RANKED: South Burnett's richest and poorest schools
SOUTH Burnett's richest school raked in more than $46.4 million in three years, and parents who send their kids to the region's most expensive school have to fork out $2804, 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 Kingaroy State High School in Kingaroy had a higher gross income than any other school in the South Burnett region.
The school made a gross income of $46.4 million, according to financial records from the three most recently available years.
The region's second-richest school was Nanango State High School which had a gross income of $27.5 million.
The school with the third-highest gross income was Saint Mary's Catholic College, in Kingaroy, which made $23.7 million.
The figures include all fees, charges and parental contributions as well as state and federal government funding and any other private sources throughout 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.
Durong South State School had the lowest gross income of any school in the South Burnett region. It made just $1.4 million in the three-year period.
The region's most expensive school was Saint Mary's Catholic College in Kingaroy where the average amount parents had to fork out in fees, charges and contributions in 2017 was $2804.
St John's Lutheran School, in Kingaroy, had the South Burnett region's second-highest average parental contributions at $2645.
The school with the third-highest parental contributions was St Joseph's School, Murgon, where the average contribution was $1312.
Region's richest schools:
1. Kingaroy State High School: $46.4 million
2. Nanango State High School: $27.5 million
3. Saint Mary's Catholic College: $23.7 million
4. Kingaroy State School: $22.5 million
5. Murgon State High School: $22.4 million
6. Nanango State School: $19.3 million
7. St John's Lutheran School: $17.1 million
8. Taabinga State School: $13.9 million
9. Cherbourg State School: $10 million
10. Murgon State School: $10.9 million
Region's poorest schools:
1. Durong South State School: $1.4 million
2. Windera State School: $1.5 million
3. Cloyna State School: $1.5 million
4. Boynewood State School: $1.7 million
5. Crawford State School: $1.8 million
6. Tingoora State School: $1.9 million
7. Wooroolin State School: $2.2 million
8. Tanduringie State School: $2.2 million
9. Moffatdale State School: $2.6 million
10. Wheatlands State School: $3.2 million
Region's schools that cost parents the most:
1. Saint Mary's Catholic College: $2804
2. St John's Lutheran School: $2645
3. St Joseph's School: $1312
4. St Patrick's Primary School: $986
5. Nanango State High School: $591
6. Kingaroy State High School: $468
7. Murgon State High School: $382
8. Tingoora State School: $276
9. Goomeri State School: $247
10. Yarraman State School: $187
Kingaroy State High School and Durong South State School have been contacted for comment.