Southwest schools growth revealed
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.