Marmor State School had the second highest school attendance in Central Queensland in 2016.
Marmor State School had the second highest school attendance in Central Queensland in 2016.

REVEALED: The schools CQ students avoided in 2016

CENTRAL Queensland students are turning up to school just as much as other Queensland students.

Statistics released by the Department of Education and Training show the student attendance rate for CQ was 91.5% this year.

The region comes in third behind Metropolitan (93%) and South East (91.6%).

Attendance rates have fluctuated over the past five years with one school's attendance rate at 74.7% in 2011. That same school - Woorabinda State School - has increased its attendance rates by over 10% in the past five years to a rate of 85% in 2016.

There was one other school in the region that had a lower attendance rate than that in 2016 by 0.04%.

Newly-released figures show illness (36,995) was the main reason for absences on the region, followed by "unexplained" (33,274) and "other" (19,163), holidays (4,163), and disciplinary actions (4,909).

Of the two lowest attendance percentages for Central Queensland, illness (3000) accounted for the main reason for student absences at Glenmore State High School, followed by Unexplained (2798), Other (1337), Disciplinary (817) and Holiday (182).

At Woorabinda, there were more Unexplained absences (1304) than absences due to illness (298).

Truancy was the explanation for 78,779 absences in Queensland last year.

Meanwhile, it was the smaller rural schools in the region that had the highest attendance rates in 2016 - Milman State School (98.1%) and Marmor State School (97%).

List alphabetically:

Allenstown State School - 91.5%

Bajool State School - 95.5%

Berserker Street State School - 91.7%

Byfield State School - 92.6%

Cawarral State School - 93%

Crescent Lagoon State School - 92.6%

Depot Hill State School - 88.7%

Emu Park State School - 91.7%

Farnborough State School - 93%

Frenchville State School - 94.9%

Glenmore State High School - 84.6%

Glenmore State School - 88.8%

Gracemere State School - 92.1%

Keppel Sands State School - 92.4%

Lakes Creek State School - 91.5%

Marlborough State School 94.7%

Marmor State School - 97%

Milman State School - 98.1%

Mount Archer State School - 92.4%

Mount Morgan Central State School - 90.5%

Mount Morgan State High School - 87.5%

North Rockhampton State High School - 87.8%

Park Avenue State School - 89.9%

Parkhurst State School - 93.7%

Rockhampton North Special School - 91%

Rockhampton Special School - 85.3%

Rockhampton State School - 87.7%

St Lawrence State School - 93.1%

Stanwell State School - 93.2%

The Caves State School - 95.5%

The Hall State School - 91.4%

Waraburra State School - 91.4%

Woorabinda State School - 85%



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