THE education department has failed Mangoplah Public School and its community, according to a former P&C president of the school.
Former student and P&C president Bruce Klimpsch is upset the school has closed its doors for good.
"It's sad to see what could have been such a good community school folded," he said.
Mr Klimpsch debated the department's move to close the school over student numbers, saying other issues were at play in the demise of the school.
A Department of Education and Communities spokesman said in a statement the school was closed in December last year due to consideration of the school's long-term viability and there being only two families interested in sending their children to the school for 2013.
The statement continued: "In keeping with the community's wishes, members of the Greater Kengal Community of Schools will have first option to take over the school's resources."
Mangoplah Public was part of the Greater Kengal Community of Schools.
Concerns the $280,000 spent on building the school's new library was wasted appear to have been allayed.
"The future of buildings and the site is currently under consideration," the statement says.
"The library built as part of the Building the Education Revolution initiative was designed so it could be relocated."
The department spokesman said no site had been chosen for the library.
The attraction of larger schools may have contributed to the closure of Mangoplah, the statement said.
"In the years prior to Mangoplah Public going into recess, a growing number of families had chosen to take advantage of educational opportunities at larger schools in neighbouring centres," it stated.