WHICH ONE IS TOPS?
A SCHOOL from the northern beaches of Cairns has again impressed, topping the list of best ranked primary schools in the Far North.
Yorkeys Knob State School was listed in the top 20 of Queensland primary schools, coming in at No. 19 out of 326 entries for Queensland schools.
The school scored 99 points out of 100 and received top marks for English and maths results – a five.
The primary school ratings for 2018 were published on the Better Education website, which specialises in ranking schools based on results for parents and anyone involved in education to compare schools.
No Far North schools received a top score of 100 points.
Yorkeys Knob State School stood out among the state’s NAPLAN results in August last year when the Year 3 class achieved results, ranking them in the top 20 schools in Queensland, along with Brisbane private schools St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and Clayfield College.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy report shows Queensland student achievements in the 2018 tests on a school-by-school basis.
Trinity Anglican School principal Paul Sjogren said he was pleased both of the independent school’s campuses were in the top five.
“The foundations for the Better Education rankings are based on NAPLAN scores for that year. It is terrific to see some of our local schools perform so well in these rankings,” he said.
“We recognise that NAPLAN is a useful tool.
“It is important to, not only focus on the score, but also on the gain in learning over the two years between Year 3 and 5.
“TAS has demonstrated continued growth in this area, showing success in our teaching methods.
“We then use more detailed data from NAPLAN to continue to improve our teaching and learning programs.”