The Top High Schools in Sydney for the 2021 HSC

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The 2021 HSC results are in, and once again, James Ruse Agricultural High School has taken the top spot for the best high school in Sydney for 2021. 

It comes as no surprise that James Ruse Agricultural High School has taken the top place again. The selective, co-educational public high school in Carlingford has topped the state since 1995, and not even a year plagued with two different strains of a contagious virus and homeschooling could deter its top students from achieving incredible HSC results. 

"We are incredibly proud of the 160 students in the class of 2021," said principal Rachel Powell. "They have demonstrated great fortitude by rising to countless challenges and changing conditions over the past two years."

More impressive HSC results for 2021 have come from last year's high achievers, including North Sydney Boys and Baulkham Hills High rounding out the top three spots. Last year, North Sydney Boys made the second spot, but this year, Baulkham Hills High has nabbed the honour of the second-best high school in Sydney. 

The Department of Education released the 2021 HSC results on 20 January 2022 after NSW students received their results. During a year fraught with homeschooling, lower than normal teacher-to-student ratios, self-isolation, and a staggering increase in mental health issues, it is an incredible achievement on the part of all NSW HSC students and we commend them.

Here are the Top 10 High School HSC rankings for 2021: 

1. James Ruse Agricultural High School

2. North Sydney Boys High School

3. Baulkham Hills High School

4. Sydney Grammar School

5. Sydney Girls High School

6. Reddam House

7. Northern Beaches College, Manly

8. Hornsby Girls High School

9. North Sydney Girls High School

10. Normanhurst Boys High School

For a more comprehensive guide, check out the Better Education HSC results table.

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