THE Central West's top-performing government, independent and Catholic high schools can now be revealed following the release of the latest NAPLAN results.
Results from the 2018 exams were released on Wednesday with marks available in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy for each school.
Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 undertake the compulsory national testing each year.
Australian Community Media has crunched the results from each tested year to reveal the top performing government, independent and Catholic high schools in the region.
Topping the list of government schools was Orange High School with a combined student score of 5473 for the five tested areas.
Dubbo School of Distance Education ranked second with 5440 points, followed by Denison College Bathurst Campus (5395), Blayney High School (5363) and Cowra High School (5322).
When it comes to Catholic high schools, students from MacKillop College in Bathurst far out-scored similar denomination schools in the Central West with a score of 5782.
They were followed by St Matthew's Catholic College Mudgee with 5683 points, then James Sheahan Catholic High School in Orange (5641), St Stanislaus' College in Bathurst (5607) and Hennessy Catholic College in Young (5563).
When it comes to independent high schools across the Central West, another Bathurst based school topped the list.
Students at All Saints' College (as it was known before merging with The Scots School) scored a combined 5887 in the NAPLAN results.
Coming in second for independent schools was The Scots School (also in Bathurst) with 5838 points.
Third was Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange (5831), Orange Anglican Grammar School (5820) and Dubbo Christian School (5669).
Top-performing schools at a glance
- Orange High School
- Dubbo School of Distance Education
- Denison College Bathurst campus
- Blayney High School
- Cowra High School
- MacKillop College (Bathurst)
- St Matthew's Catholic School Mudgee
- James Sheahan Catholic High School (Orange)
- St Stanislaus' College (Bathurst)
- Hennessy Catholic College (Young)
- All Saints' College (Bathurst)
- The Scots School (Bathurst)
- Kinross Wolaroi School (Orange)
- Orange Anglican Grammar School
- Dubbo Christian School