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Choosing the right school for your child can be overwhelming, to say the least. With such a large variety of secondary schools in Queensland to choose from, it's hard to know which one will be the best fit for your child and their learning goals. Our top high school rankings in QLD 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 High Schools in Queensland

Queensland's top ranking high schools 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 through high exam scores, student-to-teacher ratios, resourcing and extracurricular offerings for students. By comparing these Queensland high 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.

Top 10 High Schools in QLD

Rank School Suburb Postcode Sector Year Range Teaching Staff School ICSEA Value Gender Religion Avg. NAPLAN Score
1 Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology Toowong 4066 Government 7-12 109 1213 Co-Ed Secular 678
2 Brisbane Girls Grammar School Brisbane 4000 Non-government 7-12 171 1200 Female Secular 636
3 Brisbane Grammar School Brisbane 4000 Non-government 5-12 169 1206 Male Secular 629
4 Somerville House South Brisbane 4101 Non-government Prep-12 119 1189 Female Presbyterian and Methodist 614
5 St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly 4068 Non-government Prep-12 205 1181 Co-Ed Lutheran 612
6 Somerset College Mudgeeraba 4213 Non-government Prep-12 110 1166 Co-Ed Christian 619
7 St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School Corinda 4075 Non-government Prep-12 81 1161 Female Anglican 616
8 Brisbane State High School South Brisbane 4101 Government 7-12 232 1151 Co-Ed Secular 618
9 Ormiston College Ormiston 4160 Non-government Prep-12 106 1139 Co-Ed Christian 611
10 Whitsunday Anglican School North Mackay 4740 Non-government Prep-12 70 1098 Co-Ed Anglican 613

FAQs About QLD High School Rankings

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

How are high schools in Queensland ranked?

Top-ranking schools in Queensland 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 high 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 indicates 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 to compare schools' academic achievements, whilst considering the socioeconomic backgrounds of their students.

How do I check high school rankings in QLD?

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.

What are the top ranking primary schools in QLD?

Ensure your child receives a quality education and builds a strong foundation for their high school studies with our list of the top ranking primary schools in QLD.

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 high school tutoring near me?

Kinetic Education has provided high school tutoring in Brisbane and Queensland to thousands of students. Our 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!

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