Cannington Community College emerged in 2001 from the amalgamation of Cannington Primary School and the lower secondary component of Cannington Senior High School. The College is located within the City of Canning's commercial precint and is well serviced by major transport routes. Most of the students are drawn from the local area; however there is strong interest from students living out of our area. Approximately 2 in 5 of our students were born overseas and a similar number live in homes where English is not the first language. Fewer than half of our students were born in Australia and speak English as a first language at home.
The College's Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) IS 969 with 11% of students in the top quartile, 39% of students in the bottom quartile. The middle quartiles are close to the Australian distributions.