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Dandenong High School

Dandenong High School

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port







About Dandenong High School

Established in 1919, Dandenong High School is one of the oldest, largest and most culturally diverse secondary schools in the state. We are coeducational from Years 7 to 12, with an enrolment of approximately 2000 students made up of 77 nationalities and 83 different language groups. The school is renowned, both nationally and internationally, for its state-of-the-art facilities that provide extensive and highly dynamic learning opportunities for all within the learning community. These spaces, designed to empower students through discovery, inquiry and collaboration, include the seven Houses, which are purposeful designed learning spaces in which students undertake their core learning. Each House holds 300 students from Years 7 -12, a teaching staff of 25, a House Leadership Team of three and a House Administration Officer. Our facilities also include specialist spaces such as the Melaleuca Performing Arts and Sporting complex and the Senior Science Wing. 

The school has an innovative approach to curriculum and operates a collaborative learning model. In Years 7 – 9 students learn in groups of 50 students with a team of three teachers who plan, teach, assess and report together for the core subjects. The aim is to ensure the learning is engaging, meaningful and targeted to meet individual student needs and maximise positive student learning outcomes. Our Senior Studies program, which involves students in Years 10 – 12, provides all students with a tailored individualised pathway, allowing for informed student choice. Dandenong High School offers a broad range of opportunities to senior students, including VCE, Vocational Education and Training and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. Strong links with a number of tertiary institutions including Monash, Deakin and RMIT universities provide students with excellent pathway opportunities. 

The school has an Accelerated and Enhanced Learning Program that provides students with an enriched and extended program to ensure they are reaching their full potential.  A strong Wellbeing Team support staff and students and offer extensive peer mentor and Wellbeing Programs throughout the year. Dandenong High School values student leadership and is committed to creating an environment in which the student agency is genuinely acknowledged, nurtured, celebrated and one that ultimately fosters positive change within the school community. 

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1816
In high school: 1816
In Year 12: 291

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
French, Japanese, Latin

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

72 VCE level 3/4 studies
423 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

36 VET program(s) available
276 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 1%

Median Score 23

Satisfactory completions of VCE 97%

Satisfactory completions of VET 79%


Bachelor enrolled 44%

TAFE/VET enrolled 30%

Apprentice/Trainee 3%

Employed 7%

Activities and Support staff



11 music options
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17 sporting activities
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12 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

12 support staff
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School Details

Principal: Mrs Susan Ogden

92 - 106 Princes Hwy Dandenong VIC 3175

Tel: (03) 9792 0561

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