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Primary School Ranking – Brisbane West and Ipswich Corridor

UPDATED WITH DATA FROM 2019

Primary School Ranking – Brisbane West and Ipswich Corridor

Looking at options for primary school in Brisbane’s western corridor?  There are so many factors that make a wonderful primary school – NAPLAN scores are just one.  Primary school ranking based exclusively on NAPLAN results does not capture the culture, social and creative life of your local school.  At Families Magazine, we whole-heartedly believe that academic scores alone can give a distorted view of a school’s overall achievements.

So with that caveat, here is the 2019 primary school ranking based on NAPLAN results for schools in Brisbane’s West and in Ipswich region.

Because people’s definitions of ‘Northside’ and ‘Western Suburbs’ and ‘Southside’ may vary – please check each list if you cannot find your school!

They may be listed in primary school rankings for:

Primary School Ranking – Brisbane Southside, Logan and Redlands

Primary School Ranking – Brisbane Northside

Primary school ranking from 2019 data – Brisbane West and Ipswich NAPLAN leaderboard

*St Aidan’s – 100th Percentile

*Ironside SS – 100th Percentile

*Rainworth SS – 100th Percentile

*Indooroopilly SS – 100th Percentile

*Brisbane Boys’ College Toowong – 100th Percentile

St Peters Lutheran College (Indooroopilly) – 100th Percentile

*Fig Tree Pocket SS – 100th Percentile

Good News Lutheran Middle Park – 100th Percentile

*Chapel Hill SS – 99th Percentile

*Brookfield SS – 99th Percentile

*Bardon SS – 99th Percentile

*Kenmore South SS – 99th Percentile

*Kenmore SS – 99th Percentile

*Graceville SS – 99th Percentile

*St Joseph’s Corinda – 99th Percentile

*Corinda SS – 98th Percentile

*Pullenvale SS – 98th Percentile

*Sherwood SS – 99th Percentile

*St Ignatius (Toowong) – 99th Percentile

*Marist College Ashgrove – 98th Percentile

*St Finbarr’s School Ashgrove – 98th Percentile

*St Peters Lutheran College – Springfield – 98th Percentile

*Ipswich Girls Grammar – 99th Percentile

*St Joseph’s (Bardon) – 98th Percentile

*The Gap SS – 98th Percentile

*Oakleigh SS – 98th Percentile

*Yeronga SS – 97th Percentile

*Toowong SS – 97th Percentile

*Ithaca Creek SS – 97th Percentile

*Jamboree Heights SS – 97th Percentile

*Ipswich Grammar School – 97th Percentile

*Hilder Rd SS – 97th Percentile

*Patricks Rd SS – 97th Percentile

*Moggill SS – 97th Percentile

*Christ The King  Graceville – 97th Percentile

*Mater Dei Catholic Primary School Ashgrove – 97th Percentile

*Gumdale SS – 97th Percentile

*Westside Christian College Goodna – 96th Percentile

*The Springfield Anglican College – 96th Percentile

*Our Lady of the Rosary School Kenmore – 96th Percentile

*St Andrews Catholic School Ferny Grove – 95th Percentile

*East Brisbane SS – 95th Percentile

*Ambrose Treacy Indooroopilly – 95th Percentile

*Jindalee SS – 95th Percentile

*Payne Rd SS – 94th Percentile

*St Peter Chanel The Gap – 94th Percentile

*Brisbane Montessori School – 94th Percentile

*Middle Park SS – 94th Percentile

*West Moreton Anglican College Karrabin – 93rd Percentile

*Holy Family Indooroopilly – 93rd Percentile

*Ferny Grove SS – 91st Percentile

What do these primary school rankings mean?

Not all that much.  Primary school ranking based strictly on NAPLAN scores gives a very narrow view of the school as a whole.  For most parents though, academic achievement in the school is one of the determining factors in making educational decisions.  At Families Magazine we’re proud to support a holistic and comprehensive approach to choosing a school for your child.

What are my primary school options?

Most of the public schools listed have pretty strict catchment areas in place.  School catchment information can be found here.  If you’re considering a private school, you may be required to apply for a place in the year your child is born!  Check out our Parent Fact Sheets for more information on school options.

How to Choose a GOOD School in Brisbane

But what you want to know RIGHT NOW is which schools are ‘good’ and which schools are not good. There are so many variables to this the BEST way to find out is go to the schools you are interested in fully armed with all the questions you should be asking and getting answers to… a Brisbane school teacher has told us what she would expect to be asked if a parent was truly looking to find a good school for their child – read what she said here.

5 Things to Know when choosing a secondary school in Brisbane

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You’ll have hardly finished sorting out primary school choices when you will find that the hard work begins all over again looking for a ‘best fit’ secondary school for your children! Things you considered for your soon to be ‘Preppie’ may be irrelevant now that they are older and more sociable/independent/academic/sporty.

So how do you go about choosing the best secondary school for them. Start with these FIVE THINGS written for parents by a Brisbane Principal.