Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar
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|Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar
to have knowledge, to serve
|Type||Public Secondary School,
High Performance School
Sekolah Berasrama Penuh
|Established||May 31, 1983|
|Grades||Form 4 and Form 5 only (16 and 17 years old)|
|Number of students||Approx. 650 to 700|
|Classrooms||Arif, Azam, Bijak, Cekal, Cerdik, Cerdas, Cekap, Dinamik, Gigih, Jaya, Maju, Tegas and Teguh|
Blue White Red Yellow
|Affiliations||Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Ministry of Education (Malaysia)|
|Sports House||Bestari, Budiman, Pujangga, Sarjana|
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Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar, or simply known as SAMURA or SMS Muar or "Sains Muar" is a full boarding public residential school (Sekolah Berasrama Penuh) located in Ledang, Johor, Malaysia. It is the only government funded school in the Ledang district bearing the title Science School. The school is among 6 SBP's that only receive Upper Form students. In 2011,the school was awarded with the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School title, a title awarded to schools in Malaysia that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages. The school performance in the recent 2012's Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination is GPS of 1.43.
The school was established on May 31, 1983 in Tanjung Agas, Muar, Johor, on a 42-acre (170,000 m2) site. 204 first-former students registered that day. In the following month, a second group of 421 students under the sponsorship of Malaysian Department of Civil Service registered to undergo TOEFL preparation course for overseas universities. A third group of students, consisting of 175 fourth-former students, registered on September 1, 1983.
The school no longer enrolls first formers. Beginning in 1988, the school has only accepted fourth formers, except for a period from 1991 to 1994 when it received upper and lower sixth formers.
In 1992, the school achieved a 100% grade one result in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Malaysian Certificate of Education). From 1995 until May 2000, the school has been chosen to provide a matriculation programme for Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Since then, the school has only fourth and fifth formers.
From 2005 until 2009, the school achieved the no.1 ranks for SPM examinations in johor school for 4 consecutive years, beating other SBP schools like Sekolah Tun Fatimah and Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor.
In 2010, after the redrawing of districts, SAMURA was classified as a school within the newly declared district of Ledang and no longer under the administration of Muar district. But still, in terms of educational administration, Ledang and Muar are still under the same management.
The school is located off the main road that connects the city of Muar and Tangkak, where it is easy to contact. In front of the school there is a Muslim cemetery, Shell and Petronas petrol stations, as well as commercial areas such as home stores as well as supermarkets. The school has a beautiful garden area complete infrastructure facilities. Recently, a lecture hall and computer lab was almost completed after built near the main hall.
Alumni SAMURA was registered as a registered organization on July 1, 2004 under the Registrar of Societies.
Former students include:
- Omar Mustapha Ong - Chairman of Ethos & Company
- Ali Hassan bin Mohd Hassan (chief executive officer of Al-Ikhsan Sports Sdn Bhd) - 1983 -1987 
- Idzwan bin Mohd Yacob (Firdaus (Anasheed group) member) - 1992 -1993
- SM Azli bin Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin (chief executive officer of Green Oranges Sdn Bhd, Executive Director SMS BikePlus Sdn Bhd, Executive Director SMS Autoworld Sdn Bhd) - Batch 18 (2000–2001)
- Nur Syakirin Husnal Az Hari (Finalist contestant on Astro 'On Air', currently as reporter and host for Astro Awani ) - Batch 23 (2005–2006)
- Persatuan Alumni Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar Website
- Wikimapia Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar
- Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar Official Website