Labor Leader Mark McGowan has promised to spend $100 million patching up high schools built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s if he is elected on March 9.
Making the announcement today at Rossmoyne Senior High School in the marginal seat of Riverton, Mr McGowan said the allocation was part of Labor's $1.27 billion education infrastructure program over four years.
He said the program was $100 million more than what the Government had planned for WA schools.
"The lion's share of that additional 100 million of this 1.27 billion package will go to improving these older schools that have seen new schools being built and not seen a share of the action," he said.
"What you find is many parents choose to pull their kids out of public schools at the end of primary school. So if you want to actually keep kids in public education you have to make sure that high schools are attractive places to go."
As well as Rossmoyne in the seat of Riverton, the other older high schools Labor earmarked for funding include Ballajura, Mt Helena, Lynwood, Morley, South Fremantle, Thornlie and Wanneroo.
Rossmoyne, Mt Helena, Morley, and Wanneroo are in the marginal seats of Riverton, Swan Hills, Morley and Wanneroo, but Mr McGowan denied they were selected for that reason.
"We did an analysis across Western Australia of the age of many of the schools," he said.
Also included in the Labor infrastructure package are new primary schools at Caversham, Lakelands and Landsdale and high schools in Ellenbrook North and Forresdale.