Denmark High School students continue to prove their academic success is no flash in the pan after again ranking in the top 50 highest achieving secondary schools for the third time in four years.
Denmark High also ranked as the top regional public school in WA. The school was 24th on the table, which measures excellence in academic achievement based on the number of students to get a WA Certificate of Education score of 75 or above in a stage three course.
Out of the 28 students who sat their exams, 19 achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank greater than 75, recording an average of 83. Having started offering tertiary entrance courses since 2009, the school’s rank of 24 is their best result to date.
Elated principal Dianne Cole said the result was proof size did not matter.
“Being a small school, we know all our students well,” she said
“The kids are prepared to work hard and there is no pressure placed on them. Our motto is strive to achieve and the kids certainly do that.”
Three Great Southern schools made the top 50 with Great Southern Grammar ranked 22nd and St Joseph’s College coming in at 28.