FOR the third year in a row the Rockhampton Grammar School has been named as one of the best schools in Australia.
And according to the ranking published in The Australian over the weekend, they've been steadily improving, moving from 39th in 2012 to 21st this year on the list of Top Country Schools.
They were also placed 35th among Queensland schools.
The rankings are based on NAPLAN results, but headmaster Phillip Moulds said that data didn't give a whole picture of what schools offer.
"We're very proud of the kids' achievements," he said.
"It's a reflection of our culture, where our kids are always trying to do their personal best across the board.
"Not only do they perform in the classroom, as shown here, but in their service to other people, in their co-curricular activities, in their cultural performances, in their relationships with others."
RGS was the only Central Queensland school to be placed among the state's Top 50 Queensland schools.
Dr Moulds said the school did not do too much practice for the test because they wanted student's responses to be based on what they do every day in the classroom, not based on exam preparation.