Dowerglen High School was originally founded, in 1956, as an institution where the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) was Afrikaans with the name Hoerskool Edenvale.
In 2008, during a general meeting of the school and parents, it was decided to change the LOLT to English. Since 2010, the school has been functioning as an English-medium Secondary School.
Mr. P. Booysen (1995 – 2000)
Mr. J.N. Wright (2000 – 2003)
Mr. G. Dempsey (2003 – 2006)
Mrs. A.M.D. Kruger (2006 – 2015)
Mrs. L. Dowds (2015 – 2018)
Ms. T. Mashigo (currently in an acting position)
School badge and motto
The symbolism of the crest is this: if a learner studies the opened book of knowledge, the gates of success will open to such a learner. The rising sun alludes to collected knowledge, which brings enlightenment in a learner's life: hence the motto: KNOWLEDGE ENLIGHTENS
Dowerglen High School strives to establish itself as an institution that develops our learners to become responsible adults. We visualise our learners as valuable contributors towards to development of the school, our diverse society and our country.
To provide quality education while taking accountability for the teaching of life skills, to develop learners' vision for their own futures while teaching them cultural respect, loyalty, leadership, to respect beliefs of others and to gain self-knowledge.
To create a pleasant school environment and provide well-maintained facilities where, through sport, academic and cultural activities, each learner can develop into a loyal contributing citizen of our country.