NAPLAN 2018 review: Top performing schools in Adelaide (City)

Published February 2020

This article uses data from the 2018 school year, as published on

NAPLAN tests are conducted in schools, with each state and territory responsible for marking the tests in accordance with strict guidelines and processes.

The results add value to teacher assessments by showing how their students’ achievements compare to a wider group of students across Australia.

NAPLAN results also allow:

  • teachers to better identify students who require greater challenges or additional support
  • schools to identify strengths and weaknesses in teaching and learning programs and to set goals in literacy and numeracy.

It’s important to note that NAPLAN results are just one aspect of schools’ assessment and reporting process and do not replace the extensive ongoing assessments that teachers conduct to measure each student’s performance.

We take a look at the top schools by average NAPLAN score in  MERGEFIELD REGION Adelaide (City),  MERGEFIELD STATE SA, which consists of  MERGEFIELD TOTAL_SCHOOLS 12 schools.

Top primary schools by NAPLAN results in Adelaide (City)

Grade 3Grade 5
GrammarNorth Adelaide Primary School: 527
National average: 432
St Dominic's Priory College: 551
National average: 494
NumeracyNorth Adelaide Primary School: 458
National average: 408
St Dominic's Priory College: 551
National average: 494
ReadingNorth Adelaide Primary School: 482
National average: 434
St Dominic's Priory College: 556
National average: 509
SpellingSt Dominic's Priory College: 456
National average: 418
St Dominic's Priory College: 556
National average: 502
WritingSt Aloysius College: 435
National average: 407
St Dominic's Priory College: 518
National average: 465

Top secondary schools by NAPLAN results in Adelaide (City)

Year 7Year 9
GrammarNorth Adelaide Primary School: 627
National average: 544
Pulteney Grammar School: 628
National average: 581
NumeracyPulteney Grammar School: 592
National average: 548
Pulteney Grammar School: 637
National average: 596
ReadingNorth Adelaide Primary School: 599
National average: 542
St Dominic's Priory College: 618
National average: 584
SpellingSt Dominic's Priory College: 603
National average: 545
St Dominic's Priory College: 619
National average: 583
WritingSt Dominic's Priory College: 567
National average: 505
St Dominic's Priory College: 590
National average: 542

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