[Update 22 Aug 09: See primary schools ranking for 2009]
A good education is arguably a necessary condition for good employability and even a good salary, so:
Good Education ≈ Good Salary.
… which is why parents are so uptight about getting their children into the best primary schools. They know best.
Going by this, I looked at the Primary One registration numbers from MOE and derived the Salary.sg list of the Best Primary Schools in Singapore.
Specifically, I calculated for each school the percentage of its total vacancies that are still available for the coveted Phase 2B, and ranked the schools by that.
What’s so special about Phase 2B? It’s when the fate of some children happens to be determined by a dice roll, or otherwise known as a ballot. See Straits Times article: Phase 2B balloting likely at 28 schools.
That’s right. Some children may still end up in a less preferred school (neighborhood school?) even after their parents spent precious time volunteering at their choice schools, or even moving house to a place 1km or 2km away from the school.
Here’s the Best 20 Primary Schools:
- Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) – 7.5% of vacancies available for Phase 2B
- Nan Hua Primary – 11.3%
- CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ – 11.9%
- Henry Park Primary – 12.1%
- Ai Tong – 12.4%
- Nanyang Primary – 13.3%
- St Hilda’s Primary – 13.6%
- Bukit Panjang Primary – 13.7%
- Rivervale Primary – 13.8%
- Maha Bodhi – 14.5%
- Holy Innocents’ Primary – 15.3%
- Chongzheng Primary – 15.7%
- Rosyth – 16.1%
- Tao Nan – 16.9%
- Red Swastika – 17.0%
- Catholic High – 17.6%
- Temasek Primary – 18.0%
- Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) – 18.1%
- Fairfield Methodist Primary – 18.1%
- White Sands Primary – 18.6%