(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.
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