Approximately 75% of currently enrolled students reside in one of the 6 local feeder suburbs, with the remainder drawn from over 28 suburbs.
Students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, other than Australian and Indigenous Australian. The student body has representations from 27 different nationalities. Currently, 73 Indigenous students (8%) are enrolled at Dakabin State High School.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are well supported by the employment of a specialist teacher aide. Students whose second language is English are supported in an ESL program at the school. Our Learning Support staff tailors programs that support identified students requiring explicit adjustments to their individual programs.
Dakabin State High School’s Special Education Unit supports students with disabilities in inclusive education programs including: intellectual impairment, autistic spectrum disorders, speech language impairment, and physical impairment. The Special Education program also delivers independent living skills programs and community-based learning opportunities for identified students.