Sydney Girls High School

Sydney Girls High School

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Sydney Girls High School (abbreviated as SGHS) is an academically selective, Public high school for girls, located at Moore Park, in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1883 and operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, the school currently caters for approximately 940 students from Years 7 to 12, and is situated next to its 'brother school', Sydney Boys High School.

In 2001, The Sun-Herald ranked Sydney Girls High School eighth in Australia's top ten girls' schools, based on the number of its alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia (a listing of notable Australians).In 2006 and 2007 they ranked third in NSW and fourth in 2008.

History

Established as Sydney High School in 1883, the school grounds were originally located on Elizabeth Street in the Sydney central business district, where the David Jones store now stands. At the time, the school building was two storeys, blocked off by a high wall. The ground floor was occupied by male students, while the females occupied the first floor. This was usual in the 1800s.

Because of high levels of noise pollution from transport and other activities, the boys' school moved to a different location, followed by the girls' school, which became Sydney Girls High School. Ironically, the two streets currently adjacent to the school, Anzac Parade and Cleveland Sreet, are both large and busy roads that still...
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