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Best Performing Schools

The Herald has chosen eight subjects; English, Mathematics, Modern History, Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies, Geography and Computing Studies.

The percentages for each subject are based on the number of students in the HSC merit list - students who scored 90 or more in each subject, and the total number of students who studied the individual subject. This allows the percentages of a school's HSC class making the merit list to be calculated.

The eight subjects have been averaged to give an overall rank for the top sixty schools.

(no) in the table below indicates that the school did not offer that subject.

Rank School Name English Maths Modern History Biology Chemistry Business Studies Geography Computing Studies Overall Rank
1 James Ruse Agricultural High School 25.078.516.765.239.6no29.436.741.6%
2 Moriah College 4.940.
3 Sydney Girls High School 17.741.
4 North Sydney Girls High School 26.535.
5 Kambala Church of England Girls School Rose Bay 24.422.
6 Masada College 5.434.
7 Merewether High School 14.336.
8 Sydney Boys High School 1.743.94.512.59.617.
9 MLC Burwood 6.627.716.
10 Tangara School for Girls
11 Ascham School Edgecliff
12 Sydney Grammar School 7.548.
13 Abbotsleigh 16.327.
14 North Sydney Boys High School 7.547.
15 Presbyterian Ladies College Sydney 16.416.
16 St George Girls High School Kogarah 18.825.
17 Sydney Technical High School Bexley 3.845.
18 Pymble Ladies' College
19 Baulkham Hills High School 17.430.812.95.02.4no3.60.010.3%
20 Port Macquarie High School Distance Education Centre
21 Coleambally Central School 0.05.9no0.020.0no33.30.09.9%
22 Fort Street High School Petersham
23 Temora High School
24 Meriden School Strathfield 4.916.
25 Tara Anglican School for Girls North Parramatta 0.09.913.36.95.911.
26 Roseville College 12.910.
27 Gulargambone Central School
28 St Catherine's School 6.718.
29 Newcastle Grammar School 3.417.525.
30 Conservatorium High School 4.012.522.20.00.0nonono7.7%
31 Ravenswood School for Girls 7.919.
32 Gosford High School 4.817.
33 Girraween High School 2.328.
34 Knox Grammar School
35 Cootamundra High School
36 Queenwood School for Girls 6.412.412.
37 Penrith High School 2.815.
38 Moruya High School
39 Canberra Grammar School 9.416.
40 Willoughby Girls High School 6.99.810.
41 Ariah Park Central School nonono0.00.00.0no25.06.2%
42 Cobar High School
43 Sefton High School
44 SCECGS Redlands 3.311.
45 Caringbah High School
46 Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College North Sydney
47 Saint Ignatius' College 3.817.31.37.511.
48 Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School 3.614.
49 Holy Cross College Woollahra
50 Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart
51 Loreto Kirribilli
52 Hurlstone Agricultural High School Glenfield
53 Barker College Hornsby
54 Condobolin High School
55 Strathfield Girls High School 2.916.
56 The Emanuel School
57 Ashfield Boys High School 0.012.2no0.00.0no0.017.65.0%
58 Cranbrook School 1.515.
59 Asquith Girls High School 6.37.411.
60 SCEGGS Darlinghurst 9.713.

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