Scottish High School League Tables 2024: 24 best performing secondary schools in Scotland in 2023 - including 16 in and around Glasgow

The top performing schools in Scotland from the latest exam data available from the Scottish Government

These are the best performing state high schools in and around Glasgow, according to the latest data available.

Each school has been measured on the percentage of pupils who received the Scottish Government’s educational “gold standard” of five Highers, or their equivalent, in 2023 – based on data published by the Scottish Government on its own website.

Sixteen high schools in and around Glasgow are featured among the top performing secondary schools in Scotland.

These Higher results tables do not reflect schools or rank them in terms of ‘best to worst’ as that would fail to take into account factors such as the support offered to children with complex needs, the effort and quality of the teaching staff, working conditions for said staff, quality of the student experience, the funding the schools receive from their local council authority, or whether or not the school is serving an underprivileged and disadvantaged area within the local authority.

Throughout our coverage, we use ‘Highers’ as a term to mean both Highers and equivalent qualifications at SCQF level 6 and above, such as Skills for Work Higher awards.

You can find the full list of Glasgow secondary school rankings here

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