Lightning Ridge Central School had an enrolment of around 27 new students for the 2021 year. Approximately 49% of the school's students identified as being of Aboriginal descent, with more than 28 nationalities being represented across the school.
Students come from families mainly involved in the opal mining, tourism or agricultural industries. Some students live in the township of Lightning Ridge, however approximately 2/3 live on mining camps or on rural properties.
Students and their families have a rich variety of backgrounds, all of which contribute to the diversity of this exciting northwestern town.
The school is focused on providing positive, safe and respectful learning environments for its students through a strongly embedded Positive Behaviour for Learning program, an effective and responsive curriculum, effective quality teaching and community support.