Balaklava High School, Balaklava

Name: Balaklava High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Gwy Terrace
Town: Balaklava
Postcode: 5461
State: South Australia
Region Wakefield
Phone: (08) 8862 0600
Fax: (08) 8862 0650
Pupils: 448

Balaklava is one of the largest country schools in the mid north. Approximately 448 students, Y 8 12 attend our campus. The school provides both academic and vocational pathways. It is known in the region as a very caring and supportive school.

Whilst it is in a farming region, this industry is experiencing a downturn with fewer farms in the last decade. The school has faced changes because of urban sprawl.

Balaklava High School is a zoned high school for an increasing number of families who have moved to this area to secure cheap housing. We have moved from a traditional school to an outer metropolitan school.


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