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Choosing the right school for your child can be overwhelming, to say the least. 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 school rankings can be a valuable tool in making an informed decision for your family as all the research has already been done for you.

Compare the Top Ranking Schools in Australia

Australia's top ranking schools can be categorised as schools that have consistently achieved high standards of education throughout the years. These schools offer exceptional opportunities for students and successfully prepare students for higher education. The criteria used to evaluate the success of these schools include academic excellence demonstrated by high exam scores, student-to-teacher ratios, resourcing and extracurricular offerings for students, just to name a few. By comparing these schools you can gain valuable insights into the education landscape in your area, and form a better understanding of what your expectations and preferences are for your child's schooling experience.

  • Government vs non-government schools
  • NAPLAN test scores for literacy and numeracy
  • The number of students enrolled vs the number of teaching staff
  • The location of the school
  • The school's ICSEA value
  • Primary and high schools
  • The year levels taught at the school

Find the Best Schools In Your State or Territory

Each state and territory comes with its different challenges when trying to find the right 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 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.

Your Australian School Rankings Questions Answered

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

How are 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 school rankings?

You may have seen the acronym ICSEA everywhere when researching schools, but what does it mean? 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, whilst considering the socioeconomic backgrounds of their students.

Do school rankings affect ATAR scores?

School rankings don't necessarily influence ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) scores, but they can give a pretty good indication of what type of school environment helps nurture high performers. Students from schools with higher performance rates often have better resources and support and may have a stronger academic culture. These can all be contributing factors to higher ATAR scores. However, it's important to note that ATAR scores are primarily based on individual student performance in their final examinations.

How do I check school rankings in Australia?

You can check school rankings 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.

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 tutoring near me?

Busy parents always ask - where can I find school tutoring near me? Kinetic Education's 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!

Enquire here to learn more and receive 2 weeks free tutoring+

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