About Us

School Profile Overview

We are an Independent Public School (IPS) which enables us to merit select our staff. This ensures we meet the needs of our school community and maintain a high performance and high care culture. With over 30 teaching staff, the specialised needs of the various year levels and secondary subject areas are ably covered. Teaching staff are well supported with approximately 30 support staff including clerical staff, education assistants, cleaners and gardeners. These invaluable members of our school team support the teachers, the learning program and maintenance of the grounds and buildings.

The senior secondary section of the school is growing. We offer a wide range of subjects via the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) and provide face to face teaching in ATAR English, Mathematics and Human Biology as well as General English and Mathematics.

Exmouth District High School has an exciting future.

The School Population

Currently, in 2024 (Term 1) the school caters for approximately 510 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. We can expect an increase in student numbers during the tourist season, April to October.


The Exmouth School opened in February 1965, in temporary quarters, with a total of 29 students. This was a small beginning, but the future growth and development of the school was assured by the establishment of the US Naval Communication Station on North West Cape. An agreement between the Governments of Western Australia and the United States of America ensured that the educational needs of both nationalities were met.

With the withdrawal of the United States Navy from the Cape in 1992, the labour force required to maintain the facilities of the base was taken over by an Australian civilian contractor. The previously high proportion of American children in the student population reduced significantly. Today Exmouth District High School is a modern and dynamic centre of learning.