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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 South Australia 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 SA 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 South Australia

South Australia'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 South Australian 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 SA

Rank School Suburb Postcode Sector Year Range Teaching Staff School ICSEA Value Gender Religion Avg. NAPLAN Score
1 St Peter's Collegiate Girls School Stonyfell 5066 Non-government R-12 78 1190 Female Anglican 618
2 Walford Anglican School for Girls Hyde Park 5061 Non-government R-12 62 1173 Female Anglican 621
3 Wilderness School Medindie 5081 Non-government R-12 96 1177 Female Christian 615
4 Pembroke School Kensington Park 5068 Non-government R-12 183 1178 Co-Ed Christian 612
5 Glenunga International High School Glenunga 5064 Government 7-12 169 1148 Co-Ed Secular 623
6 St Peter's College St Peters 5069 Non-government R-12 160 1169 Co-Ed Catholic 598
7 St Ignatius College Athelstone 5076 Non-government R-12 128 1153 Co-Ed Catholic 606
8 Seymour College Glen Osmond 5064 Non-government R-12 92 1145 Co-Ed Female 614
9 Marryatville High School Marryatville South 5068 Government 7-12 128 1114 Co-Ed Secular 596
10 Southern Montessori School O'Sullivan Beach 5166 Non-government R-9 21 1100 Co-Ed Secular 596

FAQs About SA High School Rankings

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

How are high schools in South Australia ranked?

Top-ranking schools in South 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 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 SA?

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 SA?

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 SA.

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 Adelaide and South Australia 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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