Masiphumelele High School

Masiphumelele High School is located in the small community of Masiphumelele (let us succeed), formerly known as Site 5, surrounded by affluent communities in the deep south of the Cape Peninsula.

The school was established in February 2001 to address the educational needs of learners who had completed Grade seven at Ukhanyo Primary School. Due to financial constraints, parents found it challenging to send their children to neighbouring schools, prompting the Western Cape Education Department to approve the establishment of Masiphumelele High School.

During its early years, Masiphumelele High School shared premises with Ukhanyo Primary School while efforts were made by the School Governing Body and the Western Cape Education Department to secure land for the high school. The goal was to find a location that would eliminate the need for transportation costs. The building project resumed, and Masiphumelele High School was officially opened in 2006.

Notably, Masiphumelele High School stands as the only black school in the area, catering to learners from surrounding black communities such as RedHill, Westlake, Capricon, with Ukhanyo Primary being its primary feeder school.

The graduation rate in 2023 was 63% down from 81.2% in 2020 with just 24% of learners eligible for tertiary education, down from 41% in 2020.

1,512 learners are currently enrolled at Masiphumelele HS, a 24% increase since 2020.