Seven years after one of the greatest events that occurred in Jamaica’s history – Independence – Denbigh High School was established in 1969, having as its motto: ‘Learning for Living’. Then known as Denbigh Junior Secondary School, the school started out with a student population of eight hundred and ten students drawn from three feeder schools – York Town Primary, Four Paths Primary and Denbigh Primary. The administrative, academic and ancillary staff came to a total of twenty-seven persons and this number included founding principal Arthur Carson Bryant.
The year 2000 heralded another landmark change in the life of the school when it was reclassified as Denbigh High School. Currently Denbigh High School has students ranging from grades 7-13.The school caters to the educational needs of ages twelve (12) through to about eighteen (18) years across grades 7-9 having six (6) streams. Students are able to do vocational subjects such has Electrical Works, Art and Craft, Food and Nutrition, Agriculture, Cosmetology Clothing and Textiles and Cabinet Making. The curriculum carries the full complement of academic subjects, including all the sciences and business subjects. The school now boasts four well equipped computer labs and a Multi-Media Room, thereby enabling the integration of technology to improve learning. Academically the school is on a path of steady upward and sustained growth, as the school now sits in the top ten non-traditional schools based on CXC results!
Denbigh High School is committed to the delivery of relevant quality education which promotes academic excellence, fosters positive values and attitudes, and encourages creativity, innovativeness and self reliance in a stimulating and challenging environment, thereby facilitating the all-round development of its students.