Top 100 “Richest” Schools in Australia

This is meant to be a fun one, so please do not take it too seriously. I processed the school financial data for 2017 just recently. Looking at the data, I thought I may as well do an entry for this.

A few things to note first regarding this, smaller schools require higher funding to run and this applies to the more remote schools as well. So Oak Valley Aboriginal School in a remote region with 4 students received funding of $280,387 per student. However, these schools are not typical ones in Australia and do not represent the average.

To get a meaningful and more representative look, I have chosen a rather arbitrary enrolment number of 400. I did run the lower enrolment number as well and the main difference being that there are more schools in the remote and regional area as well. The list actually does not look that different.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorGeolocationsTotal EnrolmentsIncome Per Student
1Melbourne Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1794$51,645
2Sydney Distance Education High SchoolNSWGovernmentMajor Cities483$48,109
3Sydney Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1876$45,891
4St Joseph's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1094$41,397
5SCEGGS DarlinghurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities920$41,147
6Christ Church Grammar SchoolWAIndependentMajor Cities1651$40,749
7Ascham SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1146$40,591
8Farrer Memorial Agricultural High SchoolNSWGovernmentInner Regional594$40,361
9Cranbrook SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1410$40,348
10The King's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1676$40,022
11SHORE - Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1615$38,584
12SCECGS RedlandsNSWIndependentMajor Cities1549$37,501
13Wesley CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities3031$37,208
14Ivanhoe Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1913$36,761
15Melbourne Girls GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities946$36,684
16St Catherine's SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1039$36,145
17KambalaNSWIndependentMajor Cities944$36,095
18MLC SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1154$36,092
19Barker CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities2103$36,029
20Ruyton Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities839$35,995
21Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic C...NTCatholicVery Remote627$35,885
22AbbotsleighNSWIndependentMajor Cities1420$35,711
23St Catherine's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities689$35,378
24Presbyterian Ladies' College SydneyNSWIndependentMajor Cities1258$35,347
25Newcastle Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities786$35,135
26Queenwood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities873$35,106
27Dubbo School of Distance EducationNSWGovernmentInner Regional436$35,035
28Xavier CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities1961$35,016
29Wenona SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1081$35,000
30Lauriston Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities897$34,486
31The Scots CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1904$34,168
32Methodist Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities2034$34,136
33St Ignatius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1576$33,968
34Caulfield Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities3082$33,779
35Scotch CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1883$33,707
36Ravenswood School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities1119$33,636
37Scotch CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1478$33,582
38Trinity Grammar School KewVICIndependentMajor Cities1381$33,499
39Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities2248$33,494
40Knox Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities2890$33,456
41Brisbane Grammar SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities1698$33,345
42Presbyterian Ladies' CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1412$33,327
43St Andrew's Cathedral SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1205$33,251
44Hale SchoolWAIndependentMajor Cities1489$33,222
45St Peter's CollegeSAIndependentMajor Cities1396$33,140
46Pymble Ladies' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities2118$33,121
47Camberwell Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1301$32,829
48Guildford Grammar SchoolWAIndependentMajor Cities1058$32,660
49Southern Cross SchoolNSWGovernmentInner Regional994$32,636
50Brighton Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1218$32,539
51Trinity Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities2084$32,470
52Newington CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities2036$32,464
53Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred HeartNSWIndependentMajor Cities884$32,317
54Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1160$32,235
55St Leonard's CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1426$31,941
56The Geelong CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities1247$31,892
57Eltham CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities597$31,867
58Brisbane Girls' Grammar SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities1369$31,721
59Loreto Mandeville HallVICCatholicMajor Cities1167$31,633
60Loreto NormanhurstNSWIndependentMajor Cities1083$31,458
61Wesley CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1309$31,354
62Toorak CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities737$31,109
63Presbyterian Ladies' CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1072$31,102
64Reddam HouseNSWIndependentMajor Cities1112$31,048
65St Michael's Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1203$31,003
66Tintern GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities804$30,993
67Haileybury CollegeVICIndependentMajor Cities3754$30,993
68Glenvale SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities579$30,815
69Mentone Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1435$30,621
70Korowa Anglican Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities620$30,386
71Mentone Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities739$30,160
72Fintona Girls' SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities456$30,125
73Penrhos CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1115$29,896
74Methodist Ladies' CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1151$29,866
75Roseville CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities935$29,864
76Strathcona Baptist Girls' GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities733$29,669
77The Kilmore International SchoolVICIndependentInner Regional437$29,655
78Yarra Valley GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities1214$29,638
79Firbank Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities1107$29,525
80Genazzano FCJ CollegeVICCatholicMajor Cities1026$29,432
81Seymour CollegeSAIndependentMajor Cities758$29,378
82Loreto KirribilliNSWIndependentMajor Cities1096$29,254
83Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities920$29,225
84Perth CollegeWAIndependentMajor Cities1105$29,005
85Tara Anglican School for GirlsNSWIndependentMajor Cities718$28,822
86Somerville HouseQLDIndependentMajor Cities1370$28,705
87St Vincent's CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities676$28,678
88Anglican Church Grammar SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities1792$28,647
89The King David SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities595$28,596
90Kilvington Grammar SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities723$28,504
91Pembroke SchoolSAIndependentMajor Cities1529$28,372
92St Aloysius' CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1242$28,270
93Peninsula GrammarVICIndependentMajor Cities1282$28,242
94St Hilda's Anglican School for GirlsWAIndependentMajor Cities1157$28,211
95Santa Sabina CollegeNSWIndependentMajor Cities1185$28,178
96St Margaret's Anglican Girls SchoolQLDIndependentMajor Cities883$28,139
97St Margaret's SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities824$28,125
98St Luke's Grammar SchoolNSWIndependentMajor Cities1106$28,124
99Woodleigh SchoolVICIndependentMajor Cities945$28,080
100Prince Alfred CollegeSAIndependentMajor Cities1098$28,068

The four government school in the list are all remote education or regional boarding school serving remote and regional areas. All the rest of the private schools are located in the major cities. Also looking at the list the per-student income drop rapidly from the top place of Melbourne Grammar School in Victoria which has per student total gross income of $51,645 to the 100th place Prince Alfred College in South Australia with a per-student total gross income of $28,068

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