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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 Victoria 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 VIC 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 Victoria

Victoria'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 Victorian 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 VIC

Rank School Suburb Postcode Sector Year Range Teaching Staff School ICSEA Value Gender Religion Avg. NAPLAN Score
1 Mac.Robertson Girls' High School Melbourne 3004 Government 9-12 91 1174 Female Secular 696
2 Presbyterian Ladies' College Burwood 3125 Non-government Prep-12 174 1210 Female Presbyterian 653
3 Melbourne High School South Yarra 3141 Government 9-12 116 1166 Male Secular 690
4 Suzanne Cory High School Werribee 3030 Government 9-12 76 1151 Co-Ed Secular 675
5 Huntingtower School Mount Waverley 3149 Non-government Prep-12 81 1190 Co-Ed Christian 635
6 Camberwell Grammar School Canterbury 3126 Non-government Prep-12 175 1195 Male Anglican 629
7 Nossal High School Berwick 3806 Government 9-12 65 1136 Co-Ed Secular 677
8 Melbourne Grammar School Melbourne 3004 Non-government Prep-12 203 1187 Male Anglican 625
9 Ballarat Clarendon College Ballarat 3350 Non-government Prep-12 184 1165 Co-Ed Uniting 644
10 Lighthouse Christian College Keysborough 3173 Non-government Prep-12 80 1080 Co-Ed Christian 588

FAQs About VIC High School Rankings

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

How are high schools in Victoria ranked?

Top-ranking schools in Victoria 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 VIC?

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 VIC?

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 VIC.

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?

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