Burnett State College caters for students from Years 8 to 12 with a range of innovative programs.
The Central Burnett cluster of schools centres around the 2 communities of Gayndah and Mundubbera, west of Maryborough and Bundaberg centres. The cluster is a decentralised rural area of two key communities with clusters of communities surrounding.
Gayndah State High School opened with an enrolment of 135 on 26 January 1963. The Foundation Principal was Mr D L Dennis. Prior to the opening of the Gayndah High School, students had attended the Secondary Department and Rural School which formed part of the Gayndah Primary School.
Today, the school is known as Burnett State College with an enrolment of approximately 210 students from Year 7 through to Year 12. While the junior school predominantly serves the Gayndah District, the senior school also caters for students who have completed their junior education at the Secondary Departments in Eidsvold, Mundubbera and Biggenden. Burnett State College incorporates Gayndah State High School and Wide Bay Institute of TAFE.