How Queensland’s priciest schools scored in NAPLAN
QUEENSLAND'S most two expensive schools have delivered parents bang for their buck, landing at the very top of this year's NAPLAN results.
But others among those with the state's highest tuition fees were trumped in the standardised literacy and numeracy tests by lesser-known state schools.
With the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority releasing the preliminary NAPLAN 2019 results last week, many of Queensland's largest and most prestigious schools have been celebrating their results.
Among 20 of Queensland's most expensive schools, six landed in the Top 10.
The state's two private schools with the highest tuition fees - neighbours Brisbane Girls Grammar School and Brisbane Grammar School- appropriately landed at the No.1 and No.2 spots respectively in this year's ranking of Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN results.
Brisbane Grammar School also had the top result in the state for Year 5 students.
Other top performers among Queensland's most expensive private schools were:
St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School (No.4)
St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace (No.7)
St Margaret's Anglican Girls School (No.9)
St Peters Lutheran College (No.10).
Anglican Church Grammar School (No.11)
Somerville House (No.13)
Cannon Hill Anglican College (No.15)
St Aidan's, St Margaret's and Anglican Church Grammar School were also among the top performing primary schools for NAPLAN 2019.
Meanwhile with fees of more than $20,000 per year, The Southport School's high school ranking sat at No.95 in Queensland, though its Year 3 and 5s performed well above the state average in every subject and landed at No. 20 overall.
Just ahead was the prestigious St Joseph's Nudgee College, which came in at No. 94 in the NAPLAN high school rankings. However the school's results were still above the state average, with the exception of Grammar and Punctuation, which was on par.
Following the release of this year's NAPLAN results, Independent Schools Queensland executive director David Robertson said NAPLAN was in a period of transition, with all schools expected to take the national tests online by 2021.
"As in previous years, schools will examine their results at an individual student, year and school level to use the data to inform their teaching and learning programs and practices," he said.