Noosa District State High School, Cooroy
Name: Noosa District State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Tulip Street
Region Sunshine Coast
Phone: (07) 5472 2222
Fax: (07) 5472 2200
Noosa District State High School was established in 1963 in the town of Cooroy to service the Cooroy, Eumundi and Pomona districts as well as the coastal areas of Tewantin and Noosaville.
This is a growth area with considerable residential development in the Cooroy and Pomona areas and with a substantial migration of people into and out of the area. The community consists of people with a wide range of occupations and interests. On the coast some are employed in the service industries associated with the hospitality, tourism and retirement industries. In the hinterland people engage in rural production. This area has many families who are self-employed, having left more traditional employment in the cities. Many people also travel to other areas of the Sunshine Coast for the purpose of employment.
Noosa is a Band 11 school and the school's enrolment is approximately 1250 students. Students are drawn from five feeder schools. The average retention rate from Year 10 to Year 11 is about 100%. This true retention rate is masked by the enrolment of students from the Cooroora Secondary College at the end of Year 10. Approximately 90% of the students travel to and from school by bus.
In 2006, Noosa District had twenty-one students identified as either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and less than one half of a percent of our students speak a language other than English at home. Fifty-nine students have been formally ascertained at levels 4, 5 or 6 and are receiving specialist teacher support and teacher aide support both in class and in the Special Education Unit. All of these students are integrated into some mainstream classes and are on Individual Education Programs.