Wagga Wagga High School was established in 1912 and moved to its present site, initiating the name “the high school on the hill”, in 1917. The school is a large co-educational, inclusive, comprehensive high school situated in a large regional centre. The enrolment for 2019 is 1070 students including an Indigenous population of 100 and an ESL population of over 70 students, many of whom were once refugees from Africa, Burma and the Middle East. Almost 40 languages are spoken in the school.
The school has a broad range of programs which include: an academic selective class in each of Years 7 to 10, a Year 10 engagement and vocation class, a highly effective learning support team, an excellent performing arts program, a broad vocational education program, an extensive careers program and inclusive support classes for students with disabilities. The school is a Positive Behaviour for Learning school with the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Challenge and there are proactive student welfare programs to enhance student wellbeing.
The school has excellent facilities with a Trade Training Centre for vocational education, a commercial kitchen which includes a student run café, a ten hectare farm for rural education, assembly hall, sporting facilities including a gymnasium and well landscaped school grounds.
The school has a committed and dynamic teaching, administrative and executive staff with a range of experience and an active and involved Parents & Citizens Association. Close links have been established with partner primary schools, Charles Sturt University, the Riverina Institute of TAFE and the wider community.