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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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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2022 Killara High School Catchment Map Update

Killara High School catchment actually will expand fairly significantly in 2022. The area around the Lindfield railway station that is currently part of Chatswood High School catchment will be transferred to Killara High School.

This area actually got a lot of medium to high-density buildings, so the population density is pretty high. I am actually a little surprised this particular transfer happened due to the historical enrolment pressure on the Killara High School.

I did visit Killara High School a couple of times in the last few years, it has pretty good facilities for public school standard. All the ones I have seen and being inside are fairly modern and in good condition. I only saw a couple of demountable classrooms which are a pretty common sight in many other NSW schools.

Please note the red-striped areas are what will be transferred away from Chatswood High School to Killara High School in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Killara High School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer 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 and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney High School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Chatswood High School Catchment Map Update

Chatswood High School same as Chatswood Public School is the focus of the changes due to the official release of the Lindfield Learning Village catchment for 2022.

The northern tip of the existing Chatswood High School catchment will be transferred to Killara High School in 2022.

The rest of the northern section of the existing Chatswood High School catchment will be transferred to Lindfield Learning Village in 2022 as well.

A very tiny catchment area that is sandwiched between Sailors Bay Road and Flat Rock Drive of existing Chatswood High School will be transferred to Cammeraygal High School in 2022.

Please note the green-striped areas are what will be transferred away from Chatswood High School to other nearby high schools in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Chatswood High School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer 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 and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney High School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Killara Public School Catchment Map Update

When I went to the Killara Public School a couple of years back, it was still full of demountable classrooms. It has recently received a much-needed school upgrade. Unfortunately, I had not been back recently to see the completed upgrades.

I actually did not expect the catchment area for Killara Public School to shrink so much for 2022. The entire area of its existing catchment area east of the railway got transferred to Lindfield East Public School.

Another section west of the railway of the existing catchment is transferred from Killara Public School to Lindfield Public School in 2022.

Please note the green-striped areas are what will be transferred away from Killara Public School to other nearby public schools in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Killara Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is 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 and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Lindfield East Public School Catchment Map Update

I was actually a little surprised that Lindfield East Public School’s catchment was expanded in a non-insignificant fashion in 2022. The nearby Killara Public School must be under fairly seriously enrolment number pressure even after the recently received school upgrade.

The current Killara Public School’s catchment east of the railway will be transferred to Lindfield East Public School in 2022.

Lindfield Public School’s current catchment’s eastern edge will also be transferred to Lindfield East Public School in 2022.

As previously mentioned in the previous update, Roseville Public School will receive the southern edge of the current Lindfield East Public School in 2022.

Please note the red-striped areas are what will be transferred to Lindfield East Public School in 2022, green striped areas are what will be transferred away to other nearby public schools in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Lindfield East Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is 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 and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Lindfield Public School Catchment Map Update

In this round of changes, Lindfield Public School is the one that had the most significant changes to its catchment. It was previously very crowded and these changes are sorely needed.

The entire southern section of the Lindfield Public School catchment will be transferred to Lindfield Learning village in 2022.

A very small section of the northwestern corner of the existing Roseville Public School’s catchment will be transferred to Lindfield Public School in 2022.

Lindfield East Public School will take over a fair bit of the eastern segment of the catchment from Lindfield Public School in 2022.

Lindfield Public School will also take over the southeast corner of what use to the catchment of the Killara Public School in 2022 as well.

Please note the red-striped areas are what will be transferred to Lindfield Public School in 2022, green striped areas are what will be transferred away to other nearby public schools in 2022. The black border is the 2022 catchment boundary and the red is the 2021 boundary.

2022 Lindfield Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is 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 and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Mowbray Public School Catchment Map Update

The expansion and upgrade of Mowbray Public School were completed a couple of years ago. All the old demountable classrooms got removed and replaced with a very large brand new multi-story building. I previously speculated possible changes to the catchment and what is coming in 2022 closely matched that.

Basically, the southern edges of what was previously part of Chatswood Public School got transferred to Mowbray Public School in 2022.

2022 Mowbray Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is 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 and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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2022 Chatswood Public School Catchment Update

I actually would have expected many of these changes a lot sooner. Department of Education must have been waiting for the full establishment of the catchment for Lindfield Learning Village before changing the catchment of nearby schools.

Anybody who had been to Chatswood Public School recently would have a good understanding of how crowded it is. I have also predicated catchment changes will be happening, so most of the changes should not be a surprise to most people watching this field and expected.

Please also note these changes will apply in 2022 onwards.

The entire northwestern corner of the current Chatswood Public School catchment will be transferred to Lindfield Learning Village in 2022.

The southern edge of the current Chatswood Public School catchment that is south of Chatswood Gulf Club and Ferndale Park will be also transferred to Mowbray Public School.

The northeastern corner of the current Chatswood Public School catchment will be split into two segments, the eastern portion that is east of Havilah street will be transferred to Roseville Public School. The western portion of that will be transferred to Lindfield Learning Village as well.

Black is the border of the 2022 catchment and the red line is the border for the 2021 catchment boundary.

2022 Chatswood Public School Catchment Map

The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is called “catchment” which refer to those students who reside in a particular area is 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 and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.

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