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