NAPLAN 2018 review: Top performing schools in Perth (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 Perth (City), WA, which consists of 9 schools.

Top primary schools by NAPLAN results in Perth (City)

Grade 3Grade 5
GrammarNedlands Primary School: 520
National average: 432
Nedlands Primary School: 600
National average: 504
NumeracyHollywood Primary School: 501
National average: 408
Hollywood Primary School: 565
National average: 494
ReadingHollywood Primary School: 509
National average: 434

Nedlands Primary School/Hollywood Primary School: 589
National average: 509

SpellingHollywood Primary School: 476
National average: 418
Nedlands Primary School: 577
National average: 502
WritingHollywood Primary School: 458
National average: 407
Nedlands Primary School: 540
National average: 465

Top secondary schools by NAPLAN results in Perth (City)

Year 7Year 9
GrammarMercedes College: 585
National average: 544
Mercedes College: 640
National average: 581
NumeracyMercedes College: 582
National average: 548
Trinity College: 646
National average: 596
ReadingSt George's Anglican Grammar School: 583
National average: 542
Mercedes College: 618
National average: 584
SpellingMercedes College: 579
National average: 545
Mercedes College: 613
National average: 583
WritingMercedes College: 567
National average: 505
Mercedes College: 620
National average: 542

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