At Atherton State High School we have a reputation for providing high-quality educational outcomes; demonstrated by the accomplishments and initiatives we have implemented over 50 years.
We continue to introduce improvements and technologies while retaining our historical values.
Our coeducational school offers a diverse curriculum to allow you to develop an individual and flexible learning pathway to success.
We were one of the first regional schools in Queensland to develop an International Program and we have a long tradition of welcoming students from overseas nations.
We establish ongoing links with our homestay families to ensure that you enjoy a safe and happy life, as well as achieving study success.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school family.
Year established: 1952
Number of students: 800
University or vocational pathways
James Cook University (JCU) – access to university courses through an accelerated school programTAFE located on school grounds
TAFE located on school grounds
School gym with fitness equipment
School catering deck for functions
Large community hall
School farm with animals
Two large sports ovals
Large shaded areas
Trips to the Great Barrier Reef
Sports such as hockey, cricket, futsal, judo and tennis
School encourages participation in local town festivals
Music academy – bands and local music competitions
School entry in local agricultural shows in poultry, cattle, goats and vegetables
Japanese and other languages are studied via School of Distance Education
High-quality academic programs in mathematics, chemistry, biology, modern history and physics
International astronomy and astrophysics course
Agriculture subjects – agricultural science and animal studies
Music industry studies, visual art, art and craft, drama
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) campus collocated on the school site. Students can study hospitality and beauty
Tuition Fees (2020)*
Year 7 - 10 = $14,640 per year
Year 11 - 12 = $16,552 per year
* Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:
School Entry Requirements
*HSP refers to BROWNS High School Preparation program
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particular school facilities;
please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.
Correct at time of publishing. Subject to change without notice. Last updated: 01/08/2019