Ballarat’s top schools announced

Data released this week reveals Ballarat Clarendon College has the highest percentage of 40+ study scores of all schools in the Ballarat region. 

Ballarat Clarendon College also made the top 10 list for the entire state for their percentage of 40+ study scores.

The results are being released this week with the launch of Good Education Media’s The Good Schools Guide 2018.

Good Education Media, Melbourne’s largest provider of independent education data, releases the annual Good Schools Guide which comprehensively details nearly 600 schools across Victoria, including a breakdown of each school by sector, academic performance, tuition fees and curriculum.

“It’s a great achievement for Ballarat Clarendon College to top the list with the highest percentage of 40+ study scores of all schools in the Ballarat area”, said Chris Lester, CEO of Good Education Media.

“What we’ve seen in the data is that you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to get a quality education. Across the state, there’s a great mix of government and non-government schools all achieving a high percentage of 40+ study scores”, he said.

“Though the lists are important, this Guide isn’t solely developed to determine which are the ‘best’ schools in Victoria”, Mr Lester said.

Rather, he said, “it’s a tool to increase people’s understanding of the Victorian education system and help parents make an informed decision about the best school for their family.” Mr Lester said Good Education Media encourages parents to do their research before selecting a school. “We believe that parents have to choose the school that is the right fit for their child”, he said.

Ballarat’s top 5 schools, percentage of 40+ study scores are:

  1. Ballarat Clarendon College
  2. Loreto College
  3. Ballarat Grammar
  4. St Patrick’s College
  5. Ballarat High School

The 2018 edition of The Good Schools Guide Victoria is available via the Good Education Bookshop and selected newsagents. To purchase a copy of the Guide or search for your nearest stockist, visit

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