Students star with super ATAR results

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

Albany’s Great Southern Grammar has been named in the top 30 WA high schools based on median ATAR results.

The Albany high school placed 30th with a median ATAR of 85.05, with 32 per cent of Great Southern Grammar ATAR students achieving an ATAR of 90 or greater, and 63 per cent of students achieving 80 or greater.

Great Southern Grammar deputy principal Emma Franklin said she was extremely proud of her students.

“We are absolutely so proud of all of our students — we have about 75 per cent of our students that go through onto an ATAR pathway and about 25 per cent who choose a VET pathway,” she said.

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“Our median ATAR score of 85 is a really super result.

“Our last highest median ATAR was in 2014 with a score of 83.35, so this is a great improvement on that and we are really pleased with the kids’ efforts.”

Mrs Franklin said to be in the top 30 schools for the State was a massive achievement.

“I think it is great for our regional high school to be recognised amongst other schools in the State,” she said. “Our regional students face challenges in terms of access to revision programs and support, so to come out on top is great. This year, we had 11 students receive certificates of distinction and 17 students receive certificates of merit. We couldn’t be more proud of our students.”

Denmark Senior High School principal Trevor Henderson with students Matthew Wong and Ronya Ramrath.
Camera IconDenmark Senior High School principal Trevor Henderson with students Matthew Wong and Ronya Ramrath. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

Denmark Senior High school also made the top-50 list with a median score of 81.55.

Principal Trevor Henderson said he was extremely proud of his students for their high performances.

“The ability of the students to excel in their studies and to perform at the highest level is extra-ordinary,” he said.

“These students are the most talented students I have seen.

“Their individual and collective academic performance, that ranks the school amongst the higher-performing schools in Western Australia, illustrates the school's capacity to deliver and I could not be more proud.”

Denmark SHS came in as the third-top regional public school.

Its top student, Ronya Ramrath, received an ATAR score of 99.85 — the highest at the school.

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