Which is the best high school in Duesseldorf

Düsseldorf: After the first registration round, the trend towards high school is confirmed

High schools

The Düsseldorf grammar schools are still the most popular type of school among elementary school students who are now moving to the fifth grade of a secondary school. In the first registration round, over 5,000 parents took the opportunity to register their children in municipal or private secondary schools. The route led to one of the city's 23 high schools more than 2,800 times. The Humboldt Gymnasium, the Gymnasium Gerresheim, the Annette von Droste Hülshoff Gymnasium, the Cecilien Gymnasium and the Goethe Gymnasium are at the top with their registration figures. The front runner Humboldt Gynasium accepted 202 registrations. In the past school year, the school accepted 147 new students in Level 5. At the bottom of the registration numbers is the Luisen Gymnasium with 33 registrations, which still has space for 55 more new admissions.

Comprehensive schools

At the comprehensive schools, registrations were higher in almost all schools than the actual admissions in the previous year. Many parents there will be asked to choose a different school for the second registration block.


The situation is a little more relaxed at secondary schools. Only three schools have higher registrations than last year's admissions.

Secondary schools

The number of registrations at the secondary schools is still at a low level. So far 110 parents have opted for this type of school. Advice could change the number. Because in the previous year, the registrations after the first block were 99 students. In fact, 305 fifth graders started last summer.

Second registration block

For all pupils who cannot be admitted to the desired school in the first round or who have not yet registered, there will be another registration block from March 19 to 21 at the schools that still have free places.
Registrations will be on Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. accepted there.
Information about the schools can be found in the brochure "Where to go after elementary school" for the 2019/2020 school year. The brochure is available online at:
A directory of schools is below

Ute Neubauer |

02/23/2019 | 7:05:13 pm

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