Melbourne High School Top 5

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School TypeSecondary
Year Range9-12
AddressFORREST HILL South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone03 9826 0711
Website http://www.mhs.vic.edu.au
GenderMale
RegionMetropolitan
Students1369
Boys1369
Girls0
ICSEA Value1179
Aus. Average1000
Finances per student$13,050
Aus. Average per student$17,550
Australian Government14%
State/Territory Government61%
Fees, parent contributions etc17%
Others8%
School Ranking History for Melbourne High School
2015 2014 2013
NAPLAN (Secondary) N/A N/A N/A
VCE N/A N/A N/A
Student Distribution for Melbourne High School
Total Enrollments (Approx): 1368; Full Time Student Teacher Ratio: 14.3/1
ICSEA Score: 1179;
Students of Non-English Speaking Background in 2015 NAPLAN tests: 79%
Bottom Quarter Middle Quarters Top Quarter
Student Distribution 4% 7% 19% 71%
Australian Average 25% 25% 25% 25%
Total Enrollments (Approx): 1368; Full Time Student Teacher Ratio: 14.6/1
ICSEA Score: 1173;
Students of Non-English Speaking Background in 2014 NAPLAN tests: 78%
Bottom Quarter Middle Quarters Top Quarter
Student Distribution 4% 8% 17% 71%
Australian Average 25% 25% 25% 25%
Total Enrollments (Approx): 1364; Full Time Student Teacher Ratio: 13.8/1
Student Attendance Rate: 98%
ICSEA Score: 1173;
Students of Non-English Speaking Background in 2013 NAPLAN tests: 83%
Bottom Quarter Middle Quarters Top Quarter
Student Distribution 4% 9% 16% 71%
Australian Average 25% 25% 25% 25%
Total Enrollments (Approx): 1372; Full Time Student Teacher Ratio: 13.5/1
Student Attendance Rate: 97%
ICSEA Score: 1139;
Students of Non-English Speaking Background in 2012 NAPLAN tests: 83%
Bottom Quarter Middle Quarters Top Quarter
Student Distribution 5% 9% 29% 57%
Australian Average 25% 25% 25% 25%
Total Enrollments (Approx): 1372; Full Time Student Teacher Ratio: 14.2/1
Student Attendance Rate: 95%
ICSEA Score: 1150;
Students of Non-English Speaking Background in 2011 NAPLAN tests: 77%
Bottom Quarter Middle Quarters Top Quarter
Student Distribution N/A N/A N/A N/A
Australian Average 25% 25% 25% 25%
Total Enrollments (Approx): 1356; Full Time Student Teacher Ratio: 14.4/1
Student Attendance Rate: 95%
ICSEA Score: 1151;
Students of Non-English Speaking Background in 2010 NAPLAN tests: 88%
Bottom Quarter Middle Quarters Top Quarter
Student Distribution 9% 7% 21% 64%
Australian Average 25% 25% 25% 25%
Total Enrollments (Approx): 1354; Full Time Student Teacher Ratio: 13.9/1
Student Attendance Rate: 94%
ICSEA Score: 1087;
Students of Non-English Speaking Background in 2009 NAPLAN tests: 81%
Bottom Quarter Middle Quarters Top Quarter
Student Distribution 9% 18% 26% 47%
Australian Average 25% 25% 25% 25%
Student Distribution

2015

71%Top Quarter

  • ICSEA Score1179
  • Attendance RateN/A
  • Enrollments1368
  • Non-English Speaking79%
  • Top Quarter71%
  • Middle Top Quarter19%
  • Middle Bottom Quarter7%
  • Bottom Quarter4%

2014

71%Top Quarter

  • ICSEA Score1173
  • Attendance RateN/A
  • Enrollments1368
  • Non-English Speaking78%
  • Top Quarter71%
  • Middle Top Quarter17%
  • Middle Bottom Quarter8%
  • Bottom Quarter4%

2013

71%Top Quarter

  • ICSEA Score1173
  • Attendance Rate98%
  • Enrollments1364
  • Non-English Speaking83%
  • Top Quarter71%
  • Middle Top Quarter16%
  • Middle Bottom Quarter9%
  • Bottom Quarter4%

2012

57%Top Quarter

  • ICSEA Score1139
  • Attendance Rate97%
  • Enrollments1372
  • Non-English Speaking83%
  • Top Quarter57%
  • Middle Top Quarter29%
  • Middle Bottom Quarter9%
  • Bottom Quarter5%

2011

0%Top Quarter

  • ICSEA Score1150
  • Attendance Rate95%
  • Enrollments1372
  • Non-English Speaking77%
  • Top Quarter0%
  • Middle Top Quarter0%
  • Middle Bottom Quarter0%
  • Bottom Quarter0%

2010

64%Top Quarter

  • ICSEA Score1151
  • Attendance Rate95%
  • Enrollments1356
  • Non-English Speaking88%
  • Top Quarter64%
  • Middle Top Quarter21%
  • Middle Bottom Quarter7%
  • Bottom Quarter9%

2009

47%Top Quarter

  • ICSEA Score1087
  • Attendance Rate94%
  • Enrollments1354
  • Non-English Speaking81%
  • Top Quarter47%
  • Middle Top Quarter26%
  • Middle Bottom Quarter18%
  • Bottom Quarter9%
NAPLAN Ranking - Secondary Schools
2009

Rank 7th Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 95
  • Language 95
  • Numeracy 95
2010

Rank 8th Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 95
  • Language 95
  • Numeracy 95
2011

Rank 7th Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 95
  • Language 95
  • Numeracy 95
2012

Rank 13th Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 95
  • Language 95
  • Numeracy 95
2013

Rank 5th Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 95
  • Language 95
  • Numeracy 95
2014

Rank 7th Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 95
  • Language 95
  • Numeracy 95
2015

Rank 9th Secondary Schools In VIC

  • Overall 95
  • Reading 95
  • Writing 95
  • Language 95
  • Numeracy 95
VCE Ranking - High Schools
2009

Rank 2nd 2009 vce Ranking

  • Exams Sat 682
  • Median Score 38
  • 40+ Subjects% 40.0
  • 48+ Students% 8.9
  • Number of 50 4.5
2010

Rank 2nd 2010 vce Ranking

  • Exams Sat 690
  • Median Score 38
  • 40+ Subjects% 38.0
  • 48+ Students% 9.9
  • Number of 50 4.2
2011

Rank 4th 2011 vce Ranking

  • Exams Sat 692
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 34.0
  • 48+ Students% 7.5
  • Number of 50 3.8
2012

Rank 4th 2012 vce Ranking

  • Exams Sat 709
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 35.6
  • 48+ Students% 7.8
  • Number of 50 3.7
2013

Rank 6th 2013 vce Ranking

  • Exams Sat 706
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 34.5
  • 48+ Students% 5.7
  • Number of 50 2.1
2014

Rank 7th 2014 vce Ranking

  • Exams Sat 698
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 35.5
  • 48+ Students% 6.9
  • Number of 50 3.2
2015

Rank 4th 2015 vce Ranking

  • Exams Sat 688
  • Median Score 37
  • 40+ Subjects% 35.3
  • 48+ Students% 7.0
  • Number of 50 2.8

About Melbourne High School

Melbourne High School is Victoria’s only academically selective boys’ school. It is the oldest and most prestigious government secondary school in Victoria. The school offers a broad academic and cocurricular program for Years 9 to 12 and has an unsurpassed record of achievement in academic, sporting and cultural attainment. It counts among its former students many prominent leaders in all walks of life.

The school’s academic program extends both depth and breadth of learning. Specific extension and enrichment opportunities and special interest activities are available. The school offers an extensive VCE program, including options for university extension and VET studies.

The school offers the richest co-curricular program available, with over 40 sports, 30 musical ensembles, performing and visual arts festivals, national and overseas tours, outdoor education and over 40 special interest clubs and societies, including Army and Air Force cadets.

Year 9 entry is via an examination conducted in Term 2 of the previous year and is open to boys currently enrolled in their second year of secondary school, generally Year 8, in any government or non-government school in Australia or overseas. Students need to be either Australian citizens or holders of a permanent resident visa. There is a smaller Year 10 intake and limited places at other year levels.

About your child

Melbourne High School has a statewide charter to provide a program tailored for academically talented students. It is able to foster the highest individual expectations and attainment in all aspects of academic, personal and co-curricular development. With virtually no student discipline issues, the focus can be entirely directed to high-quality teaching and learning in a collegial and personalised environment.

The school sets demanding goals for every student. Your son will be working at the highest academic level and at an increased pace. There is an expectation that all students will participate in as many aspects of the co-curricular program as possible. He will have the great advantage of pursuing his education amongst peers who will challenge him and celebrate and share in his achievements.

Students are encouraged to develop challenging academic and educational goals. Every student is supported through a dedicated pastoral care program, and there is an extensive transition program for all new students. A detailed career exploration and further study program are offered to prepare students for the future. Student learning is closely monitored, and written reports are provided each term to parents, with the opportunity to discuss student progress with each subject teacher.

Our students hail from all over greater metropolitan Melbourne and beyond, and come from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds. The school takes great pride in the richness of community this engenders. We believe this diversity is an essential preparation for life in an international, multicultural world.

About the environment

The school is located in South Yarra and is easily accessible by public transport. The ‘Castle on the Hill’ is one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. It contains state-of-the-art educational facilities — including extensive ICT; an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium; and specialist science, music and visual arts, and library wings — set among grounds adjacent to the Yarra River. The school also maintains its own outdoor education centre. All students are equipped with iPads as learning devices.

The school takes seriously its role of developing the leaders of tomorrow. There is a direct emphasis upon the development of democratic values and responsible citizenship. Social justice, equality, opportunity, cultural and religious diversity and individual difference are central to the school’s ethos and are explicitly fostered through the school’s community involvement and leadership programs.

The school ethos also emphasises the celebration of individual and team success, excellence and attainment in all endeavours. The school’s motto ‘Honour the Work’ encapsulates our pride in a rich and successful heritage, strong sense of ethos and educational purpose.

Indigenous Access Scholarship

Year 9 or 10 entry. Eligible for EMA, ABSTUDY or Centerlink benefit card. Based on application and interview.

Costs

Full remission of school charges and contribution to books and uniform

Gender

Male

Maximum Tenure

Duration of enrolment

Contact Details

Ms Rosemary Dickson, Registrar( 03) 9826 0711

General Excellence Scholarship

Year 9 or 10 entry. Eligible for EMA or Centerlink benefit card. Based on application and interview.

Costs

Full remission of school charges and contribution to books and uniform

Gender

Male

Maximum Tenure

Duration of enrolment

Contact Details

Ms Rosemary Dickson, Registrar (03) 9826 0711

Key Facts

Voluntary Contributions

Year 10 are $2,500
Year 12 are $1,900

Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Size

1370 students all in secondary (Very Big)
340 in Year 12
706 in VCE level 3/4 Units
39 in VCE VET

Overview of the Curriculum

Math classes are of mixed ability.
English classes are of mixed ability.

Languages: French, German, Indonesian, Japanese

Overview of senior secondary subjects

59 VCE level 3/4 studies, VET programs available;

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: French, German, Indonesian, Japanese

Selected senior secondary results

35% study scores of 40+;
median study score of 37;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%, of VET 98%

Activities and Support

13 music options; 32 sporting activities; 21 other clubs or activities; 12 support staff.

Destinations

98% to university
2% to TAFE
1% to work

Schools closest to Melbourne High School

School name Address Type Sector Distance
Richmond Primary School 85 BRIGHTON STREETRichmond 3121 Primary Government 0.73 km
Christ Church Grammar SchoolTop 50 677 PUNT RDSouth Yarra 3141 Primary Independent 0.92 km
Melbourne Girls' Grammar School - an Anglican SchoolTop 20 82 ANDERSON STSouth Yarra 3141 Combined Independent 1.05 km
South Yarra Primary School 601 PUNT ROADSouth Yarra 3141 Primary Government 1.14 km
Toorak Primary SchoolTop 100 CANTERBURY ROADToorak 3142 Primary Government 1.71 km
Victorian College For The DeafTop 50 597 ST KILDA ROADMelbourne 3004 Special Government 1.98 km
Lynall Hall Community School CNR GLEADELL & HIGHETT STREETRichmond 3121 Secondary Government 2.16 km
PCW Melbourne Windsor 3181 Secondary Independent 2.18 km
Wesley College 577 ST KILDA RDMELBOURNE 3004 Combined Independent 1.97 km
Our Lady of Lourdes School 7 WYNNSTAY RDPrahran 3181 Primary Catholic 2.28 km