Parow High School is the result of an amalgamation between J. J. du Preez High School and Tygerberg Commercial High School. The new name is especially fitting as J.J. du Preez High School used to be Parow District High School. The most important reason is that Parow now has a school, which bears its name.
It was decided in 1991 to amalgamate the two schools, not only to form one strong school but also to preserve the traditions of the two schools. As the facilities of the Commercial School were more suitable and modern, it was decided to retain the site of the Commercial School for the new school.
In 1992 Parow High School was founded with Mr PT Theron as the first principal. There were 52 teachers and more than 800 learners. Something of each school was retained in the composition of the new school uniform, badge, rules, etc. Attention was also given to new elements because it was a new school.