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Although government schools in Gauteng are far from ideal, they nonetheless provide major benefits to the children who attend them on a daily basis.

We’ll go through a couple of those benefits now.

Government Schools in Gauteng, Johannesburg Updated in August 2022.

School Name Location
Willowridge High School 518 Verkenner Ave, The Willows, Pretoria, 0040
TuksSport High School University of Sport Gounds, Farmers Folly Rd, Pretoria, 0186
Tshwane Secondary School 389 Van der Watt Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0001
The Glen High School
Target High School 116, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002
Sutherland High School, Centurion 1333 Willem Botha Dr, Eldoraigne, Centurion, 0157
Star College Pretoria 25 Meadow Ave, Equestria, Pretoria, 0184
Staatmeisjes School Visagie St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0001
SPARK Theresa Park 1082 Bokmakierie St, Theresapark, Pretoria, 0155
Silverton High School Schuch St, Silverton, Pretoria, 0184
Sandton Tech. High School 379 Helen Joseph St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Royal Schools Princess Park 614 Pretorius St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001
Rietondale High School 734 Pierneef St, Deerness, Pretoria, 0084
Ribane Laka High School Maseko St, Mamelodi & Sixteens, Pretoria
Princefield School 47 W.F Nkomo Street, Schubart St, Pretoria
Pretoria Technical High School 649 Park St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 000
Pretoria Secondary School Sisulu St, Islington, Pretoria, 0001
Pretoria North High School 122 Berg Ave, Pretoria North, Pretoria, 0182
Pretoria High School for Girls 949 Park St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
Pretoria Boys High School 200 Roper St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181
Paterson Park School 10th St, Orange Grove, Johannesburg, 2192
Midland Primary And High School 28 Guildford Rd, Crowthorne AH, Midrand
Maragon Schools Olympus Plot 7 Corner Atterbury, Faerie Glen, Pretoria
Magalies School Hertzog St, Rietfontein, Pretoria
Lynnwood Privaatskool 42 Ilkey Rd, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria
Loreto Convent School 135 Nana Sita St, CBD, Pretoria
Laudium Secondary School 220 19th Ave, Laudium, Centurion
Laerskool Magalieskruin 150 Veronica Rd, Magalieskruin, Pretoria
Hoërskool Waterkloof Solomon Mahlangu Dr, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
Hoërskool Silverton 122 de boulevard street, Silverton, Pretoria
Hoërskool Montana Dr. Swanepoel and, 6th Rd, Montana, Pretoria
Hoërskool Langenhoven Paul Kruger Drive, Pretoria and Townlands 351-J, Pretoria
Hoërskool Garsfontein Rolina St, Garsfontein, Pretoria
Hillview High School 71 Franzina St, Roseville, Pretoria
Hatfield Christian School 551 January Masilela Dr, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria
Flavius Mareka High School 127 Masopha St, Saulsville, Pretoria
Elandspoort High School 140 Albertyn Ave, Danville, Pretoria
EDUPLEX High School 1191 Meara Rd, Queenswood, Pretoria
Ed-U-College Secondary School 193 Jeff Masemola St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
DR WF Nkomo High School 84 Khudu St, Atteridgeville, Pretoria
Die Hoërskool Menlopark 412 Atterbury Rd, Menlo Park, Pretoria
Dansa International College 395 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Curro Hazeldean High School Hazeldean, Ridge Road, Pretoria
Courtney House International School Mackie St, Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Clapham High School 1166 Soutpansberg Rd, Queenswood, Pretoria
Brooklyn Primary School 279 Murray St, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Bokgoni Technical Secondary School Kalafong, Pretoria, 0006
Arcadia Primary School Farenden St, Eastwood, Pretoria
AISJ Farenden St, Eastwood, Pretoria

Many families are investigating alternate education options, such as homeschooling, private schools, and charter schools, as a result of government schools are getting a poor name in recent decades.

Public schools, on the other hand, continue to play an important role in training the next generation of international leaders.

Take a look at these ten potential benefits of a public school education.

Availability

Every youngster in a community has access to an education through public schools.

According to South African constituttion, public schools are not allowed to reject children away based on their academic achievement, financial level, or handicap.

This assures that every kid in a community, regardless of their present personal or financial condition, has access to the same educational opportunities as their neighbors down the street.

Because education is generally viewed as society’s great equalizer, making education accessible to all is a crucial advantage these institutions provide.

Diversity

Because government schools accept all children from the community, those who attend are more likely to be placed in classrooms with children who do not think, act, or look like them.

Peers are more likely to be exposed to students from other cultures or socioeconomic backgrounds.

They may be taught how to collaborate with pupils who have mental and physical challenges.

For all of the students who attend a specific school, the diversity of the student body may be a valuable learning experience in and of itself.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Students in public schools frequently have additional alternatives in activities after the last bell sounds for the day, in addition to the choices they have in the classroom.

Most schools provide a range of extracurricular activities, ranging from athletics to music and theater, to keep students learning and succeeding in their areas of interest.

Services

Public schools must also provide certain services to kids under the legislation.

Some services are provided to all pupils, such as transportation to and from school.

Others, such as reduced-price meals and academic support, are available to kids who meet certain criteria.

Because special education teachers and learning experts are necessary, public schools have a staff of special education teachers and learning specialists available to parents and children.

Because private schools are not compelled to enroll kids who fit certain criteria, they may not be able to provide these services.

Accountability

Similarly, the state holds public schools accountable for their academic achievement.

While some have claimed that this has resulted in an excessive amount of standardized testing, schools do have a higher authority to which they must answer.

This avoids misuse and allows failing schools to be managed far more swiftly than if they didn’t have such accountability.

Results

Pupils in public schools and private schools perform similarly on standardized tests.

In certain circumstances, they outperform charter school kids.

While some public schools have low performance, these schools are frequently located in areas with high poverty rates.

When it comes to student demographics, government schools in Pretoria and Johannesburg are right up there with other types of schools when compared apples to apples.

While many people are dissatisfied with the condition of public education today – and with good cause – the majority of children in the system are nonetheless learning.

With so many advantages to public schools, it’s no surprise that the vast majority of children and their parents still prefer to attend the public school in their community.

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