Gympie West has recorded the biggest primary school student population in the district.
Gympie West has recorded the biggest primary school student population in the district. Tanya Easterby

Gympie West State School is biggest primary school

GYMPIE West State Primary School is the region's largest primary school following the release of Day 8 data from the Queensland Government.

The data covers enrolment, teacher full-time equivalent positions and student-teacher ratios on a comparative basis from last year.

Gympie West has a total student body comprising 570 students.

The bustling primary school is the largest in the Gympie region despite falling from a total enrolment of 595 when numbers were recorded in 2012.

The school has 29 full-time equivalent positions and a student-teacher ratio of 19.7. This means there are 19.7 students for every full-time position at the school.

These statistics are important drivers helping the government determine the number of full-time positions each school can carry as well as class sizes.

On the Cooloola Coast, Tin Can Bay P-10 State School has grown from 399 students in 2012 to a student population of 437.

The school's teacher stocks have remained relatively stable, rising to 25.7 full-time equivalent positions from last year's 25.2.

Rainbow Beach has also recorded a modest increase from 114 students last year to 119 students at the beginning of Term 1 this year. Teacher-wise, full-time equivalent positions are static at 6.3 positions.

A complete summer of Gympie region school data is provided to the right.

The statistics were tabled in Queensland Parliament on March 19 in response to a question Labor opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk asked Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek.

"In addition to these school allocations, schools may also access specialist teachers funded by the region, such as guidance, learning support and behaviour management staff," Mr Langbroek said in his reply.

 

How we stack up

(2013 total students, full-time equivalent positions, student-teacher ratio)

  • James Nash - 964, 63.3, 15.2
  • Gympie High - 1210, 76.8, 15.8
  • Rainbow Beach - 119, 6.3, 19
  • Kia-Ora - 58, 3.8, 15.3
  • Amamoor - 68, 3.8, 17.7
  • Glenwood - 63, 3.8, 16.4
  • Kandanga - 53, 3.8, 14
  • Kin Kin - 64, 3.8, 16.7
  • Woolooga - 19, 1.4, 13.2
  • Goomeri - 148, 13.3, 11.1
  • Federal - 106, 6.3, 16.9
  • Gympie South - 497, 25.9, 19.2
  • Wondai - 172, 15.6, 11
  • Wolvi - 27, 2.6, 10.5
  • Dagun - 33, 2.6, 12.6
  • Chatsworth - 173, 9.1, 19.1
  • Gundiah - 17, 1.4, 11.8
  • Pomona - 282, 15.2, 18.6
  • Jones Hill - 410, 21.6, 19
  • Widgee - 39, 2.6, 14.9
  • Tin Can Bay - 437, 25.7, 17
  • Theebine - 15, 1.4, 10.4
  • Cooran - 195, 10.7, 18.3
  • Gympie West - 570, 29, 19.7
  • Mary Valley - 174.6, 14.5, 12
  • Gympie East - 125, 6.7, 18.7
  • Monkland - 78, 5, 15.6
  • Two Mile - 123, 6.3, 19.5
  • Kilkivan - 97, 10.9, 8.9
  • Tiaro - 29, 2.6, 11.3
  • Gympie Central - 209, 11.4, 18.4
  • One Mile - 477, 25.2, 18.9
  • Gunalda - 33, 2.6, 12.6
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