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Thread: Top South African schools ?

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    Default Top South African schools ?

    I know everybody will have their own views about which is the top South African public and private schools but is there a place where one can actually see a list of the top schools. Schools always advertise that they are in the top 10 or top 50 in the country but where do they get it from ???

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    Probably based on past results, sporting and cultural achievements. It will obviously always be biased!!
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    The Sunday Times does an assessment:- http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytim...icle155340.ece

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    The Sunday Times does an assessment:- http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytim...icle155340.ece
    And here's their flaw...

    Perry said a major constraint of the survey was basing the index solely on the school's academic results.

    "The ranking of the best schools is always controversial since an enormous proportion of school outcomes are determined by social class, families' access to resources and the quality of the school environment."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowInternet View Post
    I know everybody will have their own views about which is the top South African public and private schools but is there a place where one can actually see a list of the top schools. Schools always advertise that they are in the top 10 or top 50 in the country but where do they get it from ???

    ah well thats not very hard....top of the list will be Michael House and Hilton...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    The Sunday Times does an assessment:- http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytim...icle155340.ece
    looked at that list... my high school is on it. lol who knew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GayTechie View Post
    looked at that list... my high school is on it. lol who knew?
    Prison schools were included?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    Prison schools were included?????
    yeah...its a pity you werent at my school...would have loved you to drop the soap.
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    Last I heard it was Westerford High School
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    Quote Originally Posted by GayTechie View Post
    yeah...its a pity you werent at my school...would have loved you to drop the soap.
    Aaahhhh... is that what happens at these so-called top boarding schools???

    Back on topic, though, this whole debate is extremely subjective.
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    As a good rule of thumb, the good government schools will be former Model-C schools and the good private schools will be the well-known ones - Michaelhouse, Hilton, St. Johns, Saints, Bishops etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    As a good rule of thumb, the good government schools will be former Model-C schools and the good private schools will be the well-known ones - Michaelhouse, Hilton, St. Johns, Saints, Bishops etc.
    Grey High, Woodridge College, Queens College, Kingswood College, Graeme College, St Andrews College, Selborne College, Dale College, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    Grey High, Woodridge College, Queens College, Kingswood College, Graeme College, St Andrews College, Selborne College, Dale College, etc.
    All of them named after Pommies!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zulgin View Post
    All of them named after Pommies!!!
    Well... this is Settler Country after all !!!
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