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Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School in 2017 (Non-government and Private)

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Top ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools (Non-government and Private) for the year 2017. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2017.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentCombined Score As Percentage of Number One School In Australia Regardless of School Sector
1Sydney Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities187694.15%
2St Aloysius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities124288.82%
3AbbotsleighNSWIndependentMajor Cities142088.67%
4SCEGGS DarlinghurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities92087.08%
5Meriden SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities107187.06%
6Tara Anglican School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities71886.98%
7Presbyterian Ladies' College SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities125886.89%
8KambalaNSWIndependentMajor Cities94486.87%
9Pymble Ladies' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities211886.51%
10Ascham SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities114686.47%
11MLC SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities115486.13%
12Roseville CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities93585.87%
13Wenona SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities108185.53%
14Tangara School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities56485.51%
15Ravenswood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities111985.44%
16Queenwood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities87385.43%
17Al Noori Muslim SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities179085.24%
18St Catherine's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities103985.16%
19The King's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities167685.03%
20Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities116085.02%
21Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred HeartNSWIndependentMajor Cities88484.98%
22Kesser Torah CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities29484.87%
23Montgrove CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities56584.74%
24Loreto KirribilliNSWIndependentMajor Cities109684.69%
25SCECGS RedlandsNSWIndependentMajor Cities154984.69%
26Knox Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities289084.59%
27Santa Sabina CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities118584.45%
28Redeemer Baptist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities42084.33%
29Newcastle Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities78684.29%
30St Luke's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities110684.26%
31Saint Mary MacKillop Colleges LimitedNSWIndependentInner Regional10984.17%
32Reddam HouseNSWIndependentMajor Cities111284.04%
33Central Coast Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities125284.02%
34Arden Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities76984.02%
35Barker CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities210383.89%
36William Clarke CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities153283.88%
37PLC ArmidaleNSWIndependentInner Regional27283.88%
38Moriah CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities141483.85%
39German International School SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities27883.85%
40Malek Fahd Islamic SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities230583.73%
41Cranbrook SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities141083.69%
42Trinity Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities208483.60%
43Emanuel SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities80683.60%
44SHORE - Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities161583.52%
45Covenant Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities88083.51%
46The Hills Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities88383.47%
47Loreto NormanhurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities108383.45%
48Newington CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities203683.42%
49St Pius X CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities112983.37%
50Lycée Condorcet - The International French School of SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities71183.34%
51Illawarra Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities56583.32%
52Wollemi CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities15883.29%
53Mount St Benedict CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities105283.26%
54Frensham SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional34283.18%
55Mercy Catholic CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities62783.14%
56The Scots CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities190483.11%
57Danebank - An Anglican School For GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities92683.11%
58St Vincent's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities67682.93%
59Macarthur Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional81882.88%
60The Scots School AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional44082.83%
61Our Lady of Mercy College ParramattaNSWIndependentMajor Cities95082.78%
62Blue Mountains Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities60682.78%
63Brigidine College St IvesNSWIndependentMajor Cities89482.72%
64Al-Faisal CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities220082.68%
65St George Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities77482.66%
66Pittwater House SchoolsNSWIndependentMajor Cities81282.63%
67Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities43882.60%
68International Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities113282.59%
69Saint Mary MacKillop College AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional13682.55%
70St Ignatius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities157682.52%
71St Ursula's CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities109482.34%
72Rosebank CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities123382.33%
73Brigidine College RandwickNSWCatholicMajor Cities88282.30%
74St Andrew's Cathedral SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities120582.29%
75Pacific Hills Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities128182.29%
76Inaburra SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities100582.26%
77St Patrick's College, StrathfieldNSWIndependentMajor Cities141982.12%
78Macquarie CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities77982.09%
79Hunter Valley Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities108281.90%
80Linuwel School LtdNSWIndependentMajor Cities24881.82%
81St Philip's Christian College - WaratahNSWIndependentMajor Cities125181.68%
82St Mary Star of the Sea CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities110481.65%
83St Scholastica's College Glebe PointNSWIndependentMajor Cities102181.65%
84Oxford Falls Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities110081.58%
85The McDonald CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities27881.50%
86William Carey Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities123781.46%
87Marist College EastwoodNSWCatholicMajor Cities78081.28%
88St Mark's Coptic Orthodox CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities63381.28%
89Stella Maris CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities89281.24%
90St Joseph's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities109481.21%
91The Illawarra Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities86181.17%
92Emmanuel Anglican CollegeNSWIndependentInner Regional60081.16%
93All Saints' College BathurstNSWIndependentInner Regional41581.10%
94St Peter's Anglican College - BrouleeNSWIndependentInner Regional36181.09%
95St Columba Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional111081.08%
96Marist College North ShoreNSWCatholicMajor Cities83581.01%
97St Spyridon CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities78481.01%
98Our Lady of The Sacred Heart CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities84480.99%
99Green Point Christian CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities104080.98%
100Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional37080.94%

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Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School in 2017 (Government and Public)

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Top ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools (Government and Public) for the year of 2017. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2017.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentCombined Score As Percentage of Number One School In Australia Regardless of School Sector
1James Ruse Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities841100.00%
2North Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91896.36%
3Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities93595.76%
4North Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92795.50%
5Baulkham Hills High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities121195.10%
6Hornsby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities73394.78%
7Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities78994.31%
8Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120393.83%
9Girraween High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75793.59%
10Fort Street High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92793.28%
11Normanhurst Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75692.97%
12Hurlstone Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities95192.91%
13Conservatorium High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities15292.90%
14Caringbah High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91492.64%
15Merewether High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities107092.05%
16St George Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92291.66%
17Penrith High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92691.35%
18Smiths Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities74590.66%
19Gosford High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities109490.03%
20Sydney Technical High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91089.89%
21Sefton High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106085.10%
22Chatswood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities150584.84%
23Cheltenham Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities125184.73%
24Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities126084.29%
25Willoughby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities97383.92%
26Parramatta High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities86283.64%
27Cherrybrook Technology High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities193583.27%
28Turramurra High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities124382.61%
29Epping Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities115682.57%
30Killara High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities162882.48%
31Strathfield Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities112782.41%
32Castle Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities163182.39%
33Ryde Secondary CollegeNSWGovernmentMajor Cities102682.38%
34Macquarie Fields High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities110582.23%
35Tempe High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96182.20%
36St Ives High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities94782.18%
37Carlingford High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities122882.07%
38Burwood Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities113581.80%
39Pennant Hills High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106981.78%
40Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities77381.76%
41Killarney Heights High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities90481.52%
42Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities94581.45%
43Newtown High School of Performing ArtsNSWGovernmentMajor Cities104281.45%
44Riverside Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities95481.02%
45Rose Bay Secondary CollegeNSWGovernmentMajor Cities114280.99%
46Mosman High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities107080.87%
47Sydney Secondary College Balmain CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities78580.79%
48Hunter School of Performing ArtsNSWGovernmentMajor Cities114580.79%
49Cammeraygal High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities37080.62%
50Port Hacking High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities114080.42%
51Macarthur Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities100480.38%
52Crestwood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities95980.13%
53Alexandria Park Community SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities71680.07%
54Randwick Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96980.03%
55Blacktown Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities74279.96%
56Kirrawee High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities123879.87%
57Asquith Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities82179.85%
58Muirfield High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities82279.72%
59Canterbury Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities72179.68%
60Concord High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities112979.59%
61Pittwater High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities100179.50%
62Glenwood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities147579.50%
63Barrenjoey High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities70279.37%
64Hunters Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities60079.36%
65Davidson High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities84479.24%
66Ku-ring-gai High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities61979.10%
67Byron Bay High SchoolNSWGovernmentInner Regional83279.10%
68Blacktown Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities52078.84%
69Engadine High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities104178.82%
70Georges River College Penshurst Girls CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities63878.74%
71Kotara High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities108278.70%
72Moorebank High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities103778.67%
73Canley Vale High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities148678.56%
74Kellyville High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106378.55%
75Model Farms High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities108178.54%
76Woolooware High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities96378.52%
77Menai High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities126178.52%
78Gymea Technology High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities61378.47%
79The Forest High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities85478.40%
80Cronulla High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities98778.34%
81Bonnyrigg High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities150378.29%
82Prairiewood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities122678.26%
83Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities102378.06%
84Blaxland High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities100778.06%
85Wollongong High School of the Performing ArtsNSWGovernmentMajor Cities115578.06%
86East Hills Girls Technology High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106078.03%
87Cumberland High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities63377.95%
88The Ponds High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities81177.90%
89Sylvania High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities81077.89%
90Blakehurst High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities111677.82%
91Lambton High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities111677.74%
92Warners Bay High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities128477.52%
93Woonona High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities64277.48%
94Springwood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities67677.45%
95Henry Kendall High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities74077.09%
96Homebush Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities113777.08%
97Rouse Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities82977.08%
98Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and DesignNSWGovernmentMajor Cities78477.07%
99Galston High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities64777.04%
100Jindabyne Central SchoolNSWGovernmentOuter Regional81577.03%

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Top 100 Ranking NSW Sydney Secondary School in 2017 (Government and Non-government)

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Top ranking NSW Sydney Secondary Schools (Government and Non-government) for the year of 2017. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2017.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentCombined Score As Percentage of Number One School In Australia Regardless of School Sector
1James Ruse Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities841100.00%
2North Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91896.36%
3Sydney Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities93595.76%
4North Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92795.50%
5Baulkham Hills High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities121195.10%
6Hornsby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities73394.78%
7Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities78994.31%
8Sydney Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities187694.15%
9Sydney Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities120393.83%
10Girraween High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75793.59%
11Fort Street High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92793.28%
12Normanhurst Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities75692.97%
13Hurlstone Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities95192.91%
14Conservatorium High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities15292.90%
15Caringbah High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91492.64%
16Merewether High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities107092.05%
17St George Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92291.66%
18Penrith High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities92691.35%
19Smiths Hill High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities74590.66%
20Gosford High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities109490.03%
21Sydney Technical High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities91089.89%
22St Aloysius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities124288.82%
23AbbotsleighNSWIndependentMajor Cities142088.67%
24SCEGGS DarlinghurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities92087.08%
25Meriden SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities107187.06%
26Tara Anglican School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities71886.98%
27Presbyterian Ladies' College SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities125886.89%
28KambalaNSWIndependentMajor Cities94486.87%
29Pymble Ladies' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities211886.51%
30Ascham SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities114686.47%
31MLC SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities115486.13%
32Roseville CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities93585.87%
33Wenona SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities108185.53%
34Tangara School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities56485.51%
35Ravenswood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities111985.44%
36Queenwood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities87385.43%
37Al Noori Muslim SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities179085.24%
38St Catherine's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities103985.16%
39Sefton High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities106085.10%
40The King's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities167685.03%
41Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities116085.02%
42Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred HeartNSWIndependentMajor Cities88484.98%
43Kesser Torah CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities29484.87%
44Chatswood High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities150584.84%
45Montgrove CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities56584.74%
46Cheltenham Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities125184.73%
47Loreto KirribilliNSWIndependentMajor Cities109684.69%
48SCECGS RedlandsNSWIndependentMajor Cities154984.69%
49Knox Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities289084.59%
50Santa Sabina CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities118584.45%
51Redeemer Baptist SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities42084.33%
52Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls CampusNSWGovernmentMajor Cities126084.29%
53Newcastle Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities78684.29%
54St Luke's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities110684.26%
55Saint Mary MacKillop Colleges LimitedNSWIndependentInner Regional10984.17%
56Reddam HouseNSWIndependentMajor Cities111284.04%
57Central Coast Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities125284.02%
58Arden Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities76984.02%
59Willoughby Girls High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities97383.92%
60Barker CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities210383.89%
61William Clarke CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities153283.88%
62PLC ArmidaleNSWIndependentInner Regional27283.88%
63Moriah CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities141483.85%
64German International School SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities27883.85%
65Malek Fahd Islamic SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities230583.73%
66Cranbrook SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities141083.69%
67Parramatta High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities86283.64%
68Trinity Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities208483.60%
69Emanuel SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities80683.60%
70SHORE - Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities161583.52%
71Covenant Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities88083.51%
72The Hills Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities88383.47%
73Loreto NormanhurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities108383.45%
74Newington CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities203683.42%
75St Pius X CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities112983.37%
76Lycée Condorcet - The International French School of SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities71183.34%
77Illawarra Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities56583.32%
78Wollemi CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities15883.29%
79Cherrybrook Technology High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities193583.27%
80Mount St Benedict CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities105283.26%
81Frensham SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional34283.18%
82Mercy Catholic CollegeNSWCatholicMajor Cities62783.14%
83The Scots CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities190483.11%
84Danebank - An Anglican School For GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities92683.11%
85St Vincent's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities67682.93%
86Macarthur Anglican SchoolNSWIndependentInner Regional81882.88%
87The Scots School AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional44082.83%
88Our Lady of Mercy College ParramattaNSWIndependentMajor Cities95082.78%
89Blue Mountains Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities60682.78%
90Brigidine College St IvesNSWIndependentMajor Cities89482.72%
91Al-Faisal CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities220082.68%
92St George Christian SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities77482.66%
93Pittwater House SchoolsNSWIndependentMajor Cities81282.63%
94Turramurra High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities124382.61%
95Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities43882.60%
96International Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities113282.59%
97Epping Boys High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities115682.57%
98Saint Mary MacKillop College AlburyNSWIndependentInner Regional13682.55%
99St Ignatius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities157682.52%
100Killara High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities162882.48%

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Artarmon Public School Upgrade

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How is the Easter Holiday for your guys, I have had a good one and came back refreshed. Today’s topic is something the parents from the local communities are well aware of. To refresh what is happening, Artarmon Public School has been the first or second ranked Public School at primary level in NSW for a number of years now. This fact combined with significant development in new dwelling within the school catchment area caused a massive surge in the school enrolment number. What the Department of Education doing is bringing demountable classrooms to accommodate the increase in enrollment number. Last time I visited Artarmon Public School, there are close to 20 classrooms plus various of facilities with demountable style hall and other facilities hosted in them as well. Sufficient to say it is one of the most crowded school I have visited in Sydney. You can find more pictures and information in the two blog entries I did for Artarmon Public School previously.

Following is the project overview for the proposed upgrade for Artarmon Public School.

The project involves:

  • The establishment of a temporary school, known as the Barton Road Campus;
  • The construction of a new 3 storey building incorporating 21 future focused teaching spaces and library (anticipated completion early 2018);
  • New student amenities (anticipated completion early 2018);
  • A new hall on the Abbott Road Campus (anticipated completion early 2019);
  • The integration of Abbott Lane to provide a better functional link between the McMillan and Abbott Road Campus'(anticipated completion early 2018);
  • The creation of a shared access way in Hampden Lane (anticipated completion early 2018);
  • The removal of demountable teaching spaces (anticipated completion early 2019); and
  • More continuous and functional open play space (anticipated completion early 2019).

The complete project is due for completion in early 2019.

On completion of the project, students currently residing in the Barton Road Campus will be transferred back to the McMillan Road Campus and the temporary school will be decommissioned.

There is a bit of back and forth with the proposed upgrade, the original plan was modified last year and the school hall part of it got axed. There was a pretty significant local community backlash for this change. The good news is that Department of Education has listened and original plan has been reinstated which is really great and secures the short to intermediate future for the school. However in the long term, there still possible catchment shrink with more new public school coming online in the North Shore area to future relief the enrollment pressure.

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How hard it is get into selective high schools in Sydney and NSW

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I have come across this interest information on the NSW Department of Education website. There are tonnes of good information and rather interesting one as well.

First on where this score coming from by directly quoting the NSW Department of Education.

Entry into these schools in Year 7 is determined by the students’ results in the Selective High School Placement Test in English (including reading and writing), mathematics and general ability, together with their primary school’s assessment of their performance in English and mathematics. Other evidence of academic merit may also be considered.

Second some quantitative information, there are 17 fully and 26 partially selective high schools in NSW with majority of them located in Sydney which is not surprising given that most of the NSW population resides in Sydney. In additional to those schools, there are also 4 additional agriculture high schools which are also selective high schools as well. There is also a virtual selective high school as well. In 2016 there were 4215 vacancies in all selective schools and 13118 applicants, so basically only 1 in 3 applicants got into the selective school.

Selective High SchoolMinimum Entry Score at 13/04/2016
James Ruse Agricultural High School239
Baulkham Hills High School231
North Sydney Boys High School225
Sydney Girls High School214
Hornsby Girls High School212
North Sydney Girls High School212
Sydney Boys High School212
Fort Street High School211
Girraween High School210
Normanhurst Boys High School210
Northern Beaches Secondary College (Manly Campus)204
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Day)200
Penrith High School200
Chatswood High School195
St George Girls High School195
Parramatta High School192
Caringbah High School191
Sydney Technical High School191
Sefton High School189
Ryde Secondary College186
Smiths Hill High School186
Blacktown Boys High School182
Merewether High School182
Gosford High School180
Tempe High School180
Blacktown Girls High School179
Sydney Secondary College (Balmain Campus)179
Sydney Secondary College (Leichhardt Campus)179
Macquarie Fields High School174
Alexandria Park Community School170
Virtual selective school (Aurora College)170
Moorebank High School167
Bonnyrigg High School166
Prairiewood High School166
Rose Bay Secondary College164
Kooringal High School163
Elizabeth Macarthur High School161
Armidale High School160
Auburn Girls High School160
Duval High School160
Gorokan High School160
Grafton High School160
Granville Boys High School160
Karabar High School160
Peel High School160

Not a surprise which schools sits at top of this list. I probably will do another follow up blog entry to go into details on some of the specifics. Anyhow I thought this is something fun and interesting to share with everyone.

How to rank public schools. (Part 1)

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One of the eternal question that get asked all the time is how does the school rank and how do they compare with each other. The primary source of the school information come from the relative newly minted myschool.gov.au that came out during the Julia Gillard’s labor government period. This site is absolutely monumental for someone like me, for the first time in ever I had access to just a wealth of information.

However now the question is how to interpret all these data and make sense out of them. We first need to understand ICSEA commonly being mentioned, official definition as following, in simple term higher the number more Socio-Educational Advantage a school has from the prospective of the Department of Education.

In using the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) calculation to describe school populations on the website, the median value of all schools’ ICSEA values is set at 1000. This represents the ‘middle ground’ of educational advantage levels among Australian school students. The median is used because the ICSEA values of all schools are unevenly spread, reflecting the great diversity of student populations across Australia.

Most of stats on the site will compare with schools with similar ICSEA and another with all schools. One brief look at a single school such as Summer Hills Public School will show that it is only compared with 57 other school and ten of which is actually public school from NSW. Another thing with Summer Hills Public School is that it hosts OC classes for the local area as well, so the number for the year 5 are artificially inflated by this factor as well. What this means is that the raw result of year 5 of a school that host the OC classes can give a false impression of what general performance level.

There are five factor that NAPLAN measures

  • Reading
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Spelling
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Numeracy

It appears what myschool.edu.au gives a straight up measurement of number on above five which is possible to measure the schools against each other. However given the number of the schools in Sydney alone, let alone NSW and entire Australia, this is a mammoth task indeed.

There is no really a good way of mashing up the measurement from different year and also account for things like OC classes etc to extract a true general level of performance for a school. I will try to do a sample comparison on two schools to illustrate the difficulties in comparing the results.

Where are the top public schools in Sydney located

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I just finished mapping the top 50 and 100 Sydney, NSW public school which you can find them in the previous two entries at

Year 2014 Top 50 NSW Public School Catchment Map

and

Year 2015 Top 100 Sydney, NSW Public School Catchment Map

It is actually very interesting how concentrated the top public schools for NSW are located. 91 out of the 100 top public school are located in Sydney two of which are special schools, 2 in New Castle, 1 in Wollongong, 1 in Central Coast and 5 in country NSW. To give some prospective in pure population wise, 62 percent of NSW population lives in Sydney, however 89 percent of top 100 state’s public schools are in Sydney. The concentration is even higher when you looking at the top 50, 46 out of the top 50 state’s public school is in Sydney for the year 2014. There is another top 50 that is located in Sydney which not included in the count that is the Sydney Distance Education Primary School.

If you lived in Sydney for any period of time, you will likely know that there are a lot of good schools in the northern Sydney. I was still a little surprised once the top schools are mapped out and how concentrated they are in the northern Sydney. As you can see from my top 50 Sydney NSW public school catchment map that only 6 out of the 46 Sydney’s top public school is located outside of Northern Sydney.

First I want to mention that the breakdown of region is approximate as there is really no exact definition which suburb belong to which Sydney regions.

Number of Public Schools in each respective Sydney area that are in top 50 in NSW. Another interesting point to note when looking the stats is that Western,  South Western Sydney and Shire district are not represented in the list at all.

  • North Shore: 23
  • Northern Suburbs: 13
  • Hills District: 3
  • Eastern Suburbs: 3
  • Inner West: 2
  • Northern Beaches: 1
  • Southern Suburbs: 1

This is the number of Public Schools in each respective Sydney area that are in top 100 in NSW. South western Sydney is again not represented at all, Western Sydney and Shire district only have marginal presence in the list.

  • North Shore: 34
  • Northern Suburbs: 19
  • Inner West: 10
  • Eastern Suburbs: 8
  • Hills District: 7
  • Northern Beaches: 5
  • Southern Suburbs: 2
  • Western Sydney: 2
  • Shire District: 2

What is also interesting to note is that just about every suburb is North Shore and Northern Suburbs are represented in the top 100 list. This is also why in my opinion picking a school is not as important when you are buying properties in the North Shore and Northern Suburbs, because just about every local public school is very good.

I may do a follow up entry in the future to do some further analysis on why the concentration of good public schools in North Sydney. If I get time I will try also collect some other stats to facilitate this.

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

Year 2014 Top 100 Sydney, NSW Public School Catchment Map

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This is a follow up of the last map showing the top 100 NSW public school in Sydney. I hope your guys enjoyed it as much as I had. I will do a brief analysis entry on the two maps which just got created. Looking at the maps visually certainly reinforced a lot what we know already.

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For reference there are 11 out of 100 not mapped, two of them are special type school with catchment defined. So this entry added additional 42 schools to the 47 of last entry. There is only one top 100 school in Sydney that there is no catchment map already created for it.

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

  1. Ranking is obtained using information from bettereducation.

Year 2014 Top 50 NSW Public School Catchment Map

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I am a geek at heart and now that I am older, I have fully embraced the fact. I always have great interest in public education and like many people lived Sydney already know rough where the top state public schools are located. However knowing roughly is different from looking at the exact locations on the map. With 300 Sydney public school catchment completed recently I have a good base to draw this data onto. Without further ado, here is the promised fun work for your guys to enjoy.

Check out the top 50 Sydney NSW public school in map.

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There are only 3 odd ball out in the top 50 list, with one being the Sydney Distance Education Primary School and other two located outside of Sydney and yet to be mapped. The other 47 are covered by the existing map already.

I got some more mapping to do and will do a discussion of this in a future post.

As usual contact the school in question for the final confirmation and you can also access the full catchment map by following this link.

  1. Ranking is obtained using information from bettereducation.