Average HSC Ranks of Top Selective High Schools

Disclaimer: this is not an indication of which high schools are better.   

  *Whilst Sydney Grammar School is not officially a selective school, we have added it here as they still select their high school students based on academic merit.

*Whilst Sydney Grammar School is not officially a selective school, we have added it here as they still select their high school students based on academic merit.

Just for everyone who is curious, here are the average HSC ranks of the top selective schools (those which have achieved a top 100 ranking at least once within the selected years) of the years 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. These ranks are based on the relative amount of band sixes attained compared to the amount of HSC courses enrolled in each high school. As expected, James Ruse Agricultural High School has been ranked first in all four years. Both Chatswood High School and Macquarie Fields High School have improved to achieve a top 100 rank in more recent years. Again, this is not a clear indicator of a school's performance in the HSC.  

Below is a table of the HSC high school ranks for the top selective schools in all 4 years if you're interested (ranks below 100 are not included).

 
Year 2002 2006 2010 2014
Baulkham Hills 3 4 4 5
Caringbah 8 46 35 38
Chatswood 79
Fort Street 15 13 13 13
Girraween 32 37 24 15
Gosford 25 26 36 39
Hornsby Girls 4 2 3 7
Hurlstone Agricultural 31 23 21 24
James Ruse Agricultural 1 1 1 1
Macquarie Fields 93
Merewether 23 30 45 44
Normanhurst Boys 27 24 17 22
North Sydney Boys 7 9 8 2
North Sydney Girls 2 5 2 3
Northern Beaches - Manly 36 28 7 8
Penrith 74 29 27 33
Sefton 46 53 46 60
Smiths Hill 40 53 39 45
St George Girls 9 11 18 19
Sydney Boys 11 8 6 6
Sydney Girls 5 3 5 4
Sydney Grammar 10 9 9 11
Sydney Technical 20 34 32 31
 

Jack Zheng | N° 14