- List of selective high schools in New South Wales
This is a list of selective and agricultural high schools run by the Department of Education and Training. Entry to these schools is managed centrally by the department's Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Unit. Prospective students sit the Selective High Schools Test (typically in March of Year 6) and are allocated places at schools according to their profile mark, out of 300, which comprises both exam and school marks. Students may list up to four preferred schools.
A number of other government and non-government high schools also select their students based on merit; these include, for example Creative and performing arts high schools in New South Wales, and some private schools.
Recently[when?], there had been establishment of an extra 630 places for selective schools designated for Year 7 enrolment for 2010, located in South-West Sydney, Western Sydney and in regional NSW, as well as virtual selective schools in Western NSW. This has increased the number of places to 4152 and the number of selective schools to 46. 
School Suburb or Town Years Founded Became Selective Selective Status Website Alexandria Park Community School Alexandria 7-12 ???? 2005 Partially website Auburn Girls High School Auburn 7-12 1960 2013 Partially website Baulkham Hills High School Baulkham Hills 7-12 1971 1990 Fully website Blacktown Boys High School Blacktown 7-12 1959 2010 Partially website Blacktown Girls High School Blacktown 7-12 ???? 2010 Partially website Bonnyrigg High School Bonnyrigg 7-12 1961 2010 Partially website Caringbah High School Caringbah 7-12 1961 1989 Fully website Chatswood High School Chatswood 7-12 1959 2002 Partially website Duval High School Armidale 7-12 ???? 2010 Partially website Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School Calala 7-12 1939 ???? Agricultural website Fort Street High School Petersham 7-12 1849 ???? Fully website Girraween High School Girraween 7-12 1976 1989 Fully website Gorokan High School Gorokan 7-12 1976 2009 Partially website Gosford High School Gosford 7-12 1928 1989 Fully website Grafton High School Grafton 7-12 ???? 2010 Partially website Granville Boys High School Granville 7-12 ???? 2013 Partially website Hornsby Girls' High School Hornsby 7-12 1930 1994 Fully website Hurlstone Agricultural High School Glenfield 7-12 1907 1907 Agricultural website James Ruse Agricultural High School Carlingford 7-12 1958 1969 Agricultural website Karabar High School Queanbeyan 7-12 ???? 2010 Partially website Kooringal High School Kooringal 7-12 1973 2010 Partially website Macquarie Fields High School Macquarie Fields 7-12 1981 1989 Partially website Moorebank High School Moorebank 7-12 1971 2010 Partially website Normanhurst Boys' High School Normanhurst 7-12 1958 1994 Fully website North Sydney Boys High School Crows Nest 7-12 1915 ???? Fully website North Sydney Girls High School Crows Nest 7-12 1914 ???? Fully website NBSC: Manly Selective Campus1 North Curl Curl 7-12 1859/1954 1990 Fully website Parramatta High School Parramatta 7-12 1913 2010 Partially website Peel High School Tamworth 7-12 1976 2010 Partially website Penrith High School Penrith 7-12 1950 1990 Fully website Prairiewood High School Wetherill Park 7-12 1985 2010 Partially website Rose Bay Secondary College Dover Heights 7-10 20032 2005 Partially website Ryde Secondary College3 Ryde 7-12 1965 2002 Partially website Sefton High School Sefton 7-12 1962 ???? Partially website Smith's Hill High School Wollongong 7-12 1905 1988 Fully website St George Girls High School Kogarah 7-12 1916 ???? Fully website Sydney Boys High School Surry Hills 7-12 1883 ???? Fully website Sydney Girls High School Surry Hills 7-12 1883 1883 Fully website Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus Rozelle 7-10 2002 2002 Partially website Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus Glebe 11-12 2002 2002 Partially website Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus Leichhardt 7-10 2002 2002 Partially website Sydney Technical High School Bexley 7-12 1911 ???? Fully website Tempe High School Tempe 7-12 ???? 2005 Partially website Virtual Selective Class Provision Western New South Wales TBA 2010 2010 Fully TBA Yanco Agricultural High School Yanco 7-12 1922 ???? Agricultural website
1 Previously known as Manly Boys High School (1954 - 1983) and Manly High School (1983 - 2002).
2 Year of amalgamation of Dover Heights High School and Vaucluse High School.
3 Previously known as Malvina High School (1965-2001) and foundation year for selective stream.
Creative and performing arts high schools
The Department of Education and Training runs six creative and performing arts high schools. These schools aim to foster excellence in creative fields while teaching the same core syllabus as other state-run high schools. These schools are accorded an unusually high degree of autonomy by the department in selecting students and teaching staff. The schools boast specialised facilities and equipment and competition for places is acute.
This list also includes three Independent schools: The Australian International Performing Arts High School, Talent Development High School and the McDonald College.
School Suburb or Town Years Founded Website Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts Fairy Meadow 7–12 1916 website Conservatorium High School Sydney 7–12 1918 website Campbelltown High School of the Performing Arts Campbelltown 7–12 1954 website Granville South High School Granville 7-12 ? website Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School North Turramurra 7–12 1965 website Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Newtown 7–12 1990 website Hunter School of the Performing Arts Broadmeadow K-12 1998 website The McDonald College of the Performing Arts North Strathfield Prep–12 1984 website Talent Development High School (Brent Street) More Park 7–12 2004 website The Australian International Performing Arts High School Harris Park 7–12 2005 website
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