School,Petersham,NSW,2049 99 2% 908 Trend / Compare Petersham,NSW,2049 1184
12 Hurlstone Agricultural High School,Glenfield,NSW,2167 99 2% 957 Trend / Compare Glenfield,NSW,2167 1127
13 Caringbah High School,Caringbah,NSW,2229 99 2% 914 Trend / Compare Caringbah,NSW,2229 1176
14 Penrith High School,Penrith,NSW,2750 99 2% 917 Trend / Compare Penrith,NSW,2750 1171
15 St George Girls High School,Kogarah,NSW,2217 99 2% 926 Trend / Compare Kogarah,NSW,2217 1147
16 Conservatorium High School,Sydney,NSW,2000 99 3% 151 Trend / Compare Sydney,NSW,2000 1195
17 Sydney Technical High School,Bexley,NSW,2207 99 3% 921 Trend / Compare Bexley,NSW,2207 1123
18 Sefton High School,Sefton,NSW,2162 98 4% 1056 Trend / Compare Sefton,NSW,2162 1026
19 Chatswood High School,Chatswood,NSW,2067 98 5% 1575 Trend / Compare Chatswood,NSW,2067 1120
20 Parramatta High School,Parramatta,NSW,2150 98 5% 966 Trend / Compare Parramatta,NSW,2150 1098
21 Cheltenham Girls High School,Beecroft,NSW,2119 98 6% 1371 Trend / Compare Beecroft,NSW,2119 1139
22 Willoughby Girls High School,Willoughby,NSW,2068 97 8% 962 Trend / Compare Willoughby,NSW,2068 1134
23 Cherrybrook Technology High School,Cherrybrook,NSW,2126 97 9% 2005 Trend / Compare Cherrybrook,NSW,2126 1138
24 Epping Boys High School,Eastwood,NSW,2122 97 9% 1278 Trend / Compare Eastwood,NSW,2122 1113
25 Killara High School,Killara,NSW,2071 97 9% 1667 Trend / Compare Killara,NSW,2071 1154
26 Carlingford High School,Carlingford,NSW,2118 97 9% 1260 Trend / Compare Carlingford,NSW,2118 1111
27 Ryde Secondary College,Ryde,NSW,2112 96 10% 1145 Trend / Compare Ryde,NSW,2112 1095
28 Tempe High School,Tempe,NSW,2044 96 10% 946 Trend / Compare Tempe,NSW,2044 1074
29 Macquarie Fields High School,Macquarie Fields,NSW,2564 96 10% 1133 Trend / Compare Macquarie Fields,NSW,2564 1061
30 Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus,Balgowlah,NSW,2093 96 10% 1039 Trend / Compare Balgowlah,NSW,2093 1105
31 St Ives High School,St Ives,NSW,2075 96 11% 1046 Trend / Compare St Ives,NSW,2075 1121
32 Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus,Manly Vale,NSW,2093 96 11% 1322 Trend / Compare Manly Vale,NSW,2093 1109
33 Turramurra High School,Turramurra South,NSW,2074 96 11% 1207 Trend / Compare Turramurra South,NSW,2074 1126
34 Sydney Distance Education High School,Woolloomooloo,NSW,2011 95 13% 553 Trend / Compare Woolloomooloo,NSW,2011 1037
35 Castle Hill High School,Castle Hill,NSW,2154 95 13% 1801 Trend / Compare Castle Hill,NSW,2154 1108
36 Strathfield Girls High School,Strathfield,NSW,2135 95 14% 1028 Trend / Compare Strathfield,NSW,2135 1072
37 Killarney Heights High School,Killarney Heights,NSW,2087 95 14% 892 Trend / Compare Killarney Heights,NSW,2087 1114
38 Cammeraygal High School 95 14% 635 Trend / Compare Crows Nest,NSW,2065 1134
39 Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus,Leichhardt,NSW,2040 95 14% 921 Trend / Compare Leichhardt,NSW,2040 1107
40 Pennant Hills High School,Pennant Hills,NSW,2120 94 15% 1020 Trend / Compare Pennant Hills,NSW,2120 1108
41 Newtown High School of Performing Arts,Newtown,NSW,2042 94 15% 1066 Trend / Compare Newtown,NSW,2042 1120
42 Rose Bay Secondary College,Dover Heights,NSW,2030 94 16% 1305 Trend / Compare Dover Heights,NSW,2030 1111
43 Lindfield Learning Village,Lindfield,NSW,2070 94 16% 315 Trend / Compare Lindfield,NSW,2070 1160
44 Mosman High School,Mosman,NSW,2088 93 17% 1102 Trend / Compare Mosman,NSW,2088 1123
45 Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus,Rozelle,NSW,2039 93 17% 803 Trend / Compare Rozelle,NSW,2039 1102
46 Burwood Girls High School,Croydon,NSW,2132 93 17% 1179 Trend / Compare Croydon,NSW,2132 1090
47 Macarthur Girls High School,Parramatta,NSW,2150 93 19% 1115 Trend / Compare Parramatta,NSW,2150 1056
48 Blacktown Boys High School,Blacktown,NSW,2148 92 20% 652 Trend / Compare Blacktown,NSW,2148 1041
49 Riverside Girls High School,Gladesville,NSW,2111 92 20% 853 Trend / Compare Gladesville,NSW,2111 1101
50 Glenwood High School,Glenwood,NSW,2768 92 21% 1426 Trend / Compare Glenwood,NSW,2768 1062
51 Kirrawee High School,Kirrawee,NSW,2232 92 21% 1204 Trend / Compare Kirrawee,NSW,2232 1075
52 Port Hacking High School,Miranda,NSW,2228 92 21% 1161 Trend / Compare Miranda,NSW,2228 1055
53 Crestwood High School,Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153 92 21% 967 Trend / Compare Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153 1066
54 Alexandria Park Community School,Alexandria,NSW,2015 92 22% 882 Trend / Compare Alexandria,NSW,2015 1028
55 Hunters Hill High School,Hunters Hill,NSW,2110 91 24% 701 Trend / Compare Hunters Hill,NSW,2110 1082
56 Muirfield High School,North Rocks,NSW,2150 91 24% 841 Trend / Compare North Rocks,NSW,2150 1069
57 Pittwater High School,Mona Vale,NSW,2103 91 24% 1078 Trend / Compare Mona Vale,NSW,2103 1077
58 Davidson High School,Frenchs Forest,NSW,2086 91 24% 882 Trend / Compare Frenchs Forest,NSW,2086 1075
59 Concord High School,Concord,NSW,2137 91 24% 1229 Trend / Compare Concord,NSW,2137 1065
60 Asquith Girls High School,Asquith,NSW,2077 90 25% 774 Trend / Compare Asquith,NSW,2077 1070
61 Moorebank High School,Moorebank,NSW,2170 90 25% 1061 Trend / Compare Moorebank,NSW,2170 1018


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