Earlier this year, The Morning Bulletin journalist Melanie Plane published “The worst behaved schools in Capricornia”. The report revealed three schools in CQ had suspension numbers approaching in the vicinity of 500 for the year 2016.
Since reading this report, Young’s Bus Service decided to analyse the data it has captured relating to transport misconduct on the school busses and correlate it against the school suspension report. We wanted to determine if there is a relationship between the two. Although the original report by The Morning Bulletin included 27 schools, Young’s Bus Service transport misconduct data only relates to school bus routes we service. This is why our data will display an N/A in the Transport Misconducts column.
Similarly with school suspensions, one student may receive multiple disciplinary transport misconducts during a school year.
Here are our findings.
Highest amount of transport misconducts in 2016
|Rockhampton State High School||221|
|Emu Park State School||94|
|Taranganba State School||91|
|Yeppoon State High School||81|
Lowest amount of transport misconducts in 2016
|Berserker State School||1|
|Glenmore State High School||3|
|Allenstown State School||3|
|Glenmore State School||6|
|Gracemere State School||6|
No transport misconducts recorded in 2016
The Hall State School
Frenchville State School
Crescent Lagoon State School
Bouldercombe State School
Mount Morgan Central State School
Mount Morgan State High School
Rockhampton Special School
Below is a table for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 which compares school suspension data from Education Queensland to transport misconduct data from Young’s Bus Service.
|The Morning Bulletin report from Education Queensland data||Young’s Bus Service report from Young’s Bus Service data|
|Rockhampton State High School had the highest number of short suspensions in 2016 with 548 suspensions recorded. It should be noted the school has the highest number of enrollments in the region for state schools.||Rockhampton State High School also shares the highest number of transport misconducts at a total of 224 in 2016.|
|Rockhampton State High School also recorded one of only eight charge suspensions across Queensland along with 11 enrollment cancellations, 19 exclusions and six long suspensions.|
|North Rockhampton State High School also ranked high for troublesome students with the second highest number of short suspensions – a total of 428.||Contrary to the school suspension data, North Rockhampton State High School has a considerably low amount of transport misconducts at 18.|
|North Rocky High had the highest number of long suspensions with 18 in total and the highest number of exclusions with 20 in total.|
|Yeppoon State High School had the third highest number of short suspension with 390 and also ranked high in the cancellation rate with 15 students’ enrollments scrapped.||Yeppoon State High School has the second highest transport misconducts for State High Schools at 81 and is positioned 4th worse overall across all Capricornia Schools.|
|While their suspension rate was substantially lower than other high schools, Glenmore State High School recorded the highest rate of enrollment cancellations with 16 in total.||Glenmore State High School also recorded a low amount of transport misconducts at 3.|
|In regards to state primary schools, Glenmore State School (97), Park Avenue State School (79) and Taranganba State School (53) had the highest amount of short suspensions.||Glenmore State School only recorded 6 transport misconducts which is contrary to their 97 school short suspensions.
Taranganba State School recorded a total of 91 transport misconducts making it the second highest result for all primary schools and positioned 3rd overall.
Emu Park State School recorded the highest amount of transport misconducts for Primary Schools at 94, positioning it second overall.
School suspension data and transport misconduct data combined for 2016
|Allenstown State School||0||41||0||0||0||356||3|
|Taranganba State School||0||53||2||1||0||675||91|
|Yeppoon State School||0||29||1||0||0||328||32|
|Emu Park State School||0||13||0||0||0||510||94|
|Cawarral State School||0||4||0||0||0||86||N/A|
|The Hall State School||0||39||0||0||0||297||0|
|Depot Hill State School||0||0||0||0||0||36||N/A|
|Parkhurst Primary School||0||5||0||0||0||358||N/A|
|Frenchville State School||0||7||0||0||0||1026||0|
|Crescent Lagoon State School||0||12||0||0||0||370||0|
|Keppel Sands State School||0||1||0||0||0||19||N/A|
|Glenmore State School||0||97||2||0||0||443||6|
|Port Curtis Road State School||0||10||0||0||0||54||N/A|
|Park Avenue State School||0||79||0||0||0||151||N/A|
|Berserker Street State School||0||23||0||0||0||504||1|
|Mount Archer State School||0||20||0||0||0||628||N/A|
|Waraburra State School||0||61||1||1||0||445||13|
|Gracemere State School||0||37||0||0||0||289||6|
|Bouldercombe State School||0||4||0||0||0||139||0|
|Mount Morgan Central State School||0||19||0||0||0||202||0|
|Mount Morgan State High School||0||86||1||1||3||193||0|
|North Rockhampton State High School||0||428||18||20||0||905||18|
|Yeppoon State High School||0||390||10||9||15||1009||81|
|Rockhampton State High School||1||548||6||19||11||1166||224|
|Glenmore State High School||0||177||12||12||16||546||3|
|Rockhampton North Special School||0||3||1||0||0||94||N/A|
|Rockhampton Special School||0||13||1||1||0||66||0|