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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 and most culturally diverse secondary schools in Victoria. We are a co-educational setting from Years 7 – 12, with an enrolment of approximately 1800 students on one site. The school is renowned, both nationally and internationally, for its unique house structure and state of the art facilities. These were designed to ensure a dynamic learning environment that fosters a student’s creativity and independence, and ensures the development of a strong connection to their teachers and their peers.

The school has an innovative approach to teaching and learning based on the principles of direct instruction, discovery and enquiry, and has developed an evidence-based pedagogy that ensures excellence in every classroom. In Years 7-9, students learn with a team of teachers for their core subjects within their house, building positive relationships that develop their confidence. Learning is personalised and technology is embedded and differentiated to meet their individual needs and ensure they reach their potential. The school also has an outstanding SEAL accredited accelerated and enhanced learning program.

Our Senior Studies program in Years 10 – 12 provides all students with a tailored individualised pathway, allowing for an informed choice from an extensive range of pathways opportunities. These include VCE, Vocational Education and Training, programs at the D.R.E.A.M Trade Training Centre and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. Strong links with tertiary institutions and community partners ensure our students build entrepreneurship and other 21st century skills necessary for success once they leave school. 

Our school is future thinking, with a comprehensive STEM program that provides students with a technology pathway from Years 7 – 12 including project based learning in the junior years, a specialised STEM subject in Year 9, a championship winning robotics program and VCE Systems Engineering.

A strong wellbeing team support staff, students and their families, and offer inclusive peer mentor and wellbeing programs throughout the year. 

Dandenong High School also values student leadership and agency, and is committed to creating an environment where students are empowered to enact positive change. 


Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1698
In high school: 1698
In Year 12: 320

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

73 VCE level 3/4 studies
423 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

33 VET program(s) available
283 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+ 1%

Median Score 24

Satisfactory completions of VCE 98%

Satisfactory completions of VET 80%


Bachelor enrolled 34%

TAFE/VET enrolled 31%

Apprentice/Trainee 6%

Employed 13%

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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