Victoria’s top secondary schools announced

Good Education Group, Australia’s largest provider of independent education data, has launched the latest edition of The Good Schools Guide, revealing the best performing schools in Victoria based on VCE study scores*.

Top Secondary Schools in Victoria with study scores above 40 

School Region Sector Median VCE Score** Scores Above 40
Yesodei HaTorah College Southern Metro Independent 34 38%
The Mac.Roberston Girls’ High School Central Metro Government 37 37%
Bialik College Eastern Metro Independent 37 36%
Mount Scopus Memorial College Southern Metro Independent 37 36%
Ballarat Clarendon College Central Highlands Independent 37 34%
Melbourne High School Central Metro Government 36 31%
St Kevin’s College Central Metro Catholic 37 31%

Source: The Good Schools Guide 2019

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

Fourth placed Ballarat Clarendon College was the sole regional school in the top five with 34 per cent, while Melbourne High School and St Kevin’s College both had 31 per cent 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.

Good Education Group is Australia’s leading independent provider of education and career resources, dedicated to empowering people to make informed decisions about their future education and career pathways.

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.

The Good Schools Guide is available for purchase at as well as selected newsagencies. Visit for more information.

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The Good Schools Guide’s top Victorian secondary schools with study scores above 40, by region 

Central Metropolitan Scores Above 40
The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School 37%
Melbourne High School
St Kevin’s College
Melbourne Girls Grammar 29%
Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak 27%
Caulfield Grammar School 26%


Southern Metropolitan Scores Above 40
Yesodei HaTorah College 38%
Mount Scopus Memorial College 36%
Lauriston Girls’ School
Haileybury Girls College
Leibler Yavneh College 28%
Haileybury College 26%


Eastern Metropolitan Scores Above 40
Bialik College 36%
Huntingtower School 30%
Korowa Anglican Girls’ School
Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC)
Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) 28%
Camberwell Girls Grammar School
Ruyton Girls’ School
Scotch College



Western Metropolitan Scores Above 40
Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School 25%
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School 24%
Suzanne Cory High School 20%
Westbourne Grammar School 15%
St Columba’s College 12%


Barwon-South Western Scores Above 40
The Geelong College 19%
Apollo Bay P-12 College 16%
Sacred Heart College Geelong 14%
Mortlake College
The Hamilton and Alexandra College
Casterton Secondary College 11%


Central Highlands – Wimmera Scores Above 40
Ballarat Clarendon College 34%
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College 13%
Ballarat Grammar 11%
Nhill College 8%
Goroke P-12 College
Loreto College


Gippsland Scores Above 40
Swifts Creek P-12 School 17%
Gippsland Grammar 11%
St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School 10%
Catholic College Sale 9%
Leongatha Secondary College
Marist Sion College
Neerim District Secondary College


Goulburn-North Eastern Scores Above 40
Goulburn Valley Grammar School 17%
Victory Lutheran College
Shepparton Christian College
Notre Dame College 7%
Cathedral College Wangaratta 6%
Yea High School 5%


Loddon-Mallee Scores Above 40
Murrayville Community College 21%
Girton Grammar School 17%
Braemar College 12%
Tyrrell College 10%
Sacred Heart College Kyneton 9%

Source: The Good Schools Guide 2019

*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. For more information, visit the VCAA website

**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. 

***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.


  1. Susan Herlihy-Reply
    December 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Great to see my old school did so well in VCE Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

  2. Adam Soultan-Reply
    February 29, 2020 at 5:13 am

    Tip. Don’t just look at results. Huntingtower gets great results. But inflicts strict religious & human protocols on students. And in years after leaving the school results show.

  3. Ifra-Reply
    August 7, 2020 at 10:23 am

    How about Edgars Creek Secondary?

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