Box Hill High School

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Box Hill High School
Box Hill High school vector logo.svg
Coordinates37°49′13″S 145°8′15″E / 37.82028°S 145.13750°E / -37.82028; 145.13750Coordinates: 37°49′13″S 145°8′15″E / 37.82028°S 145.13750°E / -37.82028; 145.13750
TypePublic School
MottoLatin: Ad Altiora Certamus
(To The Highest Endeavour)
Enrolment1317 (as of 2017)[1]
Colour(s)Blue, gold, white

Box Hill High School is a co-educational public secondary school located on the corner of Middleborough Road and Whitehorse Road in the eastern suburb of Box Hill in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

With an enrolment of 1317 students (as of 2014),[1] it caters for students from years 7 through to 12. Year 10, 11 and 12 students undertake the VCE program.

Its school zone includes the suburbs of Box Hill, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East Blackburn, Blackburn North, and Blackburn South.


Established in 1930 as a single-sex boys school, Box Hill High School is now a co-educational school. In 2007-2009, a large upgrade of the facilities, funded by the Victorian State Government, was undertaken. These upgrades included the creation of a number of new classrooms, a new gym, library, numerous computer labs and the refurbishment of existing science classrooms.


Box Hill High School was ranked in the top 200 public secondary schools (equal 3rd) in Australia based on academic results in 2009.[2]

In 2014, the Victorian Certificate of Education median study score was 33. 12.3% percent of students achieved over 40 study scores.[3]

Box Hill High School was one of 40 government schools in Victoria that ran the Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program (SEAL),[4] until the program was ended state-wide by the Victorian Department of Education in 2016.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Box Hill High School". My School.
  2. ^ "National Top Public High Schools - 2009". Better Education.
  3. ^ Cogdon, Kamahl (May 13, 2018). "Top state high schools boost property prices". News Corp.
  4. ^ Pung, Alice (February 2, 2013). "It's just a swot hop to the top". The Australian. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ Cook, Henrietta (April 4, 2016). "Department walks away from select-entry programs for gifted students". The Age. Retrieved May 13, 2018.

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