These 104 schools have achieved a 100% pass rate since 2015

On a hundred!
On a hundred!

Now that they have their results, we're sure the nearly 800 000 candidates who sat during the matric 2019 exams are breathing a collective sigh of relief. 

And whether they've passed or failed (passing or achieving better results is always a possibility), being able to offload all that pressure must feel good after the what must have felt like the longest 6 weeks of their lives. 

According to official data from the Department of Basic Education, at 81,3%, the 2019 national pass rate is the highest its ever been since the democratisation of our country. 

Also see: St. Benedict's celebrates their 45th consecutive year of a 100% pass rate

Announcing the results via national television, Minister Angie Motshekga shared that 65.6% of the 2019 matriculants achieved bachelor and diploma pass levels, while 15.7% earned the Higher certificate pass.

She also added that matriculants across the country achieved a combined total of 156 884 distinctions. 

Defining the national achievement as "a triumph" and a positive indication that the South African education system is headed in the right direction, President Cyril Ramaphosa shared his delight in the overall results. 

"To the Class of 2019, you have done yourselves proud and returned the investment made in you by your families, teachers, communities and mentors." 

Offering encouragement to those who fell short of a passing grade, the president said: 

"Do not be discouraged, but courageously persevere towards your goals." 

Outstanding year on year success by province 

Each year, the department publishes several reports providing more detail on achievements. 

One of these, the NSC School Performance Report, outlines the number of South African schools which earned a 100% pass rate by province.

In the 2019 edition of the report, the department also noted those schools which have achieved this tremendous feat not only this year but every year since 2015. 

Some schools have been achieving this for much longer like St. Benedict's which currently celebrates its 45th consecutive year of a 100% pass rate

Here's a look at these remarkable schools. 

Eastern Cape

Global Leadership Institute

King Edward High School

Kingsridge High School

Queenstown Girls High School

Free State

Beacon SS

Bothaville SS

Breda Farm School

Bultfontein Cs

Christian Brothers College Ci/S

Dunamis Christian Ci/S

Eunice Ss

Heilbron Cs

Hoopstad Cs

Jacobsdal Landbouskool

Lekgulo Ss

Metsi-Matsho Ss

Mohaladitwe Ss 

Reitz Cs

Salomon Senekal Cs

St Andrew's Cs 

St Michael`s Cs 

Vrede Cs


Afrikaanse Hoer Meisieskool

Al Ghazali

Al-Aqsa School

Al-Asr Educational Institute

Azaadville Muslim School

Balmoral College

Beth Jacobs Girls High School

Central Islamic School

Charlton Vos College Of Education

Cornerstone College Sec School

Die Heuwel Christian School

Gereformeerde Skool Dirk Postma

Hoërskool Garsfontein

Hoërskool Waterkloof

Ivy Academy 

Johannesburg Muslim School

Maranatha Christian

Mcauley House School

Nizamiye Combined School

Nuwe Hoopskool

Parktown Girls High School

Pride Learning Academy

Sama High School

Sharei Torah

Sir Isaac Newton High School

Sparrow Combined

Springs Muslim School

Tukssport High School

UJ Metropolitan Academy

Willowridge Private School

The Way Christian School

Also read: UPDATE: What are the NEW matric pass requirements?


Al-Falaah College 

Am Moolla Spes Nova 

Danville Park Girls`High School

Durban Girls`High School

Ihsaan Girls`College 

Inanda Seminary School 

Kwathintwa School For The Deaf 

Maritzburg Muslim 

Menzi High School

Northlands Girls` High School

Racing & Equestrian Academy 

Siraatul Haq Islamic School 

St Catherines H

Star College 

Ukhahlamba H 

Westville Girls H


Northern Muslim School

St George College


George Hofmeyer High School

Northern Cape

Hoërskool Hopetown

North West

Al-Huda Muslim School 

Ferdinand Postma 

Potchefstroom Gimnasium 

Wesvalia High School

Western Cape

Bellville Hs


Bloemhof High School

Boland Landbouskool 

Cannons Creek School

Darun-Na’im Girls High School

Dominican Grimley-School 

Herschel Girls School 

La Rochelle Meisies High School

Lutzville High School

Melkbosstrand Private School 

Michael Oak Waldorf School 

Milnerton High School

Olyfkrans College 

Paarl Girls High School

Parklands College 

Rhenish Girls’ High School 

Rondebosch Boys’ High School 

Rustenburg Girls’ High School 

Shalom Akademie

Springfield Convent Of The Holy Rosary 

Stellenbosch High School 


Valsbaai High School

Vista Nova-School 

Westerford High School

Wynberg Boys' High School

Stats: The National Senior Certificate 2019 School Performance Report

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