NSW High School Ranking [2024]

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2024

Here is the NSW High school ranking in 2024.

The rating of each high school is based on the school’s 2023 HSC results.

How to Check the NSW(HSC) High School Rankings:

High Scores represent the number of Band 6 scores achieved by students. Total HSC exams sat indicate the number of merit list course completions. The 2023 Success Rate is calculated by expressing the high scores as a percentage of entries.

The top 120 schools, ranked by their success rate, are presented in the table below.

High School Ranking NSW

Based on 2023 HSC results, the top high school in NSW is North Sydney Boys High School.

RankSchoolSuccess Rate(%)High ScoreHSC StudentsTotal HSC Exam Entries
1North Sydney Boys High School69.0658158955
2James Ruse Agricultural High School60.0598158996
3Baulkham Hills High School55.86752001210
4North Sydney Girls High School54.7497153909
5Reddam House54.2371122684
6St Aloysius’ College52.5498157948
7Sydney Grammar School52.3618134786
8Normanhurst Boys High School46.4365130812
9SCEGGS Darlinghurst46.4307110682
11Knox Grammar School45.69793972145
12Meriden School44.4410161924
13Sydney Boys High School42.75362141254
14Hornsby Girls High School41.8296119709
15Al-Faisal College – Auburn41.7250116599
16Al Noori Muslim School40.5231116571
17Ascham School40.0261117652
18Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus38.7287126741
19Pymble Ladies’ College38.15932761538
20Sydney Girls High School38.0370156973
21St Catherine’s School – Waverley38.0241114635
22Loreto Kirribilli37.8311140822
23Fort Street High School37.5323155861
24SHORE – Sydney Church of England Grammar School37.44342101161
26The King’s School35.54812401354
27Alpha Omega Senior College35.4191105540
28Presbyterian Ladies’ College – Sydney34.6275139795
29Moriah College34.3251138731
30Tara Anglican School for Girls34.115576454
31Wenona School34.1298146874
32Girraween High School32.5269143829
33Roseville College31.7219117692
34Ravenswood School for Girls31.5209120663
35Penrith Selective High School31.1304167977
36Santa Sabina College30.2188107622
37Barker College29.75523351857
38St Luke’s Grammar School29.7199122671
39Hurlstone Agricultural High School29.23051841045
40Cranbrook School29.0251158867
41Caringbah High School28.0259157926
43Redfield College27.35641205
44Merewether High School27.22771701017
45Northholm Grammar School27.16446236
46Loreto Normanhurst26.8237147883
47Smith’s Hill High School26.8192127717
48Loreto Normanhurst26235154902
49Kincoppal – Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart26.315297577
50Brigidine College Randwick26.3197130749
51The Scots College26.13182091218
52Newcastle Grammar School25.814297551
53Central Coast Grammar School -Erina Heights25.6163112638
54Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus25.3159117628
55Sydney Technical High School24.6206153839
56Willoughby Girls High School24.3195154801
57Arden Anglican School24.312390506
58St Vincent’s College – Potts Point24.2173131716
59St George Girls High School24.0216163902
60MLC School23.89269386
61Stella Maris College23.2130112561
62Tangara School for Girls23.06454278
63Chatswood High School23.02952441282
64Gosford High School22.9222171971
65Emanuel School22.89877429
66Masada College22.64436195
67Danebank – An Anglican School For Girls21.99573434
68Parramatta Marist High School21.7177147814
69St Ignatius’ College21.72992291379
70St Clare’s College (Waverley)21.29277435
71Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta20.9167148800
72Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College19.8193164938
73Marist College Kograh19.8118110597
74St Joseph’s College (Hunters Hill)19.82091951058
75Brigidine College St Ives19.7169154859
76St Ursula’s College19.7189175961
77Killara High School19.62792651425
78St Spyridon College19.17369383
79Mount St Benedict College18.9154150816
80Epping Boys High School18.82062021098
81Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus18.8144138768
82Christan Brothers’ High School Lewisham18.710094534
83Carlingford High School18.71942061038
84St Andrew’s Cathedral School (Sydney)18.6138132742
85Cammeraygal High School18.5121124653
86All Saints Grammar18.34245229
87Cheltenham Girls High School18.32132241162
88Northern Beaches Christian School18.3112114612
89Newtown High School of Performing Arts18.3157166859
90Marcellin College18.3123115674
92Cherrybrook Technology High School17.83293441849
93Marist College Eastwood17.7107111603
94St Augustine’s College Sydney17.7170187959
95Pittwater House Schools17.78687486
96Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich17.6137140778
97The Hills Grammar School17.55962338
98Georges River Grammar17.45758328
99Bethany College17.3145149838
100St John Bosco College – Engadine16.89293547
101Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater Senior Campus16.82713221618
102St Ives High School16.7157181939
103Domremy Catholic College16.18593531
104William Clarke College16.0139169870
105St Patrick’s College, Strathfield15.9151158946
106Freeman Catholic College (Bonnyrigg Heights)15.71821861158
107Xavier Catholic College15.78995567
108Aquinas Catholic College15.6110125701
109Sefton High School15.6144173922
110Macarthur Anglican School15.594108605
111St George Christian School (Hurstville)15.55466348
112Cerdon College15.3144158939
113Nowra Anglican College15.36776437
114St Philip’s Christian College – Waratah15.27999521
115Oxford Falls Grammar School15.17392483
116Rosebank College15.11812111201
118St Scholastica’s College Glebe Point14.97999527
119Marist Catholic College North Shore15.07999527
120Rose Bay Secondary College14.9142183953

Best 100 NSW High Schools Map

This map provides a list of the top 100 high schools in NSW. You can use this map to find directions to each school.

General FAQs:

Are school rankings the only factor to consider when choosing a high school?

Yes, school rankings is important factor when choosing a school. Other factors to consider include school environment, extracurricular activities, location, and student support services.

How often are the NSW school rankings updated?

The rankings are typically based on the previous year’s HSC results, so they are updated annually.

What do the terms “Band 6” and “Success Rate” mean in the rankings?

Band 6 is the highest possible mark on an HSC exam. Success Rate is the percentage of students at a school who achieved a Band 6 in a particular subject.

How can I find out more about a particular school?

You can visit the school’s website, attend an open day, or contact the school directly.

Should I choose a school based on its ranking or my child’s individual needs?

It’s important to consider both the school’s ranking and your child’s individual needs and preferences.

Are there rankings available for primary schools in NSW?

yes, there are separate ranking of primary schools in NSW.

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