Shanghai High School

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Shanghai High School
SHS seal NEW.svgSHSsealOld.svg
Motto 读书,明理,做人,成材
study, sensibility, morals, success
Established 1865
Type Public
Principal Feng Zhigang (冯志刚)
Faculty 178
Students over 3000
Location 989 Baise Road,
Xuhui, Shanghai,  People's Republic of China
Campus 56 acres (230,000 m2)
Website Shanghai High SchoolEnglish Version
International Division

Shanghai High School (Chinese: 上海中学) is a top public high school in Shanghai municipality, People's Republic of China. It also has an international division, the Shanghai High School International Division.

Picture of Longmen Building and Chinese Flag.
上海中学 - Shanghai High School

Location and Campuses[edit]

The campus is located on 989 Baise Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China. The campus covers 340 mu or about 56 acres.[1]

Its junior department was separated to Shanghai Huayu Private School (Chinese: 上海市民办华育中學) in 1999. Shanghai High School's sister school in Hong Kong is the St. Paul's Co-educational College.

History[edit]

The school was established in 1865 (originally named as Long Men College 龍門書院). Its name was changed to Jiangsu Shanghai High School in 1927, and it was renamed as Shanghai High School in 1950.

During World War two, the school's buildings were used by the Japanese as a prison camp, Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center. An exhibition of the school's unique history can be seen in the school's art building exhibition center.

In June 1993, Shanghai High School became the first Chinese school to start an international division. In 1995, Shanghai High School International Division became the first in China to offer an International Baccalaureate program. More than 1750 students from the United States, Japan, Korea, Canada, England, Italy, Germany, Australia, Yugoslavia, Iran, Egypt, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan represent just some of the fifty plus countries and regions represented at Shanghai High School International Division. In 2005, 37.5% graduates entered top 20 universities in the US.

In 2003, Shanghai High School became a UNESCO associated school. That October, it became the first "Shanghai Municipal Demonstration School."

Administration[edit]

Principals[edit]

  • Tang, Shouqian (汤寿潜)
  • Yang, Xianjiang (杨贤江)
  • Ou, Yuanhuai (欧元怀)
  • Zheng, Tonghe (郑通和)
  • Wang, Shikan (王士侃)
  • Wu, Ruinian (吴瑞年)
  • Shen, Yizhen (沈亦珍)
  • Sun, Fuxi (孙福熙)
  • Chen, Guangzu (陈光祖)
  • Ye, Keping (叶克平)
  • Bai, Zaili (白宰理)
  • Fang, Qi'ao (方启敖)
  • Tang, Shengchang (唐盛昌)
  • Feng, Zhigang (冯志刚, current principal)[2]

International Division[edit]

The international division of Shanghai High School, SHSID currently enrolls over 3000 students. It is known for its reputation as an International Baccalaureate World School and often scores above the world averages. In its recent history, it has also implemented AP courses and tests, as well as school-only SAT reasoning and subject testing centers. Teaching materials are based upon Taiwanese/Hong Kong or American teaching curriculum with midterm and final testing on a semester basis.

Academics[edit]

Olympiad Prize Winners[edit]

The Shanghai High School puts much emphasis on education of winners in Olympiad competitions. For those who won gold medals on the international and national levels, the school awards them "summa cum laude". These students' transcripts are attractive to prestigious US colleges like MIT and Stanford.

Alumni[edit]

Over the years, Shanghai High School has had many notable alumni, including over 100 provincial level or higher leaders, 29 People's Liberation Army generals, and 51 Chinese Academy of Science members.[3]

In the last five years, 95% of the graduates of Shanghai High School have attended the most elite universities in China. In 2006, this percentage increased to 99%. Of those students, 65% attended either Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University or Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Notable alumni:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website". Shanghai High School. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
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Coordinates: 31°08′28″N 121°25′59″E / 31.1411°N 121.433°E / 31.1411; 121.433