SCHOOL STATISTICS: Data released from the Queensland Department of Education reveals attendance rates at South Burnett schools.
SCHOOL STATISTICS: Data released from the Queensland Department of Education reveals attendance rates at South Burnett schools. Steve Debenport

REVEALED: South Burnett schools with best attendance

THE disciplinary report cards are in and some South Burnett state schools have fared better than others.

At Murgon State High School in 2018, students were absent from school for disciplinary reasons 837 times, an increase of 146 cases in 12 months.

This is according to data released by the Queensland Department of Education detailing state school enrolments for the 2018 school year.

The disciplinary absence figures include short and long suspension and recommendation for exclusion, and it's the Murgon school's highest rate in five years.

In 2018, Nanango State High School had the lowest number of discipline absences in five years with 517 cases in 2018, compared to 720 in 2017.

At Kingaroy State High School the number of absences due to disciplinary dropped by 21 to 722 while the number of times students were absent due to illness increased by 950 days to 4059 times.

Despite the increase in disciplinary absences, Murgon State High School had a one per cent increase in overall attendance from 2017, with 82.3 per cent.

While it is an increase in attendance, it is down on the states average of 90.5 per cent for 2018.

The attendance rate at Nanango State High School has remained consistent at 88 per cent and the attendance rate at Kingaroy State High School was 89.4 per cent.

Across the region, Cherbourg State School had the lowest attendance rate in 2018 of 79.7 per cent, making it the 16th lowest attended state school in Queensland.

The best attended schools in the region in 2018 were Coolabunia State School with 94.7 per cent attendance, followed by Tingoora State School with 94.4, Tanduringie State School with 94.3, Wheatlands State School with 93.9, Moffatdale State School with 92.8 and Cloyna State School with 92.7 of their cohort in class.

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Attendance rates at South Burnett schools in 2018

Blackbutt State School: 91 per cent

Cherbourg State School 79.7 per cent

Cloyna State School 92.7 per cent 

Coolabunia State School 94.7 per cent

Crawford State School 91.5 per cent

Kingaroy State School 90.6 per cent

Kingaroy State High School 89.4 per cent

Kumbia State School 90.9 per cent

Moffatdale State School 92.8 per cent

Nanango State School 91 per cent

Nanango State High School 88.1 per cent

Proston State School 90.8 per cent

Tanduringie State School 94.3 per cent

Tingoora State School 94.4 per cent 

Windera State School 92.5 per cent

Wheatlands State School 93.9 per cent 

Wondai State School 89.7 per cent

Wooroolin State School 90.8 per cent

Yarraman State School 88.7 per cent

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