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Victoria’s top schools announced

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Good Education Group’s The Good Schools Guide has revealed the best performing schools in Victoria based on VCE study scores*.

The top Secondary Schools in Victoria with study scores above 40 are:

Yesodei HaTorah College

Mac.Robertson Girls' High School

Bialik College

Mount Scopus Memorial College

Ballarat Clarendon College

Melbourne High School

St Kevin’s College

Source: The Good Schools Guide 2019

Yesodei HaTorah College has the highest percentage of students with a study score over 40. With an impressive 38% of students topping 40, the Brighton school just pipped fellow perpetual high performers The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School (37%), and Bialik College and Mount Scopus Memorial College (36%).

Fourth placed Ballarat Clarendon College was the sole regional school in the top five with 34%, while Melbourne High School and St Kevin’s College both had 31% of students score above 40.

The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School and Melbourne High School are both government selective, while the remainder of the list hailed from the independent sector.

Ballarat Clarendon College Principal, David Shepherd says he’s delighted the Guide highlighted the school as one of Victoria’s top performers.

“Ballarat Clarendon College is proud to be named as one of Victoria’s exceptional schools by The Good School’s Guide – and to be the only regional school in the top 5 is an outstanding achievement. At Clarendon, we focus on the learning and the progress of every student and it is gratifying for all in our community that we are publicly acknowledged for delivering on our goal, says Shepherd.

Good Education Group CEO, Chris Lester, says that while academic results are important, they aren’t the only factor parents should look at when choosing a school

“Academic performance shouldn’t be disregarded but there are lots of other reasons a school could be the right fit for a child. They might have modern sporting facilities, a great drama department, access to VET studies – there is plenty to take into consideration,” says Lester.

The annual Good Schools Guide is one of Good Education Group’s premier publications and comprehensively details 578 schools across Victoria, including a breakdown of each school by sector, academic performance, tuition fees and curriculum, helping parents to make well-informed decisions about the best school for their child.

To buy a copy go to goodeducationbookshop.com and visit www.goodschoolsguide.com.au for more information.

*A VCE study score is the relative position of a student compared with all others that studied the same subject. Assessment is measured on a scale of zero to 50. The highest proportion of scores over 40 achieved by any school in Victoria was 38 per cent. The lowest proportion of scores over 40 achieved by a Victorian school was 0 per cent.

**The highest median VCE score achieved by any school in Victoria was 37. The lowest median VCE score achieved by a Victorian school was 21.


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