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Which are the Best Schools in Auckland?


Which are the Best Schools in Auckland?

Auckland Grammar failed the cut, but Mt Roskill Grammar outshone wealthier rivals in Metro magazine's investigation to find the top 25 high schools in Auckland.

Metro editor Lauren Quaintance says, "I expect this list to bring out strong feelings. But we felt that parents should not make such an important decision without being able to weigh up some very pertinent and new data."

Senior writer Gilbert Wong consulted education experts to devise a novel ratings system that let Metro help provide the answer to one of the most important questions in your son or daughter's education: which high school is best?

"If you want to know how your local school does compared to the one down the road, you won't get an answer from the Ministry of Education," says Wong. He gained access to a variety of databases including university entrance rates, teacher turnover and student suspensions and stand-downs that enabled Metro to rate the job schools are doing.

The Metro ratings system compares private with public, NCEA with Cambridge and comes up with a list of the 25 top performing schools across the region.

Those that made the cut include a mix of private and public, high and low decile schools. Under Metro's criteria some so-called beacon schools like Auckland Grammar and Kings College did not perform as well as comparable schools.

Mt Roskill Grammar, a decile 5 school was discovered to be producing better results than a clutch of decile 10 high schools.

The Best Schools issue of Metro with in-depth information on the 25 top schools in the region is on sale on Monday (July 31).

The top 25 schools list:

1. St Cuthbert's College
2. Diocesan School for Girls
3. Epsom Girls Grammar
4. Carmel College
5. Baradene College
6. Rosmini College
7. Westlake Girls" High
8. St Kentigern College
9. Kingsway School
10. Takapuna Grammar School
11. St Mary's College
12. Rangitoto College
13. Dilworth School
14. Wesley College
15. Pakuranga College
16. Howick College
17. Glendowie College
18. Marist College
19. Mt Roskill Grammar
20. Sacred Heart College
21. St Dominic's College
22. Sir Edmund Hillary College
23. Western Springs College
24. Liston College
25. Auckland Girls Grammar

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