Saturday, 5 January 2008

Government schools beat private schools

Local school kids have a better chance of getting a top education if they attend government rather than private schools in the Parramatta region as defined by the Department of Education The top three schools in the region, James Ruse Agricultural High School, ranked number 1 in the state, Baulkham Hills High School, number 4, and Girraween High School (number 32) were government schools.

The highest ranked private school in the region was Tara Anglican School for Girls (number 44) followed by The King's School, one of the most exclusive in the state, at number 74. King's will increase fees by 5.5 per cent this year, bringing the cost for a year 12 student to $22,062.

Only a dozen or so schools in the region were placed in the top 200 institutions.