2020 Ranking of 15 Top Performing Secondary and High Schools in PNG

The Papua New Guinea Department of Education released the country’s  2020 Ranking of 15 Top Performing Secondary and High Schools. The performance-based ranking was based on Grade 10 and Grade 12 internal (school-based) and Final Examinations for the year 2020. 

The Education Secretary made the announcement during an NCD (National Capital District) school heads and education officers conference at Gateway Hotel on the 10/12/2020.

The Grade 10 and 12 results are based on the Grade 12 and Grade 10 examination (external) and school-based (internal) results.

  • Grade 10: Top 15 Secondary and High Schools

This year (2020) the top-performing secondary and high schools are given the top 15 Rank. This rank does not include the National High Schools, Private & International Schools. Also, unlike the previous years, there is no award for the 'most improved schools'. 

(Schools' performance arranged in reverse order)

  1. 15. Jubilee Secondary School NCD
  2. 14. Lae Secondary School
  3. 13. Malala Secondary School
  4. 12. James Charmers Memorial Secondary School
  5. 11. Oksapmin High School
  6. 10. Kundiawa Lutheran Day Secondary School Simbu
  7. 9. Mt Hagen Secondary School WHP
  8. 8. Mercy Secondary School
  9. 7. De La Salle Secondary School
  10. 6. Vanimo Secondary School Sandaun
  11. 5. Marianville Secondary School NCD
  12. 4. Manus Secondary School Manus
  13. 3. Cameron Secondary School Milne Bay
  14. 2. Busu Secondary School Morobe
  15. 1. Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCD
Recommended: Read about the Grade 9 selection to high and secondary schools

  • Grade 12: Top Performing National High Schools in 2020 

We published the NHS ranking in an earlier post (video). You can find out the ranks of the 6 NHS  here: National High Schools Ranking


  • Grade 12: Top 15 Performing Secondary Schools in 2020

The top 15 secondary schools are compared among the system schools. The video has the full list. Here is the top 15 schools with very high students' performances in Grade 10 examinations. (Check out the video for the original declaration of the 2020 TOP 15 Performing Secondary Schools in PNG, made by the Education Secretary)

(Schools' performance arranged in reverse order)

  1. 15 St Marys Asitavi Secondary School AROB
  2. 14 Paglum Adventist Secondary School WHP
  3. 13 Jubilee Catholic  Secondary School NCD
  4. 12 Sacred Heart Tapini Secondary School Central
  5. 11 Kerowagi Secondary School Simbu
  6. 10 Tokarara Secondary School NCD
  7. 9 Lihir Secondary School New Ireland
  8. 8 Lae Secondary School Morobe
  9. 7 De La Salle Secondary School NCD
  10. 6 Cameroon Secondary School Milne Bay
  11. 5 Charles Lwanga Secondary School NCD
  12. 4 Busu Secondary School  Morobe
  13. 3 St Ingatius Secondary School West Sepik
  14. 2 Mt Hagen Secondary School  WHP
  15. 1 Marianville Secondary School  NCD
Check out the video above for the declaration of the top schools in PNG in 2020.

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