Dubbo College Delroy Campus' year seven and nine students have performed well above the NSW average with their NAPLAN results.
Results in writing at Dubbo College South Campus have also exceeded the state average in 2019 and according to Dubbo College executive principal Andrew Jones it's the result of hard work put in by the schools staff and students.
""The results are the work of staff in implementing an intensive literacy program at Delroy Campus since 2017," Mr Jones said.
"The literacy classes are in addition to normal English classes and focus on literacy skills across all key learning areas."
The executive principal said the outstanding NAPLAN results could also be attributed to Dubbo College's Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.
AVID is based around teaching students how to learn effectively, providing them with a learning framework and ensuring they are equipped to be independent learners.
"Teachers across the college have been trained in AVID methods and strategies during the past few years and the program is working very well at all Dubbo College campuses," Mr Jones said.
"Initially we trialled AVID with our more advanced academic students, beginning in year seven. But with most of our teachers now trained in the specialised program, we have been rolling it out further each year throughout the college, and in 2020 AVID will be taught in every single classroom."
Mr Jones said the teachers were very engaged with the program and their enthusiasm had inspired the students.
"Not only has it led to excellent NAPLAN results, but we have seen a positive impact on our HSC results.These results apply equally to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students," he said.
Mr Jones said three years ago the program had been expanded to include public primary schools in Dubbo, ensuring a continuum of learning for students.
The executive principal said teachers had also experienced the benefit of a professional learning program called 'Learning Thinking Scope'.