Kent Street Senior High School, East Vic Park
Name: Kent Street Senior High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 89 Kent Street
Town: East Vic Park
State: Western Australia
Phone: 08 9362 1277
Fax: 08 9470 5082
Kent Street is an historic school with a proud record of student achievement. Built in 1939, Kent Street was the first high school on the southern side of the river in Perth. It has the largest school site for any metropolitan government school, which has allowed for the development of its numerous quality facilities.
The current Governor-General of Australia, Major Michael Jeffrey, is a former student as are many other community leaders and very successful business people and national sporting champions.
The school offers a variety of specialist programs that attract students from other suburbs as well as country locations. As a result of the wide appeal of these programs, more than 50% of the school population travels to school from outside our area. Students from country and remote areas take advantage of the excellent facilities provided by the Rotary Residential College, situated on grounds adjacent to the school.
Kent Street has a fine academic record with many Year 12 students leaving to continue their studies at university or at TAFE.
Kent Street is also well known for its Aviation, Cricket, Tennis and Fashion and Design specialist programs. These courses allow students, through flexible offerings, to study in their area of interest and maintain a full programme of tertiary entrance or alternative courses.