Australian Top Secondary Schools - 2021

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The following table lists the 2021  top secondary (Years 7 to 10) schools in Australia. English and Maths are rated with 5 grades while the overall academic performance has 3 rating scales for you to choose. Related pages:Compare National | VIC | NSW | QLD | WA | SA | ACT | TAS | NT secondary schools. For other types of results or rankings, please visit School Ranking Home. There are a large range of factors that impact on academic results in addition to the role played by the school itself. These include the SES (Socio Economic Status) background of students, whether the school is selective in its student intake, etc. It is for the reader to do his own research and draw his or her own conclusions. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by this DISCLAIMER.

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  2. Schools with enrolment under 100 are not listed here.
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Lowest: 1, 6, 60 - Highest: 5, 10, 100
If you cannot find a school on this list of top schools here, this means the school might have missed the cut-off score for the list. In this case, you can find the school by school name, suburb or postcode on Compare Schools page. Features of Compare Schools page:
  • compare up-to 5 schools side-by-side
  • find a school's trend over the years in academic results and enrolment
  • compare schools' trends
  • 2D/3D charts
On Ratings page, you can also find best local schools near a suburb / postcode by radius.
OrderSchoolNational Overall Score State Overall Score Better Education Percentile English Maths Total Enrolments Trend / CompareLocalityStateSector
1 James Ruse Agricultural High School,Carlingford,NSW,2118 100 100 1% 860 Trend / Compare Carlingford,NSW,2118NSWGovernment
2 North Sydney Boys High School,Crows Nest,NSW,2065 100 100 1% 940 Trend / Compare Crows Nest,NSW,2065NSWGovernment
3 North Sydney Girls High School,Crows Nest,NSW,2065 100 100 1% 910 Trend / Compare Crows Nest,NSW,2065NSWGovernment
4 Sydney Girls High School,Surry Hills,NSW,2010 100 100 1% 930 Trend / Compare Surry Hills,NSW,2010NSWGovernment
5 Hornsby Girls High School,Hornsby,NSW,2077 100 100 1% 730 Trend / Compare Hornsby,NSW,2077NSWGovernment
6 Sydney Boys High School,Surry Hills,NSW,2010 100 100 1% 1210 Trend / Compare Surry Hills,NSW,2010NSWGovernment
7 Normanhurst Boys High School,Normanhurst,NSW,2076 100 100 1% 760 Trend / Compare Normanhurst,NSW,2076NSWGovernment
8 Baulkham Hills High School,Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153 100 100 1% 1250 Trend / Compare Baulkham Hills,NSW,2153NSWGovernment
9 Girraween High School,Girraween,NSW,2145 100 100 2% 760 Trend / Compare Girraween,NSW,2145NSWGovernment
10 Perth Modern School 100 100 1% 1440 Trend / Compare 6008WAGovernment
11 Fort Street High School,Petersham,NSW,2049 100 100 2% 920 Trend / Compare Petersham,NSW,2049NSWGovernment
12 Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus,North Curl Curl,NSW,2099 100 100 2% 790 Trend / Compare North Curl Curl,NSW,2099NSWGovernment
13 Penrith High School,Penrith,NSW,2750 100 99 2% 930 Trend / Compare Penrith,NSW,2750NSWGovernment
14 Hurlstone Agricultural High School,Glenfield,NSW,2167 100 99 2% 990 Trend / Compare Glenfield,NSW,2167NSWGovernment
15 Sydney Grammar School,Darlinghurst,NSW,2010 100 99 2% 1900 Trend / Compare Darlinghurst,NSW,2010NSWNon-government
16 Conservatorium High School,Sydney,NSW,2000 100 99 2% 160 Trend / Compare Sydney,NSW,2000NSWGovernment
17 Melbourne High School 100 100 1% 1370 Trend / Compare 3141VICGovernment
18 St George Girls High School,Kogarah,NSW,2217 100 99 2% 930 Trend / Compare Kogarah,NSW,2217NSWGovernment
19 Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology 100 100 1% 1240 Trend / Compare ToowongQLDGovernment
20 Caringbah High School,Ca