Viewforth High School is located in the east end of Kirkcaldy and serves a catchment area where there are a variety of socio- economic challenges facing the community. Currently 28% of pupils receive free school meals and 55% of pupils are in SIMD 1,2,3.

The school shares a new building with Rosslyn School and the local community office. The roll of the school is growing significantly and has risen from around 390 on entry 3 years ago to a projected figure of 600 for session 2019-2020. The roll is expected to increase even further in the years to come with a large new housing development being built nearby.