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Choosing the right primary school for your child can be overwhelming, to say the least. With such a large variety of schools to choose from, it's hard to know which one will be the best fit for your child and their learning goals. Our top primary school rankings in the NT can be a valuable tool in making an informed decision for your family as all the research has already been done for you.

Compare the Top Ranking Primary Schools in the NT

The Northern Territory's top ranking primary schools have consistently achieved high standards of education throughout the years. These schools offer exceptional opportunities for students and successfully prepare students for higher education. The criteria used to evaluate the success of these schools include: academic excellence, demonstrated through high exam scores, student-to-teacher ratios, resourcing and extracurricular offerings for students. By comparing these Northern Territory primary schools you can gain valuable insights into the education landscape in your area, and form a better understanding of what your expectations and preferences are for your child's schooling experience.

Top 10 Primary Schools in the NT

Rank School Suburb Postcode Sector Year Range Teaching Staff School ICSEA Value Gender Religion Avg. NAPLAN Score
1 The Essington School Darwin Nightcliff 0810 Non-government T-12 75 1139 Co-Ed Secular 502
2 Haileybury Rendall School Berrimah 0828 Non-government T-12 92 1072 Co-ed Secular 513
3 Larrakeyah Primary School Larrakeyah 0820 Government P-6 30 1092 Co-Ed Secular 485
4 Nakara Primary School Nakara 0810 Government P-6 32 1082 Co-Ed Secular 463
5 Parap Primary School Parap 0820 Government P-6 28 1070 Co-Ed Secular 472
6 The Alice Springs Steiner School Alice Springs 0871 Non-government T-8 11 1064 Co-Ed Secular 471
7 Stuart Park Primary School Stuart Park 0820 Government P-6 50 1060 Co-Ed Secular 470
8 St Mary's Catholic Primary School Darwin 0800 Non-government T-6 18 1063 Co-Ed Catholic 466
9 Nightcliff Primary School Nightcliff 0810 Government P-6 39 1060 Co-Ed Secular 461
10 Durack Primary School Durack 0830 Government P-6 33 1016 Co-Ed Secular 472

FAQs About NT Primary School Rankings

Let's have a look at some of the most frequently asked questions from parents in the Northern Territory starting their research and journey to find the best primary school for their child.

How are primary schools in the Northern Territory ranked?

Top ranking schools in the Northern Territory are typically determined by a few factors, such as the number of exams sat by the school, the number of students receiving high scores in particular subjects, and school resourcing. School rankings also take into consideration NAPLAN results, the Index of ICSEA, and other relevant metrics.

What does ICSEA stand for in primary school rankings?

ICSEA stands for the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage. This metric provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students. It takes into account factors like parental education, occupation, and location. This helps parents gain an understanding of a school's student population. ICSEA helps in comparing schools' academic achievements while considering the socioeconomic backgrounds of their students.

How do I find more primary school rankings in the NT?

You can look up primary school rankings in the NT through various sources like the My School and Good Schools Guide websites and educational publications. These publications provide detailed information about school rankings and past and present performance.

What are the top ranking high schools in the NT?

Ensure your child continues to receive a quality education with our list of the top ranking high schools in the NT.

How do I enrol my child in Kinetic Education tutoring?

To enrol your child in Kinetic's school tutoring, fill out the registration form. One of our Education Specialists will contact you to discuss your child's learning needs and schedule their first tutoring session.

Is Kinetic Education's primary school tutoring near me?

Kinetic Education has provided primary school tutoring in Darwin and the Northern Territory to thousands of students. Our online tutoring program offers a flexible and accessible way to study anywhere in Australia. As long as your child has access to a reliable internet connection, they are good to go!

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