Clarke Creek State School is located 189 km North of Rockhampton and 197 km South of Mackay on the 'old' highway, at the junction of May Downs Road and the Sarina Marlborough Road.
The current enrolment of 17 students represent each year level from kindy Kindy to Year 6. Teaching staff include a full time teacher plus 2 days/week extra teacher, teacher aides, administration officer and a facilities officer.
The school serves the cattle grazing community and all children travel to school by bus or car from surrounding properties, some up to 60 km away. Located next to the school is the Clarke Creek Community Hall and the Clarke Creek Campdraft grounds.
The Clarke Creek campdrafts are the biggest events of the year with hundreds of participants travelling to Clarke Creek from all over Queensland to compete and spectate. Catering for the campdraft serves as the major P&C fundraisers for the year. Clarke Creek has an active pony club with a current membership of around 50 riders.
Each year, the school participates in the annual Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) Clermont sports camp, is sponsored by the Winchester Foundation to attend the Whitsunday Voices Literacy festival, participates in camps at Outdoor and Environment Centres, and competes in the Brigalow cluster and Marlborough District Sport events.
Clarke Creek State School opened in May, 1971 with an enrolment of 13. The Honourable Tom Newbry MLA officially opened the school on July 9, 1971. Over the years, enrolments have changed as the economic and social development of the community depends on livestock and rural industries prospering or sustaining itself through changing economic and climate events.