Mansfield High School is located in the Brisbane South District and services the communities of Mansfield, Wishart, Mt Gravatt, Mt Petrie, Mackenzie and some parts of other surrounding suburbs. The community consists of a broad cross-section of society and includes a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Over forty different languages are spoken in the homes of our students.
The school has a proven record of academic, cultural, service and sporting achievements and a high level of interaction with its community. Students are well motivated with a positive attitude towards education. The school is regarded as a traditional school and is characterised by the highest standards of personal presentation, behaviour, and academic performance. These standards are strongly endorsed by the Parents & Citizens' Association.
Opening in 1974, the school has had an ongoing building and refurbishment programme. Recent additions include a purpose built science centre, a brand new sports facility and in 2020 the new D block general learning area will be opened. Intended to service the English and Humanities faculties, D block incorporates conventional and flexible teaching spaces. Recent refurbishment has included the 1.4 million dollar make - over of F block, which has been repurposed for the ever-growing Music Excellence program.
The School Badge shows the school colours, teal blue and white, chosen as the colours of the United Nations Organisation. The shield bears the name Mansfield and S.H.S. for State High School while the flag of the United Nations is also part of the design. This simple design takes influence from the coat of arms of Sir Alan Mansfield (1902 – 1980), who was chief justice and governor of Queensland, but also served as the Australian chief prosecutor with the United Nations War Crimes Commission.
The School Motto, similarly adopted from the Mansfield family, reminds the students to remain "Steadfast", or firm of purpose, in upholding the highest ideals of the school and community.