ATAR results released for class of 2023 with eight Mid West students getting 94 or more

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
ATAR results were published over the weekend.
Camera IconATAR results were published over the weekend. Credit: Bill Hatto/The West Australian

The Mid West’s top students in the graduating class of 2023 has been revealed, with ATAR results published over the weekend.

The highest score achieved in the Mid West was an almost-perfect 99.80, but that student wants to remain anonymous.

Champion Bay Senior High School students took home the next top two scores, of 98.85 and 98.80, achieved by Jasmin Joyner and Riley Micono respectively.

The next highest score belonged to Hien Tran from Nagle Catholic College, who achieved 98.40.

Nagle student Caleb Forrester achieved the fifth highest score of 95.95, while Geraldton Grammar School student Adelle Newman-Boyle achieved a score of 95.90.

Nagle’s Mya Abbott and Jack Cowey, from Kalbarri District High School, earnt ATARs of 95.10 and 94.40 respectively.

Nearly 10,000 WA students sat the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank exams last month. Eight Mid West students achieved an ATAR of 94 or higher.

Just 17 bright young minds in WA achieved the “perfect score” of 99.95.

Nine of the top scorers attended public schools and eight were from private schools. Twelve were girls and five were boys.

WA students were among some of the last to receive their scores, after Victoria, Queensland, NSW and Tasmania received theirs last week.

The Tertiary Institutions Service Centre, which calculates students’ ATARs, said it was “disappointing” to report ATAR participation had plunged to a new low in WA of 28.08 per cent.

It said this made WA the State with the lowest ATAR participation rate in Australia as a proportion of the school-leaving age population.

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