Two Gympie primary schools have cracked the list of the state's top 200 as ranked by better Education.
Two Gympie primary schools have cracked the list of the state's top 200 as ranked by better Education. davidf

REVEALED: Gympie's best primary schools for 2018

THE Gympie region's best primary schools have been revealed ahead of the new education year, with two cracking the list of Queensland's top 200 ranked schools.

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 our of 100 respectively.

Kandanga State School also scored well at 95 but its minimal enrolments (only eight Year 5s last year) kept it off the wider list.

Kandanga State School.
Kandanga State School. Greg Miller

Rainbow Beach State School was the only other Gympie region 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 hoe they compare across the state.

Gympie Central State School.
Gympie Central State School. Renee Pilcher

The news was not all good though.

The latest data showed the majority of the region's primary schools' results have slipped 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.

Cooloola Christian College
Cooloola Christian College Renee Albrecht

Glenwood State School, Gunalda State School, Kilkivan State School and Goomeri State School all recorded drops of at least five points.

Kin Kin 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.

GYMPIE REGION PRIMARY SCHOOL RATINGS 2018

  • Amamoor State School - 71
  • Cooloola Christian College - 84
  • Cooran State School - 94
  • Cooroy State School - 85
  • Glenwood State School - 69
  • Goomeri State School - 75
  • Gunalda State School - 68
  • Gympie Central State School - 80
  • Gympie West State School - 75
  • Jones Hill State School - 82
  • Kandanga State School - 95
  • Kenilworth State Community College - 78
  • Kilkivan State School - 76
  • Kin Kin State School - 98
  • Pomona State School - 86
  • Rainbow Beach State School - 90
  • Tin Can Bay State School - 81
  • Some schools have not appeared in the list due to not appearing on the Better Education website.
Gympie Times


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