Hughenden State School has a total staff of 30 which is comprised of an increasingly stable population of experienced and dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff. Professionalism and commitment to the students and the community are prominent characteristics of the staff at Hughenden. Other schools in our cluster include Cameron Downs, Prairie, and Stamford State Schools as well as the local St Francis Catholic School.
Hughenden State School was established in 1880 and is a P-12 campus in the Longreach District. It is situated 380 km west of Townsville and 320 km north of Longreach, where the district office is sited. Hughenden is the main centre of the Flinders Shire which covers an area of 41 632 sq. km. Sheep, cattle and grazing are the main industries in the shire, with Queensland Rail, Shire Council and local businesses the major employers.
Hughenden State School has an enrolment of approximately 101 students made up of both primary and secondary. The school population in recent years has reflected a decline in the shire population with some slight variations due to transient students. There is a sizeable Aboriginal population making up approximately 26% of school population. An Indigenous Education Worker is employed through Closing the Gap and National Partnership fundingInvesting for Success. Our school has a small number of students with Education Adjustment Profiles however they are generally integrated into mainstream classes with an Individual Education Program