(From left) Warwick West State School Year 3 students Fletcher Malone, Charlotte Stevens, Hugo Monk and Lucy Favero.
(From left) Warwick West State School Year 3 students Fletcher Malone, Charlotte Stevens, Hugo Monk and Lucy Favero. Elyse Wurm

Warwick's top NAPLAN schools revealed

THE top performing NAPLAN schools in Warwick have been revealed following the 2019 results release.

Students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 took part in the controversial nationwide standardised test in May.

The test is designed to measure students in literacy and numeracy and track progress.

Across the Warwick region found Year 3 and Year 5 students at Warwick West State School got an average NAPLAN score of 4704 - the area's top performing primary school.

Coming in second in the Rose City was St Mary's Primary School with 4555, then third was Warwick East State School with 4318 points, followed by Warwick Central State School with 4228 points.

Warwick Central principal Christine Dolley said the school's position in Warwick showed its programs were reaping results.

This included a Spelling Mastery program, consistent language approaches across year levels and a marker student process, which helps cohorts of mid-performing students improve their results.

"We had a school review and that showed we have the culture right, curriculum delivery heading in the right direction and an expert teaching team," Mrs Dolley said.

 

CLEVER COOKIES: Warwick Central State School students Claudia Rattenburg, Miah Lambert, Skye Gibson, Layla Homburg and Taneika Hoffman.
CLEVER COOKIES: Warwick Central State School students Claudia Rattenburg, Miah Lambert, Skye Gibson, Layla Homburg and Taneika Hoffman. Gerard Walsh

Taking into account the whole Southern Downs, St Joseph's School was the top-placed primary school at Stanthorpe where the average result was 4584 for Year 3 and Year 5 students.

St Joseph's was also the top performing high school in the region, Year 7 and Year 9 students received an average NAPLAN score of 5638.

The top-performing high school in Warwick was Assumption College where the average score was 5621, followed by Scots PGC College with 5417.

The third-best performing school in the Rose City was Warwick State High School with a score of 5362.

The NAPLAN test remains controversial with the Queensland Government calling for a national review into the test.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority CEO David de Carvalho said more than 50,000 students nationally re-sat the test after interruptions in the online test.

About half of all schools accessed the test online in May and ACARA plans for all students to take the test online next year.

NAPLAN advocates maintain the test is an important way to view student and school progress at one moment in time and schools use the results to improve teaching.

But advocates maintain the test is an important way to view student and school progress at one moment in time and schools use the results to improve teaching.

 

ON TOP: Warwick West State School Year 5 students (from left) Dylan Dwan, Freya Monk, Ebony Dwan and Malcolm Bryant.
ON TOP: Warwick West State School Year 5 students (from left) Dylan Dwan, Freya Monk, Ebony Dwan and Malcolm Bryant. Elyse Wurm

Region's top primary schools:

1. Warwick West State School: 4704 points

2. St Joseph's School, Stanthorpe: 4584 points

3. St Mary's Primary School: 4555

4. Glen Aplin State School: 4449 points

5. Warwick East State School: 4318 points

6. Texas P-10 State School: 4294 points

7. Stanthorpe State School: 4230 points

8. Warwick Central State School: 4228 points

9. Glennie Heights: 4017 points

Region's top high schools:

1. St Joseph's School, Stanthorpe: 5638 points

2. Assumption College: 5621

3. Scots PGC College: 5417

4. Stanthorpe State High School: 5371

5. Warwick State High: 5362

*Editor's note: The initial results published by the Daily News on August 28 for primary and secondary schools on the Southern Downs were incorrect. We republished 2018 data instead of the new figures. The Daily News has updated these results and the figures inside the story now reflect the accurate 2019 results. We apologise for this unintended error and any confusion caused.



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