Hoërskool Roodepoort was founded in 1952. The first principal was Mr. J.W.C. Riekert. He led the school from 1952 - 1972. Many great leaders followed after Mr Riekert and the school grew immensely over the next 65 years. Mr. A.P.J. Heiberg stood at the helm of Roodies from 1973 - 1980, and was followed by Mr. L.E. Wilken, Mr. J.P. Grobler and Mr. F.J. Ueckermann, Mr. H.L. Kruger, Ms. E.A. Cronje, Mr. M. van der Merwe and Mr. J.G. van Jaarsveldt.
In 2014 the School Governing Body made the decision to announce that Roodies will function as a parallel medium school, since then the school has grown tremendously.
In 2016 Hoërskool Roodepoort achieved a 100% passrate and in accordance with that received the Top Town School Award for 2016!
The matriculants of 2017 achieved a powerful 100% passrate in the National Senior Certificate examinations.
The matriculants of 2018 achieved another 100% passrate!
Hoërskool Roodepoort proudly stands as a powerful academic institution. Our distinguishing features are the level and quality of educators as well as the extreme care taken to undestand and support each learner as an individual.
Through our academic, cultural, sport, leadership and social programmes the institution offers a balanced lifestyle to its learners and in doing so, moulds them into the leaders of tomorrow.
The level of education and academics installs the platform within each learner that is needed to carry them into a strong and prosperous tertiary achiever.
The world is open at the feet of our learners, who in time, become the leaders, scientists, economists and creative game changers of our time, culture and country!
We are proud to have such an amazing Roodie Family!
Hoërskool Roodepoort aspires to be the leading multicultural school in our community, providing an optimal education and development environment through which our students can develop to their full potential, while nurturing honour, respect and understanding of our heritage and beliefs.
To educate, develop and prepare, through participatory involvement of the community, parents, staff and learners: balanced, stable, well-equipped, highly motivated and loyal young citizens who cope and deal with a rapidly changing world with confidence.