Labor has re-affirmed its commitment to build a new public high school at Medowie, if the party is elected to government in 2019.
NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley, who visited the proposed school site on Ferodale Road on Tuesday, said Labor would build the facilty in its first term in office.
He dismissed comments made by Premier Gladys Berejiklian during a visit to Newcastle last week that her government had made a record investment in education and health.
"If you look at the figures, the Hunter's schools are the most overcrowded in NSW," Mr Foley said.
"If we can deliver a new public high school here in Medowie that can potentially cater for 1500 students or so, that will take pressure off other schools."