Fuzhou No.3 Middle School
Fuzhou No.3 High School (福州 第三中学 Fú-zhōu dì-sān zhōng-xué; formerly known as Fuzhou No.3 Middle School) is a high school in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China. Fuzhou No. 3 High School (福州 第三中学 Fú-zhōu dì-sān zhōng-xué) is a high school located at 43 Hudong Road, Gulou Qu, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China 350003. Google Maps gives the coordinates 26.091707,119.294997. Fuzhou No 3 High School enrolls around 2,100 students from grades 10-12.
In the last 60 years, it has recorded top performances in the University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) consistently. The school counts among it alumni 11 past and current members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Fuzhou No. 3 High School has an "Edison International Project" subunit. The EIP program is designed to prepare students who wish to attend universities in English speaking countries, notably the USA, Canada, and the UK. Classes in this subunit are smaller, and taught in English, with English textbooks and English speaking teachers. Placement in a western university is guaranteed for any student completing the program.
The school was founded in 1942 as the Fuzhou Municipal Lower Middle School (福州 市立 初级 中学 Fú-zhōu shì-lì chū-jí zhōng-xué). In 1950 it changed its name to Fuzhou No.1 Middle School. It merged with the privately run Huanghuagang, Zhongjian, and Fuhua Middle Schools in 1952; the newly merged entity was thenceforth called Fuzhou No.3 Middle School. Since the school no longer serves Middle School students, it has been renamed Fuzhou No. 3 High School. Fuzhou No. 3 High School now serves grades 10-12 only. Writing this in January 2013, the headmaster's name is Shao Dong Sheng.
In 1959 it was designated by the government as a "key provincial middle school". In 2002, the school was awarded the "provincial model high school in China" status. That year, they also opened a branch school in Jinshan.
The Fuzhou City campus has a size of 147,000 square meters, includes 6 buildings for teaching, one building for administration, one library, one gymnasium, one multi-purpose ground. In December of 2012 construction began on new main building, it was reported that it will be 13–15 stories when completed.
Notable student organizations
- Japanese Language Circle: The first circle founded by students since the school moved to the current campus.
- Muyan Drama Club: The club with the longest history in the school.
- San Mu Choir: The mixed voice choir founded in 2008 won the Silver Diploma-Level VIII in the 6th World Choir Games in 2010.
- The Robot Club: Won first place and second places in the Asian and Pacific Vex Robotic Competition, December 6. 2012, but probably cannot attend the 2013 world championship competition in Anaheim California, USA.
- "福州第三中学", Xinhua News, 2003-11-06, retrieved 2009-09-07
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