Students moving from the private system to public education is one of Bendigo South East Secondary College's biggest growth areas, principal Glen Donald has said.
Growth in this and other areas mean the school has not taken any students from outside its zone in 2019 and will not be taking any for 2020.
Mr Donald attributed the rise in parents sending children to BSE who had been privately school in primary to the high quality education on offer.
"We're a great school, parents want to send their kids here," he said.
Fifty-seven students enrolled in Year Seven for 2019 at BSE came from the private system.
Development in areas such as Spring Gully, Strathfieldsaye and Junortoun had also contributed to a growth in enrollments, he said.
Other junior secondary colleges in Bendigo had also experienced a rise in enrollments, Mr Donald said.
He did not know if other junior secondary colleges in Bendigo had experienced a similar pattern of private-to-public enrollment.
The Department of Education released school zones for 2020 this week across the state.
Bendigo junior secondary zones experienced some small changes. The BSE zone moved slightly south on View Street and on the McIvor Highway at the boundary between Ironbark and Golden Square, Mr Donald said.
Principal of Bendigo Senior Secondary College Dale Pearce said the school dealt with families from out of its zone wanting to enroll students on a case by case basis.
The school's boundaries have not moved for 2020.
Many families from up and down the train line enquire about enrollment, Mr Pearce said.
He said the zones were about balancing the numbers at various schools.
"It doesn't matter where you put the boundaries, there are always going to be some people who think that they should be in another zone," Mr Pearce said.
"But the lines do need to go somewhere, so people can have some certainty about where they're guaranteed a place."
Crusoe College, Eaglehawk Secondary College and Weeroona College were contacted for comment.
All junior secondary colleges will run a Year Six to Seven transition information night on May 8.
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