Top performing schools in Gauteng


The Department of Education has named the following schools some of the best performing high schools in Gauteng.

Parents or guardians need to make sure they choose a school where their child will be happy and where they will have the best chance to excel. 

There are hundreds of high schools available in Gauteng, which makes it really hard to make a decision.

To help you with your decision, here’s a list of schools in Gauteng that have achieved a 100% matric pass rate for the last five years, as provided by the Department of Education.

Hoërskool Garsfontein  

Hoerskool Garsfontein in Pretoria is the number 2 top performing academic school in Gauteng. The school has achieved a 100% matric pass rate for the past 9 years, which is an unbelievable achievement. The 2018 matric class also earned more than 100 distinctions. 

Cornerstone College  

Cornerstone College in Silverton is an independent school. The school prides itself in having achieved a 100% matric pass rate for the past 21 years. According to the school’s website, the 2018 matric class achieved 110 distinctions and a 75% Bachelor Entrance Rate.

Hoërskool Waterkloof

This is one of the best schools in Pretoria. In previous years, it was awarded the academic school of the year by the Gauteng Department of Education.  Hoerskool Waterkloof has achieved a 100% matric pass rate for more than 20 consecutive years.

Afrikaanse Meisieskool

This is an Afrikaans-speaking high school for girls in Pretoria, Gauteng. In 2003, they won the Afrikaans Olympiad in the category Afrikaans as first language. One of its notable alumni is Helena Barnard, the 1987 winner of the South African Academy of Science and Art’s History Olympiad. The school has produced 100% matric rate for many years. 

Hoërskool Linden

This school located in Linden, Gauteng, has achieved a 100% matric pass rate for the past 27 years. In 2018 the matric class achieved a 90.64% Bachelor Entrance Rate and 329 distinctions.

Originally published on Jacaranda fm.


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