July 1, 2017 Nic Rothquel

Selective Schools in NSW

There are 46 selective schools in NSW, however only 21 of them are fully selective – the remainder incorporate a selective stream in each year group.

The fully selective high schools in NSW are:

Baulkham Hills High School, Baulkham Hills

Caringbah High School, Caringbah

Fort Street High School, Petersham

Girraween High School, Girraween

Gosford High School, Gosford

Hornsby Girls High School, Hornsby

Merewether High School, Broadmeadow

Normanhurst Boys High School, Normanhurst

North Sydney Boys High School, Crows Nest

North Sydney Girls High School, Crows Nest

NBSC Manly Selective Campus, Curl Curl

Penrith High School, Penrith

Smiths Hill High School, Wollongong

St George Girls High School, Kogarah

Sydney Boys High School, Surry Hills

Sydney Girls High School, Surry Hills

Sydney Technical High School, Bexley

There are also 4 agricultural selective schools:

James Ruse Agricultural High School, Carlingford

Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Glenfield

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Calala

Yanco Agricultural High School, Yanco

Competition to gain entry to these school is fierce – which can be further compounded by geographic isolation, like when there is only one selective school in a region, i.e. Manly Selective on the Northern Beaches, Gosford High School on the Central Coast etc.

That being said, it is clear why. Selective schools constantly fill the top 5 performing schools in the HSC, with James Ruse Agricultural High School being the number one performer for the last 26 years.

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