Stonnington high schools among best in state

Stonnington schools have ranked among the state’s best performers.

St Kevin’s College in Toorak and South Yarra’s Melbourne High School were top in the municipality based on the percentage of students who achieved a study score of more than 40 in their VCE subjects, according to the Good Education Group, publishers of The Good Schools Guide.

At both schools, 31 per cent of students earned a study score of more than 20 in 2017.

Not to be outdone, Stonnington’s girl’s schools were also well represented in the figures, with between 27 and 30 per cent of students at Melbourne Girls’ Grammar, Loreto Mandeville Hall, Lauriston Girls’ School and Korowa Anglican Girls’ School achieving a study score over 40.

Good Education Group chief executive Chris Lester said academic results were important but parents should also consider other aspects of a school before enrolling their child, such as its sport and drama facilities, or access to VET studies.

Lauriston principal Susan Just said the results reflected the students’ hard work and the dedication of the staff.

Korowa Anglican Girls’ School principal Helen Carmody said Korowa had a “long history of excellence” and staff encouraged each student to follow their passion.

The highest proportion of scores over 40 achieved by any school in Victoria last year was 38 per cent.

To purchase a copy of the latest edition of The Good Schools Guide, visit www.goodeducationbookshop.com.

 

This article originally appeared in the Stonnington Leader – Top marks for schools

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