NAPLAN re­sults have been crunched to rank Qld schools, and you might be sur­prised at the lo­cal high per­form­ers

The Gympie Times - - FRONT PAGE - SCOTT KOVACEVIC [email protected]­

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.

Photo: Greg Miller

HIGH SCORER: Kan­danga State School scored 95 out of 100.

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