Not necessarily. Not everyone can cope well with the stress and competitiveness of a selective school.Selective schools, period. If you got the money then private.
Hey man doesn't matter what school you go to. Honestly, 300+ schools are great because teachers give plenty of positive reinforcement if you manage to do well. Definitely shaped my high school journey and even though I'm almost done with uni I still cherish my high school years like it was just yesterday. All the stress in a selective school environment (and perhaps negative reinforcement from everywhere around you) just leads to more stress and anxiety while not necessarily being productive.Well i'd totally go if I had a chance, im in a rank 300 ish school and im tired of people telling me im going to get a 50-60 ATAR because of the school i go to.. cocky cunts but then again i might LOL, ill just accept the fact im getting a crap ATAR. Competition is meant to be a good thing, it motivates people to excel, if you're a person that doesn't like studying you will end up studying anyways if you're in a highly competitive environment, that's what i've observed at least. If you're in a dumb environment , you won't have enough competition unless you go to tutoring where there are smarter kids.
More competitive environment any day of the week.