Top 50 NSW Sydney Public School In Map

First I want to clarify, this set of map is based on 2019 data released in 2020 which is the most recent one. NAPLAN was canceled in 2020, so there is no data release in 2021, we will have to wait until 2022 for the next set of data releases.

49 out of 50 top NSW primary schools are concentrated in Sydney, with only one exception that is Charlestown South Public School in Newcastle.

Following is where all the top 50 NSW, Sydney primary schools, as you can see as expected they are mainly concentrated to Sydney’s northwest and north shore area with a splash in eastern and inner west suburbs.

The top 10 for 2019 are all in Sydney’s northwest and lower north shore with the exception of Sydney Distance Education Primary School who will be moving into the site of Lindfield Learning Village from next year, so I guess we can just pretend it is part of North Shore as well. Please note the top 10 are highlighted in red.

  • Matthew Pearce Public School
  • St Ives North Public School
  • Hornsby North Public School
  • Sydney Distance Education Primary School
  • Artarmon Public school
  • Beaumont Road Public School
  • Murray Farm Public School
  • Pymble Public School
  • Beecroft Public School
  • Carlingford West Public School

The top 11 to 20 for 2019 are mostly in Sydney’s northwest and lower north shore as well with the exception of Charlestown South Public School in Newcastle. Please note the top 11 to 20 are highlighted in blue.

  • Cammeray Public School
  • Annangrove Public School
  • Woollahra Public School
  • Waitara Public School
  • Epping Public School
  • North Rocks Public School
  • Epping West Public School
  • Lindfield East Public School
  • Charlestown South Public School
  • Chatswood Public School

The top 21 to 30 for 2019 are mostly in Sydney’s northwest and lower north shore again, but we start to see two schools Hurstville and Randwick Public School in this range in Sydney’s east and south. Please note the top 21 to 30 are highlighted in green.

  • Eastwood Public School
  • Hurstville Public School
  • Cherrybrook Public School
  • Warrawee Public School
  • Lindfield Public School
  • Roseville Public School
  • Neutral Bay Public School
  • Oakhill Drive Public School
  • Randwick Public School
  • Gordon West Public School

The top 31 to 40 for 2019 are more evenly spread out and evenly split into the different sides of Sydney harbor. Please note the top 31 to 40 are highlighted in purple.

  • Balmain Public School
  • Ermington Public School
  • Earlwood Public School
  • Lane Cove Public School
  • Kent Road Public School
  • Summer Hill Public School
  • Bellevue Hill Public School
  • Oatley West Public School
  • Epping Heights Public School
  • Greenwich Public School

The top 41 to 50 for 2019 are more concentrated to the north of the Sydney harbour again with a splash in the Sydney’s east and inner west again. Please note the top 31 to 40 are highlighted in black.

  • Excelsior Public School
  • Double Bay Public School
  • Mowbray Public School
  • Killara Public School
  • Denistone East Public School
  • Rainbow Street Public School
  • Petersham Public School
  • Northbridge Public School
  • St Ives Public School
  • Kellyville Public School

The top NSW, Sydney public school are concentrated in the northwest, north and north shore area of Sydney. This is to be expected and continued the trend when I started doing this from 2015. There are actually more schools located in the Sydney’s east and inner west suburb now, this is very good to see.

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Proposal to Guarantee All Sydney Students Access To A Coed High School

I have come across this article in SMH recently which you can find at All Sydney students to have guaranteed access to a co-ed high school.

Students living in Sydney’s single-sex public high school catchments will have guaranteed access to a nearby coeducational school under a plan being developed by the NSW Department of Education.

Families in the Georges River area were the first to be officially informed of the change. From next year, students zoned for the Penshurst Girls and Hurstville Boys’ campuses of Georges River College can also choose the co-ed Peakhurst campus.

Other catchments will follow once the department finishes the complicated process of assessing student numbers and re-drawing catchments, senior government sources said on the condition of anonymity because the policy has not been finalised.

SMH

The background of this is that boys schools, in general, have a falling attendance and interest and parents are increasingly opting to send their children to coed schools. It is also important to note that the same cannot be said of girls high school, the enrolment numbers tend to be kept strong. Randwick Boys and Girls High School is a prime example of this.

Similar plan had been proposed previously to merge the Randwick Boys and Girls High School together to better utilize the facilities. While it received strong support from the parents of the Randwick Boys High School’s students, it encountered strong resistance from the parents of the Randwick Girls High School, so the plan was eventually shelved.

I think the outcome will be case by case, not every single-sex school has close-by coded schools with available space. Merging them can also encounter strong resistance from some of the parents. So it may work well in some cases and in others can be very difficult. The process will likely drag on for years as well, so do not expect a quick and clean outcome for this plan.

Overall, I am personally in favour of coed schools and support the move as well.

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2021 NSW Selective High School Minimum Entry Score

The 2021 NSW Selective High School minimum entry score has been released recently. You can see them at following.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1James Ruse Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities835100.00%
2North Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities90996.62%
3Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92496.59%
4North Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91596.03%
5Perth Modern SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities141895.53%
6Hornsby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities72295.32%
7Baulkham Hills High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities122595.31%
8Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120894.83%
9Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities78994.41%
10Normanhurst Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75193.94%
11Girraween High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75393.74%
12Fort Street High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities90893.49%
13Hurlstone Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities95793.18%
14St George Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92692.82%
15Penrith High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91792.73%
16Merewether High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities107392.43%
17Caringbah High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91492.12%
18Smiths Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities73092.11%
19Conservatorium High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities15191.92%
20Gosford High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106791.38%
21Sydney Technical High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92190.97%
22Brisbane State High SchoolQLDGovernmentMajor Cities318486.84%
23Shenton CollegeWAGovernmentMajor Cities221585.93%
24Cheltenham Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities137185.87%
25Rossmoyne Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities218885.87%
26Parramatta High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96685.43%
27Sefton High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities105685.06%
28Willetton Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities241085.04%
29Chatswood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities157584.85%
30Glen Waverley Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities192884.70%
31John Curtin College Of The ArtsWAGovernmentMajor Cities168884.63%
32Cherrybrook Technology High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities200584.48%
33Willoughby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96284.42%
34Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities132284.30%
35Ryde Secondary CollegeNSWGovernmentMajor Cities114584.20%
36Box Hill High SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities133884.20%
37Finigan School of Distance EducationNSWGovernmentMajor Cities36684.11%
38Mansfield State High SchoolQLDGovernmentMajor Cities280184.10%
39Tempe High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities94684.06%
40University High SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities153684.04%
41Carlingford High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities126084.02%
42Auburn High SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities49084.00%
43Sydney Distance Education High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities55383.93%
44Applecross Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities160283.92%
45Killara High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities166783.86%
46Macquarie Fields High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities113383.72%
47Balwyn High SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities218583.55%
48Vermont Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities146383.50%
49Victorian College Of The Arts Secondary SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities40383.40%
50Melbourne Girls CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities147883.28%
51Virtual School VictoriaVICGovernmentMajor Cities364983.25%
52Churchlands Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities285183.09%
53Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities103983.07%
54Canterbury Girls Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities103583.04%
55Killarney Heights High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities89283.01%
56Strathfield Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities102882.97%
57Lyneham High SchoolACTGovernmentMajor Cities110482.97%
58Castle Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities180182.94%
59Mount Lawley Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities177482.94%
60Mckinnon Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities220182.86%
61Turramurra High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120782.83%
62St Ives High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities104682.80%
63Leeming Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities108882.76%
64Indooroopilly State High SchoolQLDGovernmentMajor Cities210282.72%
65Epping Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities127882.66%
66School Of Isolated and Distance EducationWAGovernmentMajor Cities40982.66%
67Telopea Park SchoolACTGovernmentMajor Cities142782.66%
68Riverside Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities85382.60%
69East Doncaster Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities163382.56%
70The Gap State High SchoolQLDGovernmentMajor Cities153782.53%
71Viewbank CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities138482.51%
72Cammeraygal High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities63582.51%
73Macarthur Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities111582.44%
74Northcote High SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities184982.41%
75Pennant Hills High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities102082.39%
76Brighton Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities123382.37%
77Highvale Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities100382.37%
78Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92182.32%
79Cavendish Road State High SchoolQLDGovernmentMajor Cities179982.32%
80Alamanda K-9 CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities262482.27%
81Mentone Girls Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities111082.19%
82Kelvin Grove State CollegeQLDGovernmentMajor Cities341582.17%
83Newtown High School of Performing ArtsNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106682.14%
84Mosman High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities110282.14%
85Mount Waverley Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities182982.02%
86Brisbane School of Distance EducationQLDGovernmentMajor Cities364182.02%
87Mount Gravatt State High SchoolQLDGovernmentMajor Cities118582.00%
88Rose Bay Secondary CollegeNSWGovernmentMajor Cities130581.93%
89Alfred Deakin High SchoolACTGovernmentMajor Cities86681.91%
90Burwood Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities117981.81%
91Williamstown High SchoolVICGovernmentMajor Cities152781.72%
92Sydney Secondary College Balmain CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities80381.72%
93Melville Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities140181.70%
94Taroona High SchoolTASGovernmentInner Regional111081.65%
95Lindfield Learning VillageNSWGovernmentMajor Cities31581.65%
96Duncraig Senior High SchoolWAGovernmentMajor Cities151581.63%
97Christmas Island District High SchoolWAGovernmentVery Remote24581.61%
98Albert Park CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities137581.49%
99Brentwood Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities164581.25%
100Brunswick Secondary CollegeVICGovernmentMajor Cities99281.25%

Please note this is a normalised number not a raw score and it is used for enrolment for 2021 entry. The actual test was done in 2020.

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Lindfield Learning Village Stage 2 Construction

Stage 2 of Lindfield Learning Village is currently in progress with the aim of delivering the following.

  • Refurbishment of the existing buildings.
  • Internal fitout works, delivered in phases.
  • New kiss and drop and bus access.
  • New covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and additional play space.
  • Repurposing the existing lecture theatres into new drama and music teaching theatres.
  • Relocation of Aurora College (NSW Department of Education’s Selective Virtual High School) to Lindfield Learning Village.

This is scheduled to finish and ready for 2022, just in time for the newly defined school catchment to come into effect.

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refers to those students who reside in a particular area are guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation.

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2021 NAPLAN

NAPLAN was cancelled for 2020 and it is back on this year. This year it will be divided into online and paper version. 2021 is also the last year that paper based test will be carried out.

2021 NAPLAN online version of the test will happen between 11–21 May.

2021 NAPLAN written version of the test will happen between 11–13 May.

I personally cannot wait for the new data to become available. Unfortunately, I will probably have to wait until early 2022 to get my hands on the 2021 data.

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2021 ACT, Canberra College Year 11 to 12 Priority Enrolment Area Map Update

Same as the high school level change, there is actually only one change that I find by comparing the most up to date data. The suburb Strathnairn is officially included in the priority enrolment area of Hawker College.

“Priority Enrolment Area” which is what a particular address is zoned for the particular school. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment
  • Priority Intake Area

As usual contact the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full ACT Public School Priority Enrolment Area (Catchment) Map by following this link.

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2021 ACT, Canberra High School Year 7 to 10 Priority Enrolment Area Map Update

There is actually one changes that I find by comparing the most up to date data. The suburb Strathnairn is officially included in the priority enrolment area of Kingsford Smith School.

“Priority Enrolment Area” which is what a particular address is zoned for the particular school. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment
  • Priority Intake Area

As usual contact the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full ACT Public School Priority Enrolment Area (Catchment) Map by following this link.

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2021 ACT, Canberra Priority Enrolment Area For Primary Schools

Not a huge amount of changes to the enrolment area since the last update. The main change is the establishment of the Denman Prospect Primary School.

2021 ACT, Canberra Priority Enrolment Area For Primary Schools

“Priority Enrolment Area” which is what a particular address is zoned for the particular school. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment
  • Priority Intake Area

As usual contact the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full ACT Public School Priority Enrolment Area (Catchment) Map by following this link.

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2021 Northern Territory, Darwin Secondary School (Senior) Priority Enrolment Area Map

This map covers the senior level of secondary school around the Northern Territory, Darwin area only.

2021 Northern Territory, Darwin Secondary School (Senior) Priority Enrolment Area Map

The most common name used by the Northern Territory Department of Education is called “Priority Enrolment Area” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area who are guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation.

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2021 Northern Territory, Darwin Secondary School (Junior) Priority Enrolment Area Map

This map covers from year 7 to 9 secondary school junior level around the Northern Territory, Darwin area only.

2021 Northern Territory, Darwin Secondary School (Junior) Priority Enrolment Area Map

The most common name used by the Northern Territory Department of Education is called “Priority Enrolment Area” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area who are guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.

  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation.

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