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Choosing the right high school for your child can be overwhelming. With such a large variety of schools to choose from, it's hard to know which one will be the best fit for your child and their learning goals. Our top high school rankings in Australia can be a valuable tool in making an informed decision for your family as all the research has already been done for you.

Finding the Top Ranking High Schools in Your State or Territory

Each state and territory comes with its different challenges when trying to find the right secondary school in your area. Whether it be distance, cost, or subject offerings, finding the right school for your child can be a time-consuming task. Our top ranking secondary school lists help take out all the heavy leg work for you, by offering a breakdown of notable schools in your area so that you can make an informed decision on where your child will embark on their learning journey.

Top High Schools in Australia

Click your state or territory to see the top 10 secondary schools
State/Territory Top High School Suburb Postcode Sector Year Range Teaching Staff School ICSEA Value Gender Religion Avg. NAPLAN Score
South Australia St Peter's Collegiate Girls School Stonyfell 5066 Non-government R-12 78 1190 Female Anglican 618
Queensland Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology Toowong 4066 Government 7-12 109 1213 Co-Ed Secular 678
Victoria Mac.Robertson Girls' High School Melbourne 3004 Government 9-12 91 1174 Female Secular 696
Western Australia Perth Modern School Subiaco 6008 Government 7-12 111 1236 Co-Ed Secular 693
New South Wales Sydney Grammar School Darlinghurst 2010 Non-government K-12 279 1273 Male Secular 686
Tasmania The Friends School North Hobart 7002 Non-government Prep-12 152 1152 Co-Ed Secular 602
Australian Capital Territory Radford College Bruce 2617 Non-government K-12 164 1202 Co-Ed Anglican 596
Northern Territory The Essington School Darwin Nightcliff 0810 Non-government T-12 75 1139 Co-Ed Secular 601

FAQs About Australian High School Rankings

Let's have a look at some of the most frequently asked questions from parents in Australia starting their research and journey to find the best secondary school for their child.

How are high schools in Australia ranked?

Top ranking schools in Australia are typically determined by a few factors, such as the number of exams sat by the school, the number of students receiving high scores in particular subjects, and school resourcing. School rankings also take into consideration NAPLAN results, the Index of ICSEA, and other relevant metrics.

What does ICSEA stand for in secondary school rankings?

ICSEA stands for the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage. This metric provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students. It takes into account factors like parental education, occupation, and location. This helps parents gain an understanding of a school's student population. ICSEA helps in comparing schools' academic achievements while considering the socioeconomic backgrounds of their students.

How do I find more high school rankings in Australia?

You can look up high school rankings in Australia through various sources like the My School and Good Schools Guide websites and educational publications. These publications provide detailed information about school rankings and past and present performance.

What are the top ranking primary schools in Australia?

Ensure your child continues to receive a quality education with our list of the top ranking primary schools in Australia.

How do I enrol my child in Kinetic Education tutoring?

To enrol your child in Kinetic's school tutoring, fill out the registration form. One of our Education Specialists will contact you to discuss your child's learning needs and schedule their first tutoring session.

Is Kinetic Education's high school tutoring near me?

Kinetic Education has provided high school tutoring to thousands of students. Our online tutoring program offers a flexible and accessible way to study anywhere in Australia. As long as your child has access to a reliable internet connection, they are good to go!

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