STUDENTS at some of the smallest schools in the Bathurst region have again come out among the highest earners in terms of state and federal funding for their education.
Each school receives a mix of state and federal government money for every student who is enrolled and the figures for 2017 were recently released on the My Schools website.
Carenne School received the highest per student funding, with the two governments handing out $45,751 for each of the 105 students at the school.
Black Springs Public School came in second highest out of the 24 Bathurst region schools, and received $41,281 for each of its 10 students.
While funding for Sofala Public School’s 10 students was the equivalent of $34,130 for each child.
This were followed by Rockley Public School which received $28,412 for each student, then Kelso Public School with $22,265 and Portland Central School which netted $21,388.
Of the Bathurst region high schools, Denison College topped the list with the most funding for each student.
The Kelso campus received the most at $16,314 for each of its 756 students, followed by the Bathurst campus with $14,078 in government funds for each of the 1045 students who were enrolled.
MacKillop College followed closely with $13,482 of government funding for each student, then St Stanislaus’ College ($11,316), Scots School ($9412) and All Saints’ College ($8699).
The My Schools website showed schools also received funds from fees, charges and parent contributions, as well as other private sources.