VCE ATAR results 2023: Victoria's top performing schools

View the results of Victoria's top-ranked schools based on 2023's VCE results.

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By KIS Academics
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This year more than 45,000 students have received an ATAR with an average rank of 69.31 for the 2023 cohort. Although this is a slight drop from 70.33 in 2022, we still saw a record-high number of outstanding results and perfect scores from 2023 VCE students. Here is a summary of the results achieved by some of Victoria's best-performing schools.  

  • The median ATAR score of the state is recorded to be 76.55.
  • 7.1% of Victorian students achieved an ATAR of 90% or above.

Top VCE results

This year, 30 male and nine female students (39 total) received an ATAR of 99.95, the highest possible rank possible in VCE.

Below is a tally of which Victorian Schools these students came from:

5 students - Scotch College
4 - Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
3 - Melbourne Grammar School
3 - Melbourne High
2 - Caulfield Grammar School
2 - Fintona Girls’ School
2 - Haileybury
2 - Korowa Anglican Girls’ School
1 - Ballarat Clarendon College
1 - Brighton Grammar School
1 - Ivanhoe Grammar School
1 - Methodist Ladies’ College
1 - Ruyton Girls’ School
1 - St Kevin’s College
1 - Trinity Grammar School
1 - Marcellin College
1 - Mazenod College

Victoria's Top Performing Schools ATAR results

Ballarat Clarendon College (1st in the state)

  • 19 students (11% of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state.
  • 116 students (70% of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state.
  • Seventeen students achieved perfect Study Scores of 50.
  • The median study score was 39.
  • The median ATAR was 94.4.

Bialik College (2nd in the state)

  • 8.9% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state.
  • 38% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
  • 61.7% of students achieved an ATAR of 85 or above, placing them in the top 15% of the state.
  • The median study score was 37.

Huntingtower School (3rd in the state)

  • 12% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state.
  • 41% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
  • 70% of students achieved an ATAR of  90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state.
  • The median study score was 37.
  • The median ATAR was 93.5.

Mount Scopus Memorial College (4th in the state)

  • 7 per cent of students at Mount Scopus Memorial College achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state.
  • 37 per cent of students achieved a score of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
  • 56 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state.
  • The median study score was 37.
  • The median ATAR was 92.1.

The following schools are listed in no particular order.

Scotch College

  • 6 boys (2.6% of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of 99.90 or above, placing them in the top 0.1% of the state.
  • 21 boys (9.2% of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of 99.50 or above, placing them in the top 0.5% of the state.
  • 112 boys (48.9% of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of  90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state.
  • The median ATAR was 89.85.

Haileybury College

  • 12% of students attained an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state.
  • 33% of Haileybury students attained an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
  • 48% of Haileybury students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state.
  • The median ATAR was 89.4.

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

  • 14 students (5% of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 99.5 or above.
  • 23 students (14% of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 99 or above.
  • 40 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above.
  • The median ATAR was 86.15.

Melbourne Grammar School

  • 14% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above (top 1% in the population).
  • 35% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above (top 5% in the population).
  • 55% of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above (top 10% in the population).
  • Fifteen students achieved the maximum score of 50 in one subject in 2023.

Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

  • 10% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above.
  • 38% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above.
  • 68% of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above.
  • The median study score was 36.
  • The median ATAR was 94.10

Fintona Girls’ School

  • 8 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 99 and above, placing them in the top 1% of the state.
  • 50 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 95 and above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
  • 58 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 90 and above, placing them in the top 10% of the state.
  • The median study score was 35
  • The median ATAR was 95

St Catherine's School

  • 17% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above (top 1% of the state).
  • 39% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above (top 5% of the state).
  • 58% of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above (top 10% of the state).
  • The median study score was 36.
  • The median ATAR was 93.4.

Caulfield Grammar School

  • 38 (9% of the cohort) Caulfield Grammar students have achieved an ATAR of 98 or above, placing them in the top 2% of the state.
  • 19% of students attained an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
  • 33% of students attained an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state.
  • The median ATAR was 82.5.

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