NSW HSC School Rankings 2021

Top 150 NSW Schools HSC Results 2021

The NSW HSC school rankings for 2021 have been revealed with the top 150 schools in NSW featured on the Hawkeye Education top achiever list.

In what many will remember as one of the most disruptive years for higher education in Australia’s recent history, 76,000+ students across NSW sat their higher school certificate with 68,000+ completing their HSC. The participation numbers for the 2021 HSC make it the most popular school credential in Australia ahead of Victoria and Queensland.

A snapshot of the 2021 HSC

  • HSC Examinations commenced on the 12th October 2021
  • Students sat more than 110 unique written exams across NSW
  • More than 200 students sat the HSC overseas in 2021
  • More than 700,000 exam pages were printed and distributed across NSW
  • Most students who sat the HSC in 2021 started formal school education in 2009
  • James Ruse Agricultural High School topped the top achievers list again
  • The top 10 performing high schools are academically selective
  • The inner-city suburbs of Sydney were strongly represented in the top 20 schools
  • Exam results were released on the 15th December 2021
NSW HSC School Rankings 2021

Top 150 HSC School Rankings NSW 2021

School Location 2021 HSC Ranking 2020 HSC Ranking Difference 20 to 21 High Scores Total HSC Students
James Ruse Agricultural High School Carlingford 1 1 0 710 160
North Sydney Boys High School Crows Nest 2 3 1 565 158
Baulkham Hills High School Baulkham Hills 3 2 -1 703 202
Sydney Grammar School Darlinghurst 4 5 1 655 184
Sydney Girls High School Surry Hills 5 9 4 536 162
Reddam House North Bondi 6 12 6 335 120
Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus North Curl Curl 7 13 6 418 139
Hornsby Girls High School Hornsby 8 6 -2 357 120
North Sydney Girls High School Crows Nest 9 4 -5 429 151
Normanhurst Boys High School Normanhurst 10 7 -3 375 127
Kambala Rose Bay 11 21 10 247 84
Meriden School Strathfield 12 17 5 396 151
Sydney Boys High School Surry Hills 13 10 -3 580 213
Conservatorium High School Sydney 14 8 -6 83 29
Abbotsleigh Wahroonga 15 16 1 455 170
Ascham School Edgecliff 16 11 -5 267 113
SCEGGS Darlinghurst Darlinghurst 17 14 -3 274 106
Moriah College Bondi Junction 18 41 23 257 117
Girraween High School Girraween 19 27 8 321 140
Ravenswood School for Girls Gordon 20 58 38 201 91
Loreto Kirribilli Kirribilli 21 23 2 302 134
Fort Street High School Petersham 22 18 -4 371 162
St Catherine’s School Waverley 23 29 6 214 109
Wenona School North Sydney 24 15 -9 264 123
Pymble Ladies’ College Pymble 25 31 6 436 215
Al-Faisal College Auburn 26 54 28 232 127
St Aloysius’ College Milsons Point 27 20 -7 331 152
Kincoppal – School of the Sacred Heart Rose Bay 28 56 28 196 94
St Clare’s College Waverley 29 86 57 110 63
Knox Grammar School Wahroonga 30 19 -11 600 335
Alpha Omega Senior College Auburn 31 55 24 170 103
Al Noori Muslim School Greenacre 32 32 0 125 73
Penrith High School Penrith 33 37 4 289 156
Tara Anglican School for Girls North Parramatta 34 28 -6 147 82
Cranbrook School Bellevue Hill 35 36 1 274 158
Emanuel School Randwick 36 38 2 140 77
Tangara School for Girls Cherrybrook 37 25 -12 59 36
Loreto Normanhurst Normanhurst 38 26 -12 306 177
MLC School Burwood 39 51 12 131 79
Hurlstone Agricultural High School Glenfield 40 33 -7 255 148
St Luke’s Grammar School Dee Why 41 24 -17 151 91
Sydney Technical High School Bexley 42 42 0 252 157
Roseville College Roseville 43 35 -8 190 106
Caringbah High School Caringbah 44 30 -14 238 153
St George Girls High School Kogarah 45 39 -6 254 163
Frensham School Mittagong 46 67 21 100 64
Sefton High School Sefton 47 70 23 250 172
Presbyterian Ladies’ College Sydney Concord 48 22 -26 242 156
Queenwood Neutral Bay 49 65 16 101 66
Merewether High School Broadmeadow 50 50 0 277 179
The King’s School Parramatta 51 34 -17 303 206
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College North Sydney 52 53 1 222 150
Parramatta Marist High School Westmead 53 46 -7 181 132
SHORE School North Sydney 54 40 -14 301 216
Barker College Hornsby 55 47 -8 474 347
Newcastle Grammar School Newcastle 56 45 -11 138 97
Smiths Hill High School Wollongong 57 68 11 173 124
Brigidine College Randwick Randwick 58 49 -9 145 102
Danebank – An Anglican School for Girls Hurstville 59 75 16 121 85
Chatswood High School Chatswood 60 69 9 223 176
International Grammar School Ultimo 61 96 35 127 100
Santa Sabina College Strathfield 62 48 -14 150 113
Bethany College Hurstville 63 80 17 168 133
Saint Ignatius’ College Lane Cove 64 44 -20 329 237
Willoughby Girls High School Willoughby 65 59 -6 178 155
Brigidine College St Ives St Ives 66 62 -4 153 125
St Mary and St Mina’s Coptic Orthodox College Bexley 67 0 -67 33 30
Masada College St Ives 68 113 45 82 72
St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove 69 77 8 193 161
St Vincent’s College Potts Point 70 52 -18 127 108
Arden Anglican School Beecroft 71 79 8 87 75
Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus Balgowlah 72 60 -12 104 90
St Augustine’s College Sydney Brookvale 73 66 -7 186 169
Freeman Catholic College Bonnyrigg Heights 74 110 36 212 173
Central Coast Grammar School Erina Heights 75 83 8 127 109
Marist College Kogarah Bexley 76 117 41 118 111
The Scots College Bellevue Hill 77 63 -14 201 168
Emmanuel Anglican College Ballina 78 149 71 31 29
St Spyridon College Matraville 79 74 -5 71 68
Prairiewood High School Wetherill Park 80 181 101 154 154
Clancy Catholic College West Hoxton 81 214 133 193 169
Mount St Benedict College Pennant Hills 82 126 44 154 151
St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox College Wattle Grove 83 88 5 62 58
Macarthur Anglican School Cobbitty 84 78 -6 107 98
Cerdon College Merrylands 85 163 78 180 163
Gosford High School Gosford 86 72 -14 175 143
Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich Woolwich 87 128 41 156 147
MacKillop College Port Macquarie 88 175 87 137 129
Macquarie Fields High School Macquarie Fields 89 124 35 170 174
Marist Catholic College Penshurst Mortdale 90 129 39 106 97
The Hills Grammar School Kenthurst 91 106 15 70 66
Amity College Auburn 92 119 27 124 131
Norwest Christian College Riverstone 93 0 not previoulsy top 150 34 38
Newington College Stanmore 94 179 85 193 186
Marist College Eastwood 95 105 10 106 118
Stella Maris College Manly 96 100 4 103 118
Aquinas Catholic College Menai 97 102 5 126 128
Australian International School Malaysia 98 145 47 32 32
Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta 99 81 -18 134 152
St Columba Anglican School Port Macquarie 100 139 39 89 98
William Clarke College Kellyville 101 94 -7 140 162
Newtown High School of Performing Arts Newtown 102 91 -11 138 167
St George Christian School Hurstville 103 107 4 49 60
St Charbel’s College Punchbowl 104 141 37 68 79
Malek Fahd Islamic School Greenacre 105 152 47 123 153
Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield 106 190 84 123 144
Mercy Catholic College Chatswood 107 93 -14 90 103
Cherrybrook Technology High School Cherrybrook 108 90 -18 246 290
Scots All Saints College Rose Bay 109 165 56 65 79
Cumberland High School Carlingford 110 243 133 75 97
Blacktown Boys High School Blacktown 111 272 161 62 71
Maronite College of the Holy Family Parramatta 112 316 204 50 66
Rosebank College Five Dock 113 156 43 152 181
Mount St Patrick College Murwillumbah 114 232 118 73 77
Oxford Falls Grammar School Oxford Falls 115 73 -42 64 83
Cheltenham Girls High School Beecroft 116 84 -32 167 211
St John Bosco College Engadine 117 158 41 89 100
St Philip’s Christian College Waratah 118 85 -33 69 93
Pacific Hills Christian School Dural 119 138 19 84 104
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Randwick 120 99 -21 82 103
Holy Cross College Ryde 121 297 176 74 88
Engadine High School Engadine 122 201 79 75 99
Burwood Girls High School Burwood 123 82 -41 132 180
Domremy Catholic College Five Dock 124 220 96 67 85
Northern Beaches Secondary College Mackellar Girls Campus Manly Vale 125 43 -82 94 121
SCECGS Redlands Neutral Bay 126 151 25 55 68
Marcellin College Randwick 127 116 -11 105 127
Tempe High School Tempe 128 166 38 106 144
St Patrick’s Marist College Dundas 129 174 45 100 137
St Ives High School St Ives 130 111 -19 104 147
Xavier Catholic College Ballina Ballina 131 146 15 66 89
St Patrick’s College Strathfield 132 125 -7 132 171
Carlingford High School Carlingford 133 97 -36 144 205
St Euphemia College Bankstown 134 104 -30 31 43
Covenant Christian School Belrose 135 134 -1 43 64
Redeemer Baptist School Parramatta 136 0 not previoulsy top 150 24 32
Canley Vale High School Canley Vale 137 279 142 156 213
Epping Boys High School Eastwood 138 76 -62 139 199
Mary MacKillop Catholic College Wakeley 139 241 102 102 141
Rose Bay Secondary College Rose Bay 140 95 -45 107 147
St Pius X College Chatswood 141 114 -27 113 139
Blakehurst High School Blakehurst 142 176 34 110 162
All Saints Grammar Belmore 143 233 90 25 36
Menai High School Menai 144 164 20 116 178
Blacktown Girls High School Blacktown 145 203 58 68 104
Al Amanah College Bankstown 146 0 not previoulsy top 150 21 31
Killarney Heights High School Killarney Heights 147 87 -60 84 127
St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill 148 71 -77 136 188
Blue Mountains Grammar School Blue Mountains 149 115 -34 42 62
Bonnyrigg High School Bonnyrigg 150 221 71 160 262

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