William Duncan State School (WDSS) is a state school located Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The school was opened in 1987 with just 186 students enrolled, which has now grown to approximately 800 in present day.
With a large increase in population of the Nerang area in the 1980s, the Nerang State School, Nerang's only primary school at the time, was nearing capacity. The Queensland Department of Education decided to open the William Duncan State School in Nerang in 1987. The William Duncan State School was named after William Duncan, was one of the first white men to set foot in the area of Nerang in 1842.