TOP SCHOOL: Warwick State High School has been named the richest school in the Southern Downs.
TOP SCHOOL: Warwick State High School has been named the richest school in the Southern Downs. Supplied

Southern Downs richest and poorest schools revealed

Southern Downs's richest school rakes in more than $43 million in three years and parents wanting to send their kids to the region's most expensive school have to fork out $9920, tightly held school statistics reveal.

An independent analysis of school financial records from the MySchool website have shown the massive amount of money some schools make every year, and how little some schools are forced to scrape by on.

The figures revealed Warwick State High School in Warwick had a higher gross income than any other school in the Southern Downs region.

The school made a gross income of $43 million, according to financial records from the three most recently available years.

The region's second richest school was Stanthorpe State High School, in Stanthorpe, which had a gross income of $31.5 million.

The school with the third highest gross income was The SCOTS PGC College, in Warwick, which made $27.1 million.

The figures include all fees, charges and parental contributions as well as State and Federal Government funding and any other private sources over the 2015, 2016 and 2017 years.

It does not include any deductions for capital works or debt servicing. The analysis does not include special schools or schools that did not have complete financial data in MySchool for one or more of 2015, 2016 or 2017.

Pozieres State School, Pozieres State School, had the lowest gross income of any school in the Southern Downs region. It made just $960,195 over the three year period.

The region's school most expensive school was The SCOTS PGC College in Warwick where the average amount parents had to fork out in fees, charges and contributions in 2017 was $9920.

The School of Total Education, in Warwick, had the Southern Downs region's second highest average parental contributions with $4509.

The school with the third highest parental contributions was Assumption College, in Assumption College, where the average contribution was $2819.

Region's richest schools

Warwick State High School: $43 million

Stanthorpe State High School: $31.5 million

The SCOTS PGC College: $27.1 million

Assumption College: $22.7 million

Warwick West State School: $22.2 million

St Joseph's School: $19.2 million

Stanthorpe State School: $14.3 million

St Mary's School: $11.9 million

Warwick Central State School: $11.6 million

Allora P-10 State School: $11.1 million

Region's poorest schools

Pozieres State School: $960,195

Murray's Bridge State School: $1.1 million

Karara State School: $1.1 million

Maryvale State School: $1.2 million

Dalveen State School: $1.2 million

Freestone State School: $1.9 million

Severnlea State School: $1 million

Applethorpe State School: $1 million

Amiens State School: $2 million

Broadwater State School: $2.1 million

Region's schools that cost parents the most

The SCOTS PGC College: $9920

The School of Total Education: $4509

Assumption College: $2819

St Joseph's School: $1880

Warwick Christian College: $1802

St Mary's School: $1587

St Patrick's School: $1082

St Maria Goretti School: $759

Stanthorpe State High School: $557

Warwick State High School: $294



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