Thornbury High School, Thornbury

Name: Thornbury High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 238 Collins Street
Town: Thornbury
Postcode: 3071
State: Victoria
Region Northern Metropolitan
Phone: (03) 9480 4066
Fax: (03) 9480 1314
Pupils: 475

Thornbury High School is a medium size secondary school. The College is in ‘like school group’ 9, meaning it has a high proportion of students who come from families where a language other than English (LOTE) is usually spoken and a high proportion of students whose families receive the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

The main language backgounds of students are English (69% of school population), Greek (8% of school), Arabic (5%), Macedonian (3%), and Italian (2%). There is also a number of students of Koorie background at the school.


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