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|Type||State Co-Ed Secondary (Year 9-13)|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||88|
|School roll||1005 (February 2017)|
It is located in the suburb of Otahuhu and is a co-educational school. The school is built in a gully on the southern side of Mangere Road. There is a semicircular lawn in the front of the school surrounded by palm trees, with two flagpoles.
Otahuhu College is neighbour to a large private secondary school King's College.
Otahuhu College is divided into four houses:
|Seddon||Named for New Zealand Prime Minister Richard Seddon.|
|Massey||Named for New Zealand Prime Minister William Massey|
|Hobson||Named for New Zealand Governor William Hobson|
|Grey||Named for New Zealand Governor Sir George Grey|
Each house is controlled by a House Leader, and each house has a Head Boy, Head Girl and a Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy.
At the end of term 3, 2006 Otahuhu College A-Block building was earthquake strengthened. The toilets and the book room at the bottom of A-Block were demolished and replaced with two class rooms and new toilets.
At the end of 2006 the SAS UNIT class, located at Sturges Fields and known for the sports academy students, but containing only 14 students, will be demolished and completely revamped, and will include new changing rooms for the Rugby league and Rugby teams and a new grandstand.
During the second term of 2007, technical block was damaged by fire.
- James Belich (1927–2015), former Mayor of Wellington
- Barry Curtis, longest serving mayor in New Zealand
- David Lange, former Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Orene Ai'i - former Auckland, Blues and New Zealand Sevens rugby union player, now playing for Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan
- Ali Lauiti'iti - New Zealand Rugby League representative, now playing in UK
- Ropati Brothers, Joe, Tea, Iva - New Zealand Rugby League representatives.
- David Tua - Professional and amateur boxer.
- Jayson Vemoa - Professional Muay Thai World Champion 1998 living in Japan coaching professionally.
- Mark Hunt - K-1 WGP World Champion 2001, Pride Japan 2004-2006, Dream Japan 2006 - 2009, UFC Fighter 2010 - 2015
- Cooper Vuna - former New Zealand rugby league player; plays union for the Melbourne Rebels
- Olsen Filipaina - New Zealand Rugby league representative
- Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - NRL Rugby League Player (New Zealand Warriors) NRL Premiership Winner 2013, NRL Winger Of The Year 2013, NRL Fullback Of The Year 2015, New Zealand Kiwis Representative.
- Brett Leaver - former Auckland, New Zealand field hockey player
- Tammy Wilson, former Auckland Storm and Black Fern
- Yvette Williams, Olympic gold medallist (1952 long jump). PE teacher (Yvette Corlett)
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