REGION’S BEST PRIMARY SCHOOLS
NAPLAN results have been crunched to rank Qld schools, and you might be surprised at the local high performers
KIN Kin State School has been named the Gympie region’s top primary school in 2018, scoring 98 out of a possible 100 and cracking the state’s top 200 as ranked by online website Better Education.
It is one of four of the region’s schools to score more than 90 for the year, but the news was not all good, with several schools’ results slipping over the past six years.
THE Gympie region’s best primary schools have been revealed ahead of the start of the school year, and there are two that have cracked Queensland’s top 200.
Kin Kin State School and Cooran State School have both been ranked by the Better Eduction website as among the state’s best, scoring 98 and 94 out of a possible 100 respectively.
Kandanga State School was also towards the top of the list, but its small enrolment numbers (only eight Year 5s this year) kept it off the wider list.
Rainbow Beach State School was the only other school to score 90 or higher.
The list crunches test results from NAPLAN (National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy) scores to analyse how schools are performing. It is intended to give parents and those involved in education information on the best schools available and how they compare across the state.
There was some grim news in the latest data, which also showed most Gympie region primary school results slipping over the past six years.
This included a 14-point drop for Amamoor State School (71 in 2018, down from 85 in 2012) and a nine-point slide for Gympie West State School (from 84 in 2012 to 75) last year.
Glenwood State School, Gunalda State School, Kilkivan State School and Goomeri State School all recorded drops of at least five points. Kin Kin’s 24-point jump in that time was the region’s highest, followed by Cooran’s eight-point rise.
Rainbow Beach, Kandanga, and Gympie Central State School were the only other centres with improved ratings.
Kandanga’s jump could not be measured as no 2012 data was available for the school.
HIGH SCORER: Kandanga State School scored 95 out of 100.