HSC ATAR / IBD School Ranking - Top NSW Schools - 2021


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Here are the best high schools or top secondary schools in Sydney / NSW by HSC ATAR / IBD (ATAR or equivalent from IB or combined) results / rankings in 2021. The academic results include combined median ATAR of all HSC ATAR / IBD students, percentage of the students who received an ATAR of 99+, 95+, 90+ or 80+. The schools or rankings can be sorted by each performance indicator separately. Data source: Better Education proprietory. Custom data or algorithm may be included. If you want to see more schools and their results / rankings, please find Top 50 NSW High Schools by HSC ATAR / IBD Results.

NSW median ATAR: 70.40, the percentage of ATAR of 99+, 95+, 90+ and 80+: 2%, 9%, 17% and 34% respectively.

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FAQ: Why is there discrepancy between senior school ranking and high school rating?

  1. ATAR results include IBD conversion, IBD (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program)
  2. % - percentage of students
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Sort NSW schools’ HSC ATAR / IB results by median ATAR, percentages of 99+, 95+, 90+, 80+.

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By %ATAR90+

Sorted by the percentage of ATAR or IB eligible students who achieved ATAR of 90 or above (or equivalent from IBD or combined), ie. top 10% in NSW

Better Education RankSchool%ATAR 99+%ATAR 95+%ATAR 90+%ATAR 80+Median ATARIBD
1 Sydney Grammar School 27.70%61.40%84.20%93.50% 
2 Normanhurst Boys High School 12.00% 83.00%  
3 Sydney Boys High School   78.74% 92.59
4 Reddam House  40.00%75.00%  
5 Ascham School   64.00%  
6 Ravenswood School for Girls 15.00%41.00%62.00% 93.05
7 Abbotsleigh 18.80%44.10%59.40%82.40%93.35
8 Roseville College  33.00%57.00%84.00% 
9 Meriden School 15.00%36.00%56.00% 92.05
10 Moriah College  33.00%56.00%79.00% 


By %ATAR99+

Sorted by the percentage of ATAR or IB eligible students who achieved ATAR of 99 or above (or equivalent from IBD or combined), ie. top 1% in NSW

Better Education RankSchool%ATAR 99+%ATAR 95+%ATAR 90+%ATAR 80+Median ATARIBD
1 James Ruse Agricultural High School 50.00%    
2 Sydney Grammar School 27.70%61.40%84.20%93.50% 
3 Abbotsleigh 18.80%44.10%59.40%82.40%93.35
4 Redlands 17.00%41.00%54.00%75.00% 
5 Meriden School 15.00%36.00%56.00% 92.05
6 Ravenswood School for Girls 15.00%41.00%62.00% 93.05
7 Normanhurst Boys High School 12.00% 83.00%  
8 Queenwood School for Girls 9.00%32.00%53.00%77.00% 
9 Newington College (Stanmore) 8.18%24.55%37.73%  
10 St Catherine's School (Waverley) 8.00%29.00%54.00%79.00%90.65

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By %ATAR95+

Sorted by the percentage of ATAR or IB eligible students who achieved ATAR of 95 or above (or equivalent from IBD or combined), ie. top 5% in NSW

Better Education RankSchool%ATAR 99+%ATAR 95+%ATAR 90+%ATAR 80+Median ATARIBD
1 Sydney Grammar School 27.70%61.40%84.20%93.50% 
2 Abbotsleigh 18.80%44.10%59.40%82.40%93.35
3 Ravenswood School for Girls 15.00%41.00%62.00% 93.05
4 Redlands 17.00%41.00%54.00%75.00% 
5 Reddam House  40.00%75.00%  
6 Meriden School 15.00%36.00%56.00% 92.05
7 SCEGGS Darlinghurst 5.66%35.85%55.66%88.68% 
8 Roseville College  33.00%57.00%84.00% 
9 Moriah College  33.00%56.00%79.00% 
10 Loreto Kirribilli  32.00%55.00%  


By Median ATAR

Sorted by schools' median ATAR (or equivalent from IBD or combined) of the ATAR or IB eligible students

Better Education RankSchool%ATAR 99+%ATAR 95+%ATAR 90+%ATAR 80+Median ATARIBD
1 MLC School     94.3
2 Abbotsleigh 18.80%44.10%59.40%82.40%93.35
3 Ravenswood School for Girls 15.00%41.00%62.00% 93.05
4 Sydney Boys High School   78.74% 92.59
5 Meriden School 15.00%36.00%56.00% 92.05
6 St Aloysius' College 6.58%31.60%55.90% 91
7 Wenona School  30.00%55.00% 90.75
8 St Catherine's School (Waverley) 8.00%29.00%54.00%79.00%90.65
9 Knox Grammar School     88
10 The King's School 7.00%23.00%34.00%60.00%84.68

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By %ATAR80+

Sorted by the percentage of ATAR or IB eligible students who achieved ATAR of 80 or above (or equivalent from IBD or combined), ie. top 20% in NSW

Better Education RankSchool%ATAR 99+%ATAR 95+%ATAR 90+%ATAR 80+Median ATARIBD
1 Sydney Grammar School 27.70%61.40%84.20%93.50% 
2 SCEGGS Darlinghurst 5.66%35.85%55.66%88.68% 
3 Roseville College  33.00%57.00%84.00% 
4 Abbotsleigh 18.80%44.10%59.40%82.40%93.35
5 Moriah College  33.00%56.00%79.00% 
6 St Catherine's School (Waverley) 8.00%29.00%54.00%79.00%90.65
7 Queenwood School for Girls 9.00%32.00%53.00%77.00% 
8 Redlands 17.00%41.00%54.00%75.00% 
9 Presbyterian Ladies' College Sydney 3.00% 37.00%71.00% 
10 Tara Anglican School for Girls  22.00%43.00%69.00% 


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