Best schools in Perth, Western Australia

Top performing schools in Perth, Western Australia

The Good Schools Guide has compiled a list of the best performing schools in Western Australia based on median ATAR scores in 2016. We have identified top schools from various suburbs across the whole state.

School

Gender

Type

Region

Median ATAR

Perth Modern School

Co-ed

Government

City Central

95.55

Presbyterian Ladies' College - Perth

Female

Independent

South Western

92.9

Penrhos College

Female

Independent

South Western

92.65

Christ Church Grammar School

Male

Independent

South Western

92.5

Santa Maria College

Female

Catholic

South Western

91.85

St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls (Inc)

Female

Independent

South Western

91.4

Perth College

Female

Independent

North Eastern

90.55

St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Female

Independent

North Western

90.4

Methodist Ladies' College

Female

Independent

South Western

90.3

Shenton College

Co-ed

Government

City Central

90

School rating and rankings based on study score

The list was bookended by the only two co-educational and government institutions to feature – Perth Modern School was the best performer with a median ATAR of 95.55, while Shenton College finished in 10th place with 90. These were also the only two schools to hail from the City Central region of Perth.

The South-Western Suburbs were comfortably the most represented, with Presbyterian Ladies’ College – Perth, Penrhos College, Christ Church Grammar School, Santa Maria College, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls (Inc) and Methodist Ladies’ College making up the bulk of the top 10.  

Seven of the 10 were all girls’ schools, with two co-ed and just one all-boys institution making the cut. Only one Catholic school and two government schools were ranked among the best performers in Perth, with the remainder from the independent sector.

Interested in sending your child to one of these schools? Search for schools in Perth for more information about median study scores and ATARs.

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