Cleveland District State High School

The Cleveland District State High School is located to the east of Brisbane, close to the sea at Raby Bay and not far from the ferry to Stradbroke Island, where there are very nice beaches and especially good surfing opportunities. Many students like to visit ‘Straddie’ on the weekend to swim at the lifesaver patrolled beaches or the view sea life (whales, dolphins, turtles) from The Gorge Walk.

Cleveland District State High School is one of the most popular schools in southeast Queensland. With its IB programme it is one of the International Baccalaureat World Schools, and it also has excellence programmes in the arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

In addition the School offers a wide range of subjects including courses in Film, TV and New Media, Marine Science and even Agriculture ( the school runs its own small farm).

Cleveland District State High School has a specially constructed multi-purpose hall with 1,000 seats called the Paul Bancroft Centre. The Centre has facilities for indoor sports such as volleyball and basketball, and a huge stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Here the students have the opportunity to participate in annual special events including a music showcase, visual arts expo, dance and drama productions and a film and television awards night.

Within the International Student Program, several excursions are planned per semester. Trips include, visits to North Stradbroke Island Surf School (every school term) and the Cairns Adventure (every semester), complete with visits to the Crocodile Farm, Port Douglas, Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef.  The atmosphere at the school is extremely friendly and personal.

Cleveland District State High School Logo


  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 2,200
  • Year established: 1956




  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Excellence Programs in Creative Arts
  • Excellence Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.