NAPLAN 2018 review: Top performing schools in Gold Coast (City)

Published March 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 Gold Coast (City), QLD, which consists of 110 schools.

Top primary schools by NAPLAN results in Gold Coast (City)

Grade 3Grade 5
GrammarBeechmont State School: 519
National average: 432
Beechmont State School: 569
National average: 504
NumeracyThe Southport School: 455
National average: 432
Somerset College: 546
National average: 494
ReadingA.B. Paterson College: 487
National average: 434
Somerset College: 565
National average: 509
SpellingKing's Christian College - Reedy Creek Campus: 468
National average: 418
Somerset College: 554
National average: 502
WritingBroadbeach State School: 454
National Average: 407
Currumbin Valley: State School: 507
National average: 465

Top secondary schools by NAPLAN results in Gold Coast (City)

Year 7Year 9
GrammarSomerset College: 615
National average: 544
Somerset College: 647
National average: 581
NumeracyA.B. Paterson College: 605
National average: 548
Somerset College: 658
National average: 596
ReadingAll Saints Anglican School: 595
National average: 542
Somerset College: 631
National average: 584
SpellingSomerset College: 585
National average: 545
A.B. Paterson College: 636
National average:583
WritingEmmanuel College: 566
National Average: 505
Somerset College: 600
National average: 465

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