Singapore Primary Schools Ranked By Popularity

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(Updated 18 Oct 2008) Smart KiasuParents do not target a school where we have little chance of getting into.  The KiasuParents.com Popularity Ranking for Primary Schools is meant to let parents appreciate the odds of getting their children into their dream schools.  "Popularity" is measured as the perceived difficulty of getting a place in the school based on the previous 2 years' Primary 1 registration status.

We have changed our methodology for measuring popularity into a 2 step process:  We first count the number of times the school is involved in a ballot situation, with higher weightages given to distances below 1km and 2km.  Next, we sort by the average number of applications versus the number of vacancies for a school in Phase 2C over the past 3 years.  Naturally, schools which are several times oversubscribed over the past 3 years, (ie. >100% of available places) will float up to the top.

As our data is incomplete (we only have 2008 and most of 2007's data), we can only average over 2008 and 2007.  In cases of missing data, we simply used the following year's numbers as the average value.

Note that this list would be updated after every Primary 1 Registration exercise.

Legend      
  Balloting required for <1km     Cut-off, no balloting for <1km
  Balloting required for 1-2km     Cut-off, no balloting for 1-2km
  Balloting required for >2km     Cut-off, no balloting for >2km
         
No Color = No balloting required for that Phase
Cut-Off = There were an exact number of applicants within one of the 3 distance bands
TUR = Cumulative Take-Up Rate at the end of the Phase
APP = Number of Applicants versus available places for that Phase

School 2008 Phase 2C 2007 Phase 2C 2006 Phase 2C Average APP Ballot Count
APP APP APP
CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ 174% 173%   173% 18
Catholic High 175% 135%   149% 18
Ai Tong 163% 134%   144% 16.5
Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) 132% 123%   126% 14
St Hilda’s Primary 387% 219%   275% 13.5
De La Salle 221% 214%   216% 13.5
Nan Chiau Primary 306%     306% 13
Tao Nan 136% 165%   155% 13
Nanyang Primary 113% 124%   120% 12.5
Chongfu Primary 175% 141%   152% 12
Kong Hwa 137% 159%   152% 12
Rosyth 247% 331%   303% 11
Holy Innocents’ Primary 154% 146%   149% 11
Pei Chun Public 125% 155%   145% 11
CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) 138% 126%   130% 11
Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) 116% 121%   119% 11
Henry Park Primary 126% 141%   136% 10.5
Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) 126% 137%   133% 10.5
Nan Hua Primary 314% 160%   211% 10
Red Swastika 144% 227%   199% 10
St Anthony’s Primary 193% 165%   174% 10
Northland Primary 233% 126%   162% 10
Temasek Primary 161% 147%   152% 10
St Andrew’s Junior 143% 142%   143% 10
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ 118% 140%   132% 10
Fairfield Methodist Primary 119% 103%   108% 10
Rivervale Primary 349%     349% 9
Rulang Primary 190% 345%   293% 9
West Grove Primary 301% 253%   269% 9
Jurong West Primary 190% 260%   237% 9
Mee Toh 228%     228% 9
South View Primary 176% 209%   198% 9
Woodlands Ring Primary 133% 180%   164% 9
Admiralty Primary 147% 164%   158% 9
Chongzheng Primary 205% 125%   152% 9
Princess Elizabeth Primary 121% 159%   147% 9
Evergreen Primary 174% 131%   145% 9
St Joseph’s Institution Junior 166% 133%   144% 9
Canberra Primary 144%     144% 9
East Spring Primary 118% 152%   141% 9
Gongshang Primary 150% 131%   137% 9
Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary 121% 130%   127% 9
Woodgrove Primary 126% 109%   115% 9
Hougang Primary 124% 101%   109% 9
Poi Ching 103% 104%   104% 8.5
Pasir Ris Primary 121% 163%   149% 8
White Sands Primary 116% 126%   123% 8
Maha Bodhi 124% 120%   121% 8
Xinmin Primary 124% 109%   114% 8
Keming Primary 129% 107%   114% 8
Yu Neng Primary 111% 108%   109% 8
Compassvale Primary 166%     166% 7
Jiemin Primary 137% 142%   140% 7
Anderson Primary 122% 145%   138% 7
Bukit Panjang Primary 145% 109%   121% 7
Unity Primary 101% 102%   102% 7
Hong Wen 164%     164% 6
Radin Mas Primary 139%     139% 6
St Stephen’s 128% 139%   135% 6
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary 131% 120%   123% 6
CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity 127% 115%   119% 6
CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel 110% 117%   115% 6
CHIJ (Kellock) 113%     113% 6
Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary 110%     110% 6
Shuqun Primary 102% 113%   110% 6
Clementi Primary 110% 107%   108% 5
Yew Tee Primary 101% 86%   91% 5
Raffles Girls’ Primary 186% 192%   190% 4.5
CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace 115% 131%   126% 4
Maris Stella High 123% 122%   123% 4
River Valley Primary 130% 118%   122% 4
Fuchun Primary 107% 107%   107% 4
Jurong Primary 119% 86%   97% 4
Beacon Primary 136% 98%   111% 3.5
Zhangde Primary 129% 100%   110% 3
Xingnan Primary 111% 101%   104% 3
Greenwood Primary 111% 95%   100% 3
Geylang Methodist School 96% 102%   100% 3
Telok Kurau Primary 70% 98%   89% 3
Bendemeer Primary 71%     71% 3
St Margaret’s Primary 100%     100% 2
CHIJ (Katong) Primary 125% 85%   98% 2
Fengshan Primary 88% 84%   86% 2
Kheng Cheng 72% 89%   83% 2
St Anthony’s Canossian Primary 80% 95%   90% 1
Ngee Ann Primary 100% 79%   86% 1
St Gabriel’s Primary 73% 73%   73% 1
Marymount Convent 64% 51%   56% 1
Cedar Primary 54% 55%   55% 1
Elias Park Primary 65% 92%   83% 0
Casuarina Primary 71% 87%   82% 0
Greenridge Primary 83% 77%   79% 0
Punggol Primary 55% 89%   78% 0
Tanjong Katong Primary 73% 79%   77% 0
Tampines North Primary 89% 68%   75% 0
Ang Mo Kio Primary 93% 63%   73% 0
Endeavour Primary 71%     71% 0
Edgefield Primary 67%     67% 0
Changkat Primary 74% 63%   67% 0
Gan Eng Seng Primary 66%     66% 0
Meridien Primary 79% 58%   65% 0
Concord Primary 61% 66%   65% 0
Townsville Primary 68% 62%   64% 0
Haig Girls’ 69% 60%   63% 0
Zhenghua Primary 52% 67%   62% 0
Yangzheng Primary 63% 60%   61% 0
Chua Chu Kang Primary 54% 65%   61% 0
Sembawang Primary 61%     61% 0
Woodlands Primary 66% 58%   61% 0
Innova Primary 83% 49%   61% 0
Teck Ghee Primary 56% 61%   59% 0
Park View Primary 64% 54%   58% 0
North View Primary 49% 57%   54% 0
Pei Tong Primary 48% 57%   54% 0
Ahmad Ibrahim Primary 42% 58%   53% 0
Jing Shan Primary 36% 61%   52% 0
Queenstown Primary 44% 56%   52% 0
Greendale Primary 52%     52% 0
New Town Primary 51% 52%   51% 0
Fuhua Primary 35% 59%   51% 0
Lakeside Primary 60% 44%   49% 0
Yishun Primary 77% 35%   49% 0
Wellington Primary 49%     49% 0
Lianhua Primary 45% 49%   47% 0
Bedok Green Primary 48% 47%   47% 0
Xishan Primary 42% 49%   46% 0
North Vista Primary 46%     46% 0
Huamin Primary 36% 51%   46% 0
Mayflower Primary 43% 47%   46% 0
Yumin Primary 53% 41%   45% 0
West View Primary 32% 51%   45% 0
Bukit View Primary 53% 39%   44% 0
Canossa Convent Primary 46% 42%   44% 0
Dazhong Primary 15% 58%   44% 0
Seng Kang Primary 43%     43% 0
Eunos Primary 39% 44%   43% 0
Xinghua Primary 25% 50%   41% 0
Qifa Primary 40% 41%   41% 0
Pioneer Primary 61% 29%   40% 0
Montfort Junior 43% 37%   39% 0
Peiying Primary 39% 37%   38% 0
Da Qiao Primary 40% 37%   38% 0
Anchor Green Primary 36%     36% 0
Qihua Primary 40% 32%   34% 0
Yuhua Primary 25% 38%   34% 0
East View Primary 24% 38%   33% 0
Tampines Primary 27% 37%   33% 0
Fernvale Primary 32%     32% 0
Damai Primary 26% 35%   32% 0
Marsiling Primary 25% 32%   30% 0
North Spring Primary 29%     29% 0
Naval Base Primary 26% 31%   29% 0
Junyuan Primary 31% 28%   29% 0
Boon Lay Garden Primary 29% 29%   29% 0
Coral Primary 24% 31%   29% 0
Bukit Timah Primary 23% 31%   28% 0
Si Ling Primary 21% 31%   28% 0
Corporation Primary 26% 28%   27% 0
MacPherson Primary 21% 30%   27% 0
Kranji Primary 14% 31%   25% 0
Zhonghua Primary 19% 28%   25% 0
Stamford Primary 25%     25% 0
Yio Chu Kang Primary 17% 23%   21% 0
East Coast Primary 21% 19%   20% 0
Opera Estate Primary 20% 18%   19% 0
Loyang Primary 16% 19%   18% 0
Teck Whye Primary 20% 17%   18% 0
Farrer Park Primary 18%     18% 0
Hong Kah Primary 13% 19%   17% 0
Griffiths Primary 13% 19%   17% 0
Juying Primary 14% 17%   16% 0
First Toa Payoh Primary 20% 13%   16% 0
Balestier Hill Primary 14%     14% 0
Qiaonan Primary 6% 14%   11% 0
Guangyang Primary 9% 12%   11% 0
Blangah Rise Primary 7%     7% 0
Bedok West Primary 2% 6%   4% 0




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CHIJ Queen of Peace. Thanks

I am considering this primary school for my daughter born in 2008.

Any feedback or review to share? Thanks! 

rolla | Wed, 18/07/2012 - 10:38pm

Is Mayflower primary school a good school?

I am confused between choosing mayflower primary school and Teck Ghee Primary School. Which is better? Are they of similar standards? Is Anderson Primary School much better than Mayflower Primary School? Please advice me.

dusktodawn | Mon, 16/04/2012 - 4:02pm

Take up rate

Can someone please explain the concept of take-up rate?

estherlkm | Thu, 10/11/2011 - 1:39am

Good Primary School Near Novena area.

Dear All,

Currently my 7yrs old daughter is going to a local primary school. But this school is too far from my home. She need to wake up at 5am and it's been to difficult for her. Could anyone can suggest good primary school near Novena. Would be greatfull!

zNz | Thu, 28/04/2011 - 3:26pm

An Updated List?

Hi Chief,

The "Singapore Primary Schools Ranked By Popularity" is very useful.

I was wondering when an updated list with 2009 and 2010 data is available. :)

Thanks!

louedy | Thu, 19/08/2010 - 5:19am

Which primary school in AMK will you recommend?

Looking for a good co-ed school in AMK, or any other areas near AMK, since I have children of both genders. Any recommendation? It's going to be our first time involving in Pri 1 registration, so we are very concerned and anxious.

Is Teck Ghee Primary School coming forth as one worth considering for Pri 1 registration?

What do you think of Geylang Methodist Primary School?  Just being curious....

 

Eva | Thu, 20/05/2010 - 11:01pm

RGPS or CHIJ Toa Payoh (Primary)???

I am an old girl of CHIJ Toa Payoh and had always thought that I'd send my daughter there. However, CHIJ will be relocated to Geylang Bahru next year and the distance from my house is quite far. As such, I am now considering sending my daughter to RGPS, which is within 1 km of my home. The main drawback of RGPS is that P1 is still in the afternoon session and I am afraid that the environment at RGPS is very stressful (for bot me and my daughter) since some people have commented on the "teach less, learn more" policy there.

Any comments or advice on where I should send my daughter????? I need your help since I have less than 2 months to decide now... :)

Thanks!

 

 

 

PT73 | Wed, 05/05/2010 - 5:46pm

hi, honestly, i understand

hi,

honestly, i understand that both schools (chij and rgps) are good,  however, how sure are u to get into rgps? if u are not  very sure that u can get balloted into rgps, the safest way is to go back to chij (though i can also understand how inconvenient it gets).  Rgps is not affliated to rgs, even it might be if one day, as rgs is the top school in spore, noone can be sure of the child's result in psle. where as, chij has always given pirority to its very own girls...

akikojacqueline | Wed, 30/06/2010 - 2:24pm

we are not within 1-2km bewteen any schools where we stay

Hi,

can anyone advice me what can i do if we are not staying even 2km within any nearby schools.I really wish to get my girls into the schools which i was looking.I try speaking to those schools but was sadly rejected as told we need to be at lest within 2km otherwise chances is low.Is balloting the last resource?I do not wish my girl to end up in a school of which is not my choice.

Can someone with a good heart advice what is the best solution without ending in a wrong school?

cocomummy | Sat, 26/12/2009 - 2:40am

2009 Statistics for Pri One Admission Popularity Ranking?

Will there be 2009 Statistics for Pri One Admission Popularity Ranking?

richardtaysh | Wed, 04/11/2009 - 9:19am