Families are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars more for homes in popular catchment zones rather than fork out hefty private school fees.
They see it as a double investment in their home and their kids’ education, reports news.com.au.
It’s a touchy subject. Last year’s rezoning for Brisbane State High – where more than half the students received top OP1 honours – is expected to place a premium on homes within the coveted catchment, while those now outside will miss out. Buyers are reportedly willing to pay 10 per cent more for in-zone homes.
So if you’re planning a family it might pay to do your research and put down roots near a school you deem fit for your cherubs-to-be.
Here are a list of the top ranked public primary and secondary schools in Brisbane in 2018 from www.bettereducation.com.au.
Top ranked public primary schools in Brisbane in 2018
- Rainworth State School
- MacGregor State School
- Ashgrove State School
- Ironside State School
- Wishart State School
- Indooroopilly State School
- Sunnybank Hills State School
- Chapel Hill State School
- Graceville State School
- Robertson State School
Top ranked public high schools in Brisbane in 2018
- Brisbane State High School
- Mansfield State High School
- Indooroopilly State High School
- Cavendish Road State High School
- Mount Gravatt State High School
- Kelvin Grove State College
- The Gap State High School
- Kenmore State High School
- Brisbane School of Distance Education
- Stretton State College