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 GuineaPapua 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 2022 rankings revealed the top 10 schools, out of 198 government and agency schools, that excelled in the Grade 12 examinations. These schools have consistently maintained a high standard of education, consistently producing top-performing students.
|1||Marianville Secondary School - NCD||Marianville Secondary School - NCD||Marianville Secondary School - NCD||Marianville Secondary School - NCD|
|2||St. Gabriel's Technical Secondary School - Western||Mt Hagen Secondary School WHP||Mt Hagen Secondary School WHP||St. Charles Lwanga Secondary - NCD|
|3||Paglum Adventist Secondary School - WHP||St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCD||St. Ignatius Secondary School West Sepik||Mt. Hagen Secondary-WHP|
|4||St. Ignatius Secondary Schools - West Sepik||Busu Secondary School Morobe||Busu Secondary School Morobe||Busu Secondary-Morobe|
|5||Mt Hagen Secondary School WHP||Lihir Secondary School New Ireland||St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School - NCD||Cameron Secondary-Milne Bay|
|6||Yalibu Secondary School - SHP||Oksapmin Secondary School - West Sepik||Cameron Secondary School - Milne Bay||St Gabriel's Technical Secondary School - Western|
|7||Lihir Secondary School New Ireland||St. Ignatius Secondary Schools - West Sepik||De La Salle Secondary School - NCD||Lae Secondary - Morobe|
|8||Brandi Secondary School - ESP||Paglum Adventist Secondary School - WHP||Lae Secondary School Morobe||Goroka Secondary - Eastern Highlands|
|9||Cameron Secondary School Milne Bay||Cameron Secondary School Milne Bay||Lihir Secondary School - New Ireland||St. Mary’s (Asitavi) Secondary - AROB|
|10||Kagua Secondary School - SHP||Arawa Secondary Schools - AROB||Tokarara Secondary School - NCD||Sacred Heart (Tapini) Secondary - Central Province|
Top Performng National High Schools - National Schools of ExcellenceThere 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.
|1||Passam National High School||Passam National High School||Passam National High School||Port Moresby National High School|
|2||Kerevat National High School||Port Moresby National High School||Port Moresby National High School||Aiyura National High School|
|3||Port Moresby National High School||Wawin National High School||Kerevat National High School||Sogeri National High School|
|4||Wawin National High School||Kerevat National High School||Sogeri National High School||Wawin National High School|
|5||Sogeri National High School||Aiyura National High School||Aiyura National High School||Passam National High School|
|6||Aiyura National High School||Sogeri National High School||Wawin National High School||Kerevat National High School|
Top Performing High and Secondary Schools (Grade 10)
|1||St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCD||St. Charles Lwanga - NCD||St. Charles Lwanga - NCD||Oksapmin High School - West Sepik|
|2||Busu Secondary School Morobe||Cameron Secondary School - Milne Bay||Busu Secondary School - Morobe||St Charles Lwanga Secondary School - NCD|
|3||Anditale High School - Enga||Marianville Secondary School- NCD||Cameron Secondary School - Milne Bay||Marianville Secondary School - NCD|
|4||Marianville Secondary School - NCD||Gordons Secondary School - NCD||Manus Secondary School - Manus||Mt Hagen Secondary School - WHP|
|5||*||Busu Secondary School - Morobe||Marianville Secondary School- NCD||Busu Secondary School - Morobe|
|6||Cameron Secondary-Milne Bay||Mercy Secondary School - East Sepik||Vanimo Secondary School - Sandaun||Mercy Secondary School - East Sepik|
|7||De La Salle (Bomana) Secondary School - NCD||Kuiaro High School - Milne Bay||De La Salle Secondary School - NCD||Lae Secondary School - Morobe|
|8||Oksapmin Secondary School - West Sepik||Kundiawa Lutheran Day Secondary School - Simbu||Mercy Secondary School - East Sepik||Manus Secondary School - Manus|
|9||Mercy Secondary School - East Sepik||Vanimo Secondary School - Sandaun||Mt Hagen Secondary School WHP||St Ignatius Secondary School - West Sepik|
|10||St. Ignatius Secondary School - West Sepik||NA||Kundiawa Lutheran Day Secondary School Simbu||De 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
Grade 11 Selections 2023
DHERST National Online Selection 2023
- NOAS Grace Period: Mon, 12th December – Thur, 15th December 2022
- Launching of 2022 selection for the 2023 academic year: Wed, 21st December 2022