REVEALED: Gympie region's richest and poorest schools
GYMPIE'S richest school rakes in more than $50.7 million in three years and parents wanting to send their kids to the region's most expensive school have to fork out $3152, 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 James Nash State High School in Gympie had a higher gross income than any other school in the Gympie region.
The school made a gross income of $50.7 million, according to financial records from the three most recently available years.
The region's second richest school was Gympie State High School, in Gympie, which had a gross income of $49.2 million.
The school with the third highest gross income was Victory College, in Gympie, which made $24.1 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.
Theebine State School, Theebine State School, had the lowest gross income of any school in the Gympie region. It made just $1 million over the three year period.
The region's most expensive school was St Patrick's College in Gympie where the average amount parents had to fork out in fees, charges and contributions in 2017 was $3152.
Cooloola Christian College, in Gympie, had the Gympie region's second highest average parental contributions with $2809.
The school with the third highest parental contributions was Victory College, where the average contribution was $2774.
Region's richest schools
James Nash State High School: $50.7 million
Gympie State High School: $49.2 million
Victory College: $24.1 million
Gympie West State School: $21.6 million
Gympie South State School: $20.6 million
St Patrick's College: $20.4 million
Cooloola Christian College: $18.2 million
Tin Can Bay State School: $17.1 million
One Mile State School: $16.8 million
St Patrick's Primary School: $14.2 million
Region's poorest schools
Theebine State School: $1 million
Woolooga State School: $1.3 million
Gunalda State School: $1.7 million
Wolvi State School: $1.9 million
Dagun State School: $2 million
Widgee State School: $2.3 million
Kandanga State School: $2.4 million
Amamoor State School: $2.7 million
Kia-Ora State School: $2.7 million
Kin Kin State School: $2.9 million
Region's schools that cost parents the most
St Patrick's College: $3152
Cooloola Christian College: $2809
Victory College: $2774
St Patrick's Primary School: $1930
Gympie State High School: $409
James Nash State High School: $340
Dagun State School: $259
Jones Hill State School: $214
Gympie East State School: $202
Gympie South State School: $185