Big effort puts DSHS in the top 50
The highest-performing schools have been revealed and one school in the Great Southern placed in the top 50.
Denmark Senior High placed 39th with a median ATAR of 83.55, climbing nine spots from the previous year.
Denmark principal Trevor Henderson said the achievements were the result of sustained effort since the former district high school became a senior high school in 2015.
He said even though Denmark was a small school, it offered a wide range of subjects, which meant class sizes were smaller than normal.
“Many of our teachers have been at the school for a long time,” he said
“Not only have they become more proficient in the teaching of the subjects and the curriculum requirements but they have also built a good culture in the school.”
Albany’s Great Southern Grammar ranked at 59 with a median ATAR of 80.6, falling from the previous year when they placed 30th.
The Albany school had 20 per cent of the cohort achieving an ATAR above 90 and 10 per cent achieving an ATAR above 95.
Principal Mark Sawle congratulated the class of 2018 on a solid set of results.
“These students made contributions to school life through leadership, spirituality, service, arts, sport and social justice and we are very proud of them.”
Top student and DUX winner was Holly Rost with an ATAR of 98.5.
St Joseph’s College placed 84th with a median ATAR of 77.75, Albany Senior High school placed 99th with 75.5.
North Albany Senior High school did not place on the list, due to a low number of ATAR students. Last year they placed 94 on the list with only 25 ATAR students.
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