The suburb was formed as part of the Housing Commission’s Green Valley development. It was named Ashcroft after the pioneering family in the district that gave the land for the site of this development.
The Ashcroft family was active in establishing meat wholesaling and retailing activities at the Homebush Bay abattoir. E.J. Ashcroft was a butcher at Liverpool in the 1890s.
Although named earlier, Ashcroft was officially gazette on 7 April 1972. Ashcroft Post Office opened on 3 May 1965 and closed in 1985. Ashcroft High School was the first co-educational school to win the Amco Shield.
They won the Amco Shield in 1977 and again in 1985. In 1976, Ashcroft became the first city school to win the University Shield for 31 years and went on to win it again in 1977, 1984, and 1985.
They were also Amco Shield runner-up in 1976 and University Shield runner-up in 1978. Ashcroft High also won the Buckley Shield in 1982 and 1987. Ashcroft Primary School also won the Westmont Shield, year unknown. Ashcroft is the only suburb that has one all major schoolboy’s rugby league competitions, Amco Shield, University Shield, Buckley Shield, and Westmont Shield along with numerous Parramatta and state knockouts.
Also, in 1977 Ashcroft High played the curtain-raiser to the Grand Final replay between Parramatta and St George. They were narrowly beaten by the NSW CHS team. Ashcroft High School is a Co-education secondary school, serving years 7-12. The uniform is compulsory and enforced.
Ashcroft High School is located in NSW, Sydney South Western Suburbs – Outer region. Ashcroft High School is 1 of 161 government schools in the Ashcroft area.
Success is measured in many ways, and there are so many people from this school who have had success in their lives The School boasts sports fields, a modern library, science laboratories, three computer labs, a dance studio, school hall, specialist rooms for practical subjects, special fitness room, new TAS rooms, and a weight training gym. The most common responses for religion were Islam 20.6% and Catholic 19.5%.
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