The year 12 attainment rate in Tasmania is 20 per cent below the national average, a new report from the Productivity Commission shows.
The commission's latest Report on Government Services for education showed 59 per cent of Tasmanian students completed year 12, compared to 79 per cent of students nationally.
Despite the gap, the attainment rate for Tasmanian students has significantly improved from 2009 when it was 39 per cent.
Year 12 attainment rates for low socioeconomic status students dipped slightly in 2018 to 53 per cent, as did the attainment rate for medium socioeconomic status students (62 per cent).
The attainment rate for high socioeconomic status students in 2018 was 71 per cent.
There were 3451 primary school staff and 2652 secondary school staff in government schools in 2018 - above the 3385 primary schools staff and 2563 secondary school staff in 2017.
There were 3194 primary school staff and 2682 secondary school staff in public schools in 2014.
As for non-government schools there were 1323 primary school staff and 1674 secondary school staff in 2018.
There were 1161 primary school staff and 1581 secondary school staff in 2014.
There was one teacher per 14.8 students in a public primary school in 2018 and one teacher per 12.9 students in a public secondary school.
More than 40 per cent of students enrolled in public schools were classed had a low social-educational advantage status as did 20.3 per cent of students in non-government schools.
The state government spent $866.8 million on public schools in 2017-18, which was more $35.8 million than was spent the year before.
There was $18,379 spent per student at a public primary school and $23,476 per student in a public secondary school.
There were 55,700 Tasmanians enrolled in vocational education and training in 2018 which was above the 52,900 enrolments in 2017 but below the 63,000 enrolments in 2016.
There were 25,700 government-funded Tasmanian students in 2018.