All of the schools have a mixture of between 10 per cent and 90 per cent Indigenous students and all schools are rated as disadvantaged.
In the vast majority of these remote centres there is only one choice of Government school.
Many of the schools are also much smaller than their city counterparts.
With the exception of Karumba State School and Barcaldine State School, all schools tested lower or substantially lower than the national average across the areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy.
For example, Longreach State High, of which 10 per cent are Indigenous students, scored an average of just 497 in year 9 writing compared to the national average of 569 and 546 in numeracy compared to 589 for the national average.
It also scored low compared to statistically similar schools.