Deception Bay State High School, Deception Bay

Name: Deception Bay State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Phillip Parade
Town: Deception Bay
Postcode: 4508
State: Queensland
Region Sunshine Coast
Phone: (07) 3897 2222
Fax: (07) 3897 2200
Pupils: 760

Deception Bay State High School is located at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast region. It services Deception Bay, Rothwell and Mango Hill with a small number of students travelling from the Redcliffe Peninsula, Burpengary and Kallangur areas.

The school opened in 1992 with 200 Year 8 students and has grown steadily since. The current enrolment is approximately 680. Future growth in the short term is not expected. This depends on economic conditions and housing development in the local area. Decreases in the enrolments of the main feeder schools have occurred.

There is a large student turnover with a total of 3200 having enrolled at the school during the first 11 years of operation. The school is in the centre of the new housing developments at Rothwell, Moreton Downs and Mango Hill and adjacent to a large shopping complex and near four local primary schools. Several sporting clubs are active in the area with their own clubhouses and facilities.

A significant number of students from the local feeder schools enrol at the numerous private schools to begin Year 8.


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