Top Performing Schools in PNG 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019

Since 2016, the National Department of Education takes pride in announcing the ranks of the Top Performing Schools in PNG. Each school in the country ranks according to its performance in the national examination or as the most improved school.

Top Performing Secondary and National High Schools (Grade 12)

Here is the latest update of the top-performing Secondary and National High Schools in PNG from 2019 – 2021.
PNG Insight created the summary tables of the Top Secondary and National Highs Schools in PNG. Note that the National High Schools are now called the Schools of Excellence.

Top 10 Secondary Schools in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's top secondary schools by rank according to the yearly examination performances. As explained earlier, the ranks are determined by how well the students performed in the examination. In the 2021/2022 ranks, there were 198 secondary schools (excluding the National High Schools) in PNG. Here are the top 10 schools by Grade 12 exam performance since 2019. (Note that this is the performance of the govt and agency schools ONLY.)
RANK2022202120202019
1Marianville Secondary School NCDMarianville Secondary School NCDMarianville Secondary School NCDMarianville Secondary School - NCD
2St Gabriel's Technical Secondary School - WesternMt Hagen Secondary School WHPMt Hagen Secondary School WHPSt.Charles Lwanga Secondary - NCD
3Paglum Adventist Secondary School - WHPSt. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCDSt Ingatius Secondary School West SepikMt. Hagen Secondary-WHP
4St. Ignatus Secondary Schools - West SepikBusu Secondary School MorobeBusu Secondary School MorobeBusu Secondary-Morobe
5Mt Hagen Secondary School WHPLihir Secondary School New IrelandSt. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCDCameron Secondary-Milne Bay
6Yalibu Secondary School - SHPOksapmin Secondary School - West SepikCameron Secondary School Milne BaySt.Gabriel Technical Secondary - Western
7Lihir Secondary School New IrelandSt. Ignatus Secondary Schools - West SepikDe La Salle Secondary School NCDLae Secondary - Morobe
8Brandi Secondary School - ESPPaglum Adventist Secondary School - WHPLae Secondary School MorobeGoroka Secondary-Eastern Highlands
9Cameron Secondary School Milne BayCameron Secondary School Milne BayLihir Secondary School New IrelandSt. Mary’s (Asitavi) Secondary - AROB
10Kagua 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.
RANK2021202120202019
1Passam National High SchoolPassam National High SchoolPassam National High SchoolPort Moresby National High School
2Kerevat National High SchoolPort Moresby National High SchoolPort Moresby National High SchoolAiyura National High School
3Port Moresby National High SchoolWawin National High SchoolKerevat National High SchoolSogeri National High School
4Wawin National High SchoolKerevat National High SchoolSogeri National High SchoolWawin National High School
5Sogeri National High SchoolAiyura National High SchoolAiyura National High SchoolPassam National High School
6Aiyura 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.)
RANK2022202120202019
1St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCDSt. Charles Lwanga - NCDSt. Charles Lwanga - NCDOksapmin High School - West Sepik
2Busu Secondary School MorobeCameron Secondary School - Milne BayBusu Secondary School - Morobe St Charles Lwanga Secondary School - NCD
3Anditale High School - EngaMarianville Secondary School- NCDCameron Secondary School - Milne BayMarianville Secondary School - NCD
4Marianville Secondary School NCDGordons Secondary School - NCDManus Secondary School - ManusMt Hagen Secondary School - WHP
5*Busu Secondary School - MorobeMarianville Secondary School- NCDBusu Secondary School - Morobe
6Cameron Secondary-Milne BayMercy Secondary School - East SepikVanimo Secondary School - Sandaun Mercy Secondary School - East Sepik
7De La Salle (Bomana) Secondary School - NCDKuiaro High School - Milne BayDe La Salle Secondary School - NCDLae Secondary School - Morobe
8Oksapmin Secondary School - West SepikKundiawa Lutheran Day Secondary School - SimbuMercy Secondary School - East SepikManus Secondary School - Manus
9Mercy Secondary School - East SepikVanimo Secondary School - SandaunMt Hagen Secondary School WHPSt Ignatius Secondary School - West Sepik
10St. Ignatus 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. 

A school can rank among the top-performing schools or as the most improved school. 

Firstly, 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 in order to pick out the top-performing schools in the country.

Secondly, the most improved schools are those that show signs of improvement as compared to their past performances. It is a good indicator of improved teaching and learning introduced recently to acknowledge a school’s achievements.

 

2022 Exam Results 

The Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results are out, released on the 9th of December 2022. Students can now check their results online.
 
Visit My PNG Exam Results portal. 
 

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 2023

DHERST announced the dates for selections and release of acceptance lists on its website. Here is a brief of the dates:
  • NOAS Grace Period: Mon, 12th December – Thur, 15th  December 2022
  • Launching of 2022 selection for the 2023 academic year: Wed, 21st December 2022
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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