Best schools in Ballarat, Victoria

Published December 2017

This article uses data from the 2016 school year.

We've compiled a list of the best performing schools in the Ballarat region based on median ATAR scores in 2016. We have identified top schools from various regions across the whole state.

Top performing schools in Ballarat, Victoria

SchoolGenderTypeSuburb Median ATAR
Ballarat Clarendon CollegeCo-edIndependentBallarat37
Ballarat GrammarCo-edIndependentWendouree32
Loreto CollegeAll-girlsIndependentBallarat32
St Patrick's CollegeAll-boysCatholicBallarat29
Ballarat High SchoolCo-edGovernmentBallarat28
Ballarat Secondary College - Woodmans Hill CampusCo-edGovernmentBallarat East27


School rating and rankings based on study score

Ballarat Clarendon College students achieved the highest median ATAR (37) of any school in the region of Ballarat. Loreto College, the only all-girls school on the list, and Ballarat Grammar came in at second place with a median ATAR of 32.

The solitary all-boys entry, St Patricks College, occupied third position with an ATAR of 29, followed closely by Ballarat High School with a median score of 28. The Woodmans Hill campus of Ballarat Secondary College (technically located in Ballarat East) was one of two government schools on the list and finished in fifth place with a median ATAR of 27.

Ballarat Clarendon College not only led the way for the local region but also featured in the top five state-wide. Out of all Victorian schools, Ballarat Clarendon College ended up finishing equal third with a score a median ATAR of 37 alongside Mount Scopus Memorial College, Melbourne High School, Shelford Girls’ Grammar and Ruyton Girls’ School.

To find out more about schools in Victoria, take advantage of the search function on The Good Schools Guide. You can also research top performing schools from Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.

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