South­west schools growth re­vealed

Chinchilla News - - NEWS - Ge­off Egan

NEW data has re­vealed which south­west Queens­land schools are re­ally boom­ing with school pop­u­la­tion growth recorded over the past five years An anal­y­sis of fed­eral govern­ment data has re­vealed sev­eral of the re­gion’s schools have ex­pe­ri­enced sig­nif­i­cant stu­dent growth.

Be­tween 2013 and 2018, en­rol­ment at Bri­ga­low State School in­creased by a whop­ping 372.7 per cent, faster than any other school in the re­gion. The Aus­tralian Cur­ricu­lum, As­sess­ment and Re­port­ing Au­thor­ity fig­ures are the most up to date en­rol­ment num­bers that in­clude all state and pri­vate schools na­tion­ally.

Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est pub­lic data that in­cludes pub­lic and pri­vate schools, stu­dent num­bers have grown from 11 to 52, the fastest growth in the re­gion.

The sec­ond fastest grow­ing school was Han­naford State School, where the stu­dent body in­creased by 130.0 be­tween 2013 and 2018.

En­rol­ment num­bers grew from 10 in 2013 to 23 in 2018.

Over those five years Warra State School had the third big­gest en­rol­ment boom in the area six more stu­dents at the school in 2018 than in 2013 – a 120.0 per cent in­crease.

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