The Board of Studies has revealed the top-performing schools in the HSC.
The following table lists the top 10 schools in New South Wales, determined by the proportion of students who received a score of 90 per cent or higher in any HSC subject. It can be a useful guide for parents researching their children’s high school options.
The list provides an interesting mix of schools from all sectors, although the top seven spots were taken out by selective government schools. James Ruse Agricultural College has retained its top spot.
10. Sydney Grammar School
Sydney Grammar School (colloquially known as Grammar) is an independent, non-denominational, day school for boys, located in Darlinghurst, Edgecliff and St Ives, all suburbs of Sydney, Australia.
Incorporated in 1854 by Act of Parliament and opened in 1857, the school claims to offer a “classical” or “grammar” school education thought of as liberal, humane, pre-vocational pedagogy.
Sydney Grammar School currently has an enrolment of approximately 1841 students from kindergarten to Year 12, over three campuses. The two preparatory schools (K to 6), are located at Edgecliff in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and St Ives, on the Upper North Shore. The historic College Street campus caters for students from Forms I to VI (Years 7–12), and is in Darlinghurst, close to the Sydney central business district.
The school is affiliated with the Association of Heads of independent schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, and is a founding member of the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of New South Wales (AAGPS).
As of 2016, it ranked the 4th most expensive school in Australia with an average annual school fee of $32,644 per student.