Top 50 High Schools in the Western Cape: A Celebration of Excellence and Improvement

The Western Cape Education Department annually recognizes schools that have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and significant improvement. Awards are categorized to honor improvements in pass rates, increases in Bachelor’s degree study access, subject excellence, and overall academic excellence. Here’s a look at the top 50 high schools in the Western Cape, showcasing both improvement and excellence over the previous years.

Top 50 High Schools in the Western Cape

List of Top 50 High Schools in the Western Cape, based on Improvements Over the Years:

Category 1: Most Improved Schools

Category 1A: Most Improved Public Schools
  1. Scottsville High School
  2. Manenberg Sekondêre Skool
  3. Crystal High School
  4. Silikamva High School
  5. Rosendaal Sekondêre Skool
  6. Môrester Sekondêre Skool
  7. Simanyene High School
  8. Ceres Sekondêre Skool
  9. Nomzamo High School
  10. Princeton High School
Category 1B: Most Improved Technical High School
Category 1C: Greatest Increase in Bachelor’s Passes
  1. Silikamva High School
  2. Hoërskool Grabouw
  3. Fezekile Secondary School
  4. Hector Peterson Secondary School
  5. Simanyene High School
  6. De Rust Futura Akademie
  7. Nomzama High School
  8. Peak View Secondary School
  9. Hoërskool Murraysburg
  10. Manenberg Sekondêre Skool
Category 1D: Improvement and Excellence in Individual Subjects
  • Improvement in Mathematics: Usasazo Secondary School
  • Improvement in Physical Sciences: Intlanganiso Secondary School
  • Improvement in English Home Language (HL): Hoërskool Oudtshoorn
  • Improvement in Afrikaans HL: Diazville High School
  • Improvement in Xhosa HL: Peak View Secondary School & Ashton Public Combined School
  • Excellence in Mathematics: Herschel Girls School
  • Excellence in Physical Sciences: Claremont High School
  • Excellence in English HL: Herschel Girls School
  • Excellence in Afrikaans HL: Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
  • Excellence in Xhosa HL: Centre of Science and Technology

Category 2: Excellence in Academic Performance

2A: Top Three Technical High Schools
  1. Langenhoven Gimnasium
  2. Wynberg Boys’ High School
  3. Hoër Tegniese Skool Drostdy
2B: Top Three Schools with an NSC Enrollment of Less Than 80 Candidates
  1. Somerset West Private School
  2. Cannons Creek School
  3. Montgomery and Miller Academy
2C: Top 20 Schools with 80 or More Candidates
  1. Herschel Girls School
  2. Rustenburg Girls’ High School
  3. Diocesan College (Bishops)
  4. Westerford High School
  5. Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
  6. Springfield Convent of the Holy Rosary
  7. Claremont High School
  8. Paarl Girls’ High School
  9. Rhenish Girls’ High School
  10. Rondebosch Boys’ High School
  11. Herzlia High School
  12. Hoër Meisieskool La Rochelle
  13. Paul Roos Gimnasium
  14. Oakdale Landbouskool
  15. Parklands College
  16. Wynberg Girls’ High School
  17. SA College High School (SACS)
  18. Parel Vallei High School
  19. Hoërskool DF Malan
  20. Hoërskool Stellenberg

These awards not only recognize the hard work and dedication of students and staff but also highlight the diverse opportunities for excellence across the Western Cape’s education system. Each school, whether public, independent, or technical, plays a crucial role in shaping the future of its students, contributing to a legacy of academic achievement in the province.

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