Stawell West Primary recorded an increase in all categories according to the 2016 NAPLAN data released to the public on Wednesday.
The school recorded above average results, compared to schools serving students from statistically similar backgrounds.
Year 3s were substantially above the average in reading, writing, grammar and punctuation and close to the average in comparison to all Australian schools.
Year 5s also improved on their 2015 results.
School principal Jim O’Brien said the results showed the school had been working to target comprehension.
“We have made an effort to teach comprehension explicitly, and it shows as reading has been a big improvement,” he said.
Mr O’Brien also said he was hopeful the results could boost dwindling student numbers.
“Kids should come to school and love learning, so we have really focused on their well-being and reading, and those two things combined have really shown in our data.”
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