Top Performing Schools in PNG

Since 2016, the National Department of Education has been proudly announcing the Top Performing Schools in PNG. Each school is ranked according to its performance in the national examination or its status as the most improved school.

Top Performing Secondary and National High Schools (Grade 12): The following is a summary of the top-performing Secondary and National High Schools in PNG from 2019 to 2022, as compiled by PNG Insight. Please note that the National High Schools are now called Schools of Excellence.

Top 10 Secondary Schools in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's top secondary schools are consistently recognised for their outstanding academic achievements, as demonstrated by their students' exceptional performance in annual examinations. The 2019 to 2023 rankings revealed the top 10 schools,, that excelled in the Grade 12 examinations. These schools have consistently maintained a high standard of education, consistently producing top-performing students.
RANK20232022202120202019
1Paglum AdventistMarianville Secondary School - NCDMarianville Secondary School - NCDMarianville Secondary School - NCDMarianville Secondary School - NCD
2Mt HagenSt. Gabriel's Technical Secondary School - WesternMt Hagen Secondary School WHPMt Hagen Secondary School WHPSt. Charles Lwanga Secondary - NCD
3St Lwanga CharlesPaglum Adventist Secondary School - WHPSt. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCDSt. Ignatius Secondary School West SepikMt. Hagen Secondary-WHP
4BusuSt. Ignatius Secondary Schools - West SepikBusu Secondary School MorobeBusu Secondary School MorobeBusu Secondary-Morobe
5St IgnatiusMt Hagen Secondary School WHPLihir Secondary School New IrelandSt. Charles Lwanga Secondary School - NCDCameron Secondary-Milne Bay
6CameronYalibu Secondary School - SHPOksapmin Secondary School - West SepikCameron Secondary School - Milne BaySt Gabriel's Technical Secondary School - Western
7LihirLihir Secondary School New IrelandSt. Ignatius Secondary Schools - West SepikDe La Salle Secondary School - NCDLae Secondary - Morobe
8MarianvilleBrandi Secondary School - ESPPaglum Adventist Secondary School - WHPLae Secondary School MorobeGoroka Secondary - Eastern Highlands
9St Gabriel'sCameron Secondary School Milne BayCameron Secondary School Milne BayLihir Secondary School - New IrelandSt. Mary’s (Asitavi) Secondary - AROB
10GorokaKagua Secondary School - SHPArawa Secondary Schools - AROBTokarara Secondary School - NCDSacred Heart (Tapini) Secondary - Central Province

Top Performng National High Schools - National Schools of Excellence

There are 6 national high schools in Papua New Guinea. Here are the top National High Schools of Excellence since 2019. The rank shows how well each national high school performed in the national examination over the years.
RANK20232022202120202019
1SogeriPassam National High SchoolPassam National High SchoolPassam National High SchoolPort Moresby National High School
2KerevatKerevat National High SchoolPort Moresby National High SchoolPort Moresby National High SchoolAiyura National High School
3PassamPort Moresby National High SchoolWawin National High SchoolKerevat National High SchoolSogeri National High School
4Port MoresbyWawin National High SchoolKerevat National High SchoolSogeri National High SchoolWawin National High School
5AiyuraSogeri National High SchoolAiyura National High SchoolAiyura National High SchoolPassam National High School
6WawinAiyura National High SchoolSogeri National High SchoolWawin National High SchoolKerevat National High School

Top Performing High and Secondary Schools (Grade 10)

Here is the summary table of the schools that produce the top Grade 10 students in the country. 
 
Papua New Guinea's top provincial high and secondary schools' positional ranks are determined by the students' performances in the national Grade 10 examinations. Here are the top 10 schools since 2019. (Note that this is the performance of the govt and agency schools ONLY.)
RANK20232022202120202019
1St Charles LwangaSt. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCDSt. Charles Lwanga - NCDSt. Charles Lwanga - NCDOksapmin High School - West Sepik
2MarianvilleBusu Secondary School MorobeCameron Secondary School - Milne BayBusu Secondary School - Morobe St Charles Lwanga Secondary School - NCD
3Mt HagenAnditale High School - EngaMarianville Secondary School- NCDCameron Secondary School - Milne BayMarianville Secondary School - NCD
4CameronMarianville Secondary School - NCDGordons Secondary School - NCDManus Secondary School - ManusMt Hagen Secondary School - WHP
5Pidipai - Enga*Busu Secondary School - MorobeMarianville Secondary School- NCDBusu Secondary School - Morobe
6Kama SDA - EHPCameron Secondary-Milne BayMercy Secondary School - East SepikVanimo Secondary School - Sandaun Mercy Secondary School - East Sepik
7MercyDe La Salle (Bomana) Secondary School - NCDKuiaro High School - Milne BayDe La Salle Secondary School - NCDLae Secondary School - Morobe
8St Joseph TariOksapmin Secondary School - West SepikKundiawa Lutheran Day Secondary School - SimbuMercy Secondary School - East SepikManus Secondary School - Manus
9GordonMercy Secondary School - East SepikVanimo Secondary School - SandaunMt Hagen Secondary School WHPSt Ignatius Secondary School - West Sepik
10De La Salle - BomanaSt. Ignatius Secondary School - West SepikNAKundiawa Lutheran Day Secondary School SimbuDe La Salle (Bomana) Secondary School - NCD

Ranking the Top Performing Schools in PNG

The education department ranks the schools as the top 10 performing schools based on how well the students perform in the exams. Also, the department recognises schools that show improvement in performance over the years. 

The department uses what is called the Mean Rating Index, MRI. It converts the students’ Grades in each school to percentages (out of 100%) or decimals (out of 1) and ranks them.

In simple terms, the more As (in Grade 12) or Distinctions (in Grade 10 ), the higher MRI a school gets. The schools are then sorted to pick out the top-performing schools in the country.

 

2023 Exam Results 

The Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results are out, released on the 8th of December 2023. Students can now check their results online.
 
Here is more info on My PNG Exam Results portal, you can also find out about the 2023 results here.
 

Grade 11 Selections 2023

The Grade 11 selections will take place as soon as the selection committee from the provinces get the exam results. Reassuringly, the results are out! That means that the selection should be starting now. 
 
It may take up to 2 weeks to complete the Grade 11 selection. Check this article for more info.
 

DHERST National Online Selection 2024

DHERST announced the dates for selections and release of acceptance lists on its website. Here is a brief of the dates:
    • 2024 academic year admission selection list 2023 publication – Saturday 23rd December, 2023
    •  Launching of 2023 Selection for 2024 academic year – Thursday 21st December, 2023
    • NOAS Grace period – Tuesday 12th December- Friday 15th December, 2023
Check this article for more info on DHERST National Online Selection 2023

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Sem

    Hi, I’m Sem from Pom. Thanks for the updates and all the hard-working staff at the Education Dept to make this report possible. I have a concern here and it’s relating to your article posted here on this page about ranking. I recently watched two presentations given by Dr. Pasi Sahlberg and it’s about why and how Finland’s education is the top best in the world. Here’s something he said in the first presentation in the Ted Talk. There’s a virus that’s killing most schools today and that’s comparisons. I won’t say any further but I’ll just leave you the topics of the Ted Talks, check it out on YouTube
    1) GERM that kills schools: Pasi Sahlberg at TEDxEast
    2) Finnish Lessons: What the World Can Learn from Educational Change in Finland

    Concerned Citizen.

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