ONE Tamworth high school has seen its student population boom by more than 20 per cent in the last four years.
While numbers have surged for this school, the NSW department of education has no concerns about catering for the growing student body with more than enough classrooms across the city's schools.
Peel High's enrolment numbers have surged in the last four years with more than 130 students added to the roll at the West Tamworth school.
There were 760 students at Peel in 2019, according to the department of education's latest enrolment figures.
Meanwhile, Oxley High's continued growth has seen the school's cohort move past 1000 students.
It has grown by 13 per cent since 2015 with 1032 students taking classes this year.
The surge at Oxley and Peel contrasts with the city's two other public high schools, Farrer and Tamworth High, which have seen numbers remain steady since 2015.
It poses some questions for the future of education in Tamworth, with school-aged children representing a growing proportion of the city's population.
According to 2016 census figures, there are more than 8000 people aged 5-14 living in Tamworth.
A spokesperson for the department of education told the Leader the city already had more than enough classrooms for the growing population.
"Projected enrolment for Tamworth high schools indicates growth of about 4.5 per cent to 2031, which can be met through the existing three co-educational comprehensive schools," the spokesperson said.
"This year, the three co-educational high schools have a total enrolment of about 2500 students which creates a demand for 133 classrooms.
"There are 142 permanent classrooms across the three schools."
The spokesperson also said Tamworth's existing schools had "adequate site area to allow for expansion of facilities", if required, quashing any suggestion a new school would be on the cards.
According to the department, the current level of enrolment in Tamworth fell short of the city's record in 1999 when there were 2862 students enrolled across the Peel, Oxley and Tamworth high schools.
"The department regularly consults with relevant departments and agencies such as the Department of Planning and Environment, local councils and local developers to ensure the educational needs of local students are met," the spokesperson said.