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Top 50 New Zealand Schools

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Top-Ranked High Schools

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About the Rankings

Pathways From Top NZ High Schools to World Leading Universities

Crimson Education presents a review of secondary schools’ academic performance, extracurricular opportunities and equal access. The Crimson’s Best Schools in New Zealand for getting in to top Universities 2019 list has resulted in a mix of private and state schools as well as single-sex and co-education schools in the top 10.

The secondary school ranking list released by university admissions and mentoring company Crimson Education, draws on its experience in working with a global pool of top-performing students who year on year continue to secure admission to the world’s most competitive universities, including: Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, Oxford, Cambridge.

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Crimson Rankings in the Media!

Curious to read what people are saying about this year’s Top 50 list? Read the exclusive release of the list and analysis, by the NZ Herald.

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Crimson High School Rankings

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, Jamie Beaton
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  • Crimson High School Rankings 2020

Trends from the 2020 Rankings

  • In the 2020 ranking the top ten schools include eight private schools, one state and one state integrated school. The top ten in 2019 were eight private schools and two state schools. Private schools continue to dominate the top ten.
  • The smallest school, AIC with a total school roll of 206 students, is ranked #1
  • Of the Top 50 ranked schools, Napier Girls’ High School ranked #45 is a Decile 6 school, Sancta Maria College ranked #41 is a Decile 7, Mount Albert Grammar ranked #43 is Decile 7, Hamilton Boys’ High School ranked #46, decile 7 and Marist College ranked #47 is Decile 7. All other Top 50 ranked schools are Decile 8 - 10 schools.
Trends from the 2002 Rankings
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