Every school ranked: Nine from region make top 100

Academic: Athanasia Vardakis-Vertzayias received an HSC first in course award for Modern Greek Continuers in 2017, studying through the Saturday School of Community Languages St George Girls High School Centre. Picture: John Veage
Academic: Athanasia Vardakis-Vertzayias received an HSC first in course award for Modern Greek Continuers in 2017, studying through the Saturday School of Community Languages St George Girls High School Centre. Picture: John Veage

St George Girls High School has held onto the title of best performing school in the region for HSC.

Nine high schools from St George and the Sutherland Shire ranked inside the top 100 high schools for 2017, according to Better Education’s HSC rankings.

Only six high schools from the region made the cut in 2016.

Better Education ranked almost 600 high schools across NSW following the release of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) results in December. A full rundown of how Better Education rank each school is listed below.

St George Girls High School in Kogarah was the best academic performer in the region – a title the school has held for over a decade – ranking 24th in 2017.

Picture: File

Picture: File

The selective school in Kogarah was closely followed by brother school Sydney Technical High School in Bexley (29th) and Caringbah High School (39th).

All three schools are selective schools.

Other schools in the region which also landed inside the top 100 were Danebank Anglican School For Girls, Marist College Kogarah, Bethany College, Inaburra School, Shire Christian School and St Ursula’s College.

St George Girls High School principal Betty Romeo said she was extremely proud of the students at the school, despite slipping down the rankings compared to 2016.

“The students performed exceptionally well and have made their school and teachers very proud,” she said. 

“To be ranked amongst the top performing schools in NSW is a great achievement for any school community. 

“The school fosters a very supportive culture where the wellbeing of the students is nurtured.

“A significant amount of energy has been invested into providing individual support to the students to support them in achieving their personal best.” 

Caringbah High School was the best performing school in the shire for 2017.

Principal David Chapple said the school tried to foster a love of learning which was reflected in the results.

“The 158 students from Caringbah High School who sat the 2017 HSC should be very pleased with their results, as is the school,” he said.

“What they achieved is not only a credit to their own hard work and that of their teachers but also the support provided by the students’ families and friends.”

St George and Sutherland Shire high schools ranking for 2017:

24th St George Girls High School (Kogarah)

29th Sydney Technical High School (Bexley)

39th Caringbah High School

61st Danebank Anglican School For Girls (Hurstville)

73rd Marist College Kogarah

92nd Bethany College (Hurstville)

95th Inaburra School (Bangor)

97th Shire Christian School (Barden Ridge)

100th St Ursula’s College (Kingsgrove)

122nd St John Bosco College (Engadine)

137th St George Christian School (Hurstville)

160th St Patrick’s College Sutherland 

186th Menai High School

188th Kirrawee High School 

191st Aquinas Catholic College (Menai)

221st Lucas Heights Community School

224th Blakehurst High School

231st De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla

245th Port Hacking High School (Miranda)

258th Woolooware High School

275th Cronulla High School

281st Sylvania High School 

293rd The Jannali High School 

306th Engadine High School 

313th Beverly Hills Girls High School 

314th Georges River College Oatley Senior Campus 

354th Moorefield Girls High School (Kogarah)

366th Kogarah High School

370th Marist Catholic College Penshurst 

402nd Heathcote High School 

413th Gymea Technology High School

415th Kingsgrove High School 

426th James Cook Boys Technology High School (Kogarah)

484th Endeavour Sports High School (Caringbah)

  • How the rankings work:
  • Better Education take into account distinguished achievers when doing its HSC rankings. Distinguished achievers are those students who ranked in the highest bracket (band six or extension band four) for a subject. This means they scored 90 to 100 per cent. Better Education work out the percentage of distinguished achievers against how many exams were sat at a school. For example, if students at a school complete a total of 1000 HSC subjects in 2017, and 500 return as distinguished achievers, then the school’s distinguished achievers’ percentage will be 50 per cent. Schools are then ranked according to that percentage.
  • St George Girls High School had a distinguished achievers’ percentage of 35.38 per cent, followed by Sydney Technical High School (32.63 per cent), Caringbah High School (30.62 per cent), Danebank Anglican School for Girls (22.75 per cent), and Marist College Kogarah (20.52 per cent).


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