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

Published March 2020

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

NAPLANtests 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 Sydney (City),  MERGEFIELD STATE NSW, which consists of  MERGEFIELD TOTAL_SCHOOLS 58 schools.

Top primary schools by NAPLAN results in Sydney (City)

Grade 3Grade 5
GrammarSt Mary's Cathedral College: 528
National average: 432
Glebe Public School: 615
National average: 504
NumeracySt Mary's School: 500
National average: 408
International Grammar School: 567
National average: 494
ReadingOur Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School: 528
National average: 434
Glebe Public School: 610
National average: 509
SpellingOur Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School: 507
National average: 418
SCEGGS - Darlinghurst: 561
National average: 502
WritingSCEGGS - Darlinghurst: 464
National average: 407
SCEGGS - Darlinghurst: 543
National average: 465

Top secondary schools by NAPLAN results in Sydney (City)

Year 7Year 9
GrammarSydney Girls High School: 703
National average: 544
Sydney Girls High School: 728
National average: 581
NumeracySydney Boys High School: 734
National average: 548
Sydney Boys High School: 773
National average: 596
ReadingSydney Boys High School: 670
National average: 542
Sydney Girls High School: 700
National average: 584
SpellingSydney Boys High School: 681
National average: 545
Sydney Girls High School: 716
National average: 583
WritingSydney Girls High School: 619
National average: 505
SCEGGS - Darlinghurst: 543
National average: 465

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