Merewether High School continues to lead the way in the Hunter for HSC results.
Of the 38 local students on the All-Round Achievers List (students who received results in the highest band possible in 10 or more units of study), 17 were from the selective school.
The number of Hunter students on the list is at a five year high, with girls outperforming boys.
Here's a list of the 15 top performing Hunter schools, based on high scores.
1. Merewether High School
2. Newcastle Grammar School
3. St Catherine's Catholic College (Singleton)
4. Lambton High School
5. Macquarie College
6. St Philip's Christian College (Waratah)
7. Hunter Valley Grammar School
8. Belmont Christian College
9. Hunter School of the Performing Arts
10. Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College (Fletcher)
11. St Philip's Christian College (Salamander Bay)
12. St Joseph's High School (Aberdeen)
13. Warners Bay High School
14. St Francis Xavier's College (Hamilton)
15. Maitland Grossman High School