Mount Gravatt State High School opened on 8 October 1960 by the Honourable T.A. Hiley M.L.A (Treasurer and Minister for Housing). Mr Vic Greet was the Foundation Principal.
Opened as a co-educational government secondary school located in Mount Gravatt, a suburb in the south of Brisbane.
In 2009 the administration block was destroyed by fire and sadly Mount Gravatt High School lost a lot of its history. A rebuild of the administration block was opened on 3 September 2010 by the Honourable Cameron Dick.
In 2010 Mount Gravatt High School celebrated its Golden Jubilee Anniversary , the ceremony recognised the history of the school and the role it has played in the community for the past 50 years.
Mount Gravatt High State School has a history with 'keeper of Mount Gravatt Mountain' dragon, read the full history of The Legend of the Mount Gravatt Dragon.
The school is an Education Queensland International (EQI) pioneer school for International student programs and today has over 55 students from across the globe.
Mount Gravatt High School has experienced strong and consistent enrolment growth, built upon the school's ethos of learning in a disciplined, safe and happy environment, traditional values, quality teaching and innovation that supports, enriches and extends student’s learning. This is reflected in our students' very high standards of work ethic and respectful behaviours.
Simon Shirley, Australian Decathlete, competed in the Seoul Olympics
Les Hiddins, The Bushtucker Man
Dr Scott Campbell, Neurosurgeon, well known for separating conjoined twins
Erika Yamasaki, member of Australian weightlifting team, winner of a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
Ross Clark, Australian poet
Dean Felton, broadcast journalist & presenter
Daniel Beale, member of Australian Kookaburra Men's field hockey team during gold medal winning campaigns of the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games
Since 1960, Mount Gravatt State High School has prepared tens of thousands of students to step out into the real world and meet life's challenges.
Mount Gravatt High School takes pride in every student and hope they find personal happiness and professional fulfilment in every aspect of their life.