Wheatbelt schools miss mark on ATAR rankings

Wheatbelt high school's have failed to make the list of top 50 schools in the state following the release of the 2019 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) results last week.

The results were calculated from all year 12 students in each school enrolled in four or more ATAR courses.

Perth Modern School took out the number one spot, recording a median ATAR of 96.75.

Northam Senior High School students recorded a median ATAR result of 63.65, nearly 10 points higher than last year's median.

Despite the increase, the school saw lower figures when it came to the percentage of students obtaining an ATAR.

The number sat at 29.21 per cent compared to last year's number of 30.68 per cent of students completing four ATAR courses or more to obtain their score.

Northam Senior High School was the 11th lowest school in the state for median ATAR scores.

Merredin College had 50 full-time WACE-eligible Year 12 students of which 23 recieved a WACE score.

The school's median ATAR was 55.2, the second lowest of all eligible WA schools.

The school's had a number of state award winners.

Northam Senior High School graduates Catherine Fletcher, Kate Niski, Nicholas Parker, Lochlan Ross, Abbey Wheeler and Tudor Williams received Certificates of Merit.

Abbey Wheeler was also awarded a Subject Certificate of Excellence for geography, for being in the top 0.5 per cent of students in the state based on her exam result.

Merredin College student Chelsea Willis was awarded a Certificate of Distinction and Chloe Coomber and Rachael White were awarded Certificates of Merit.

St Joseph's School in Northam and the Western Australian College of Agriculture Cunderdin failed to make the list of ATAR results as they had less than 20 eligible year 12 ATAR students.