Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor

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Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor
Budi Karya Bakti
Wisdom Opus Devotion
Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
Type Public boarding school
Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi
Founded 23 May 1973
Principal Tuan Haji Idris bin Ahmad
Grades Form 1 - 5
Gender Male & Female
Age range 13 - 17
Number of students approx. 600
Classes Melayu, Sains, Teknikal
Language Malay, English, Mandarin, German, Arabic
Houses Purnama, Suria, Buana, Segara
Slogan Saya Menang, Saya Juara
Nickname Science Johore
Yearbook MERCU
Affiliations Sekolah Berasrama Penuh
Ministry of Education Malaysia
Alumni Sains Johor Alumni (SAJOHA)
Abbreviation SMSJ

Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor (SMSJ) (Science Johore Secondary School), is a boarding school located in Kluang, Johor, Malaysia. Established in 23 May 1973, SMSJ is the first boarding school or Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP) ever built in the state of Johor. SMSJ is the 16th SBP built in Malaysia under the 2nd Malaysia Plan. In 2011, the school celebrates its 38th year of operation. The school is widely known as Science Johore and a student of this school bears the name Science Johorean.


SMSJ was established in the year 1973 under the Second Malaysia Plan. The foundation of the construction was officiated by the Director of Education, Tun Hamdan bin Sheikh Tahir.

Students of the first batch was placed temporarily in English College Johore Bahru until the completion of the school's infrastructure in the month of April 1974. The first principal was Tuan Syed Ahmad Omar Al-Atas and since then, 13 principals have been on duty.

Situated at a mere one kilometre from Kluang, the school covers an area of 32 acres and it provides ample facilities for secondary students. From the year 1974 to 1984, the school received Form 6 students and from the year 1985 until 1989, the school carried out GCE A-Level. After that, the school maintains receiving only Form 1 to Form 5 students until now.

The main field (Padang A), was completed in 1976 and the second field (Padang B), was completed at 1988. The fields have been used for various sports occasions and trainings.

Since 1996, the school reserved two classes for students majoring in Technical Science and three classes for students majoring in Pure Science. SMSJ was named a smart school in 1999.

In 2011,the school received the cluster school title (thanks to the school's tremendous Mathematic and hockey excel),and finally in 2012,the school was officially one of the high-performing school in Malaysia.


  1. 1973 - 1974: Tuan Syed Ahmad b. Syed Omar
  2. 1974 - 1981: Hamzah b. Hj.Abdul Rahid, P.I.S
  3. 1982 - 1984: Tuan Haji Abu Bakar b. Bachik
  4. 1984 - 1985: Abd Malik b. Ismail
  5. 1986 - 1987: Tuan Hj. Shukor b. Md Dom, P.I.S
  6. 1987 - 1988: Tuan Hj. Mohd Ropi b. Jahis, P.I.S
  7. 1988 - 1994: Tuan Hj. Abu Naim b. Hj Siran, P.I.S
  8. 1994 - 1997: Jailani b. Rusni, A.M.N
  9. 1997 - December 1997: Tuan Hj. Rokhani b. Mangi
  10. April - December 1998: Tuan Hj. Abdullah b. Idrus
  11. December 1998- June 2001: Tuan Hj. Umar b. Kamari
  12. June 2001- August 2002: Tuan Hj. Kamarudin b. Abu
  13. 2002 - 2010: Tuan Hj. Nojumuddin b. Abd Samad
  14. 2010 - August 2013 : Tuan Hj. Idris B. Ahmad
  15. August 2013 - present : Encik Ibrahim B. Omar

Current Batches[edit]

  • Form 5 (Sapphire 97 ) (41st batch)
  • Form 4 (Magnificent 1115 ) (42nd batch)
  • Form 3 (Ultimate 99 ) (43rd batch)
  • Form 2 (Infinite 1317 ) (44th batch)
  • Form 1 (Pre-Eminent 1418) (45th batch)

Academic Curricular[edit]

Year by year, SMSJ continues to excel in both PMR and SPM, the two major public examinations in Malaysia.[citation needed] The school proves itself to be worthy when it succeed to produce a high percentage of straight "A" scorers for both examinations.

The PMR record was broken in the year 2011 with a school average grade value of 1.01 placing SMSJ on the 7th place among all the other residential schools; successfully beating other elite schools and past high-achievers.

The SPM record in the other hand is still being held by the 2008 batch with a school average grade of 1.906 placing SMSJ on the 7th place among all other residential schools.

Former Students[edit]

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