Xiamen Shuangshi High School

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Xiamen Shuangshi High School of Fujian
福建省厦门双十中学
Fújiànshěng Xiàmén Shuāngshí Zhōngxué
Hok-kian-seng E-mng Sian-chap Tiong-hak
Shuangshi highschool.png
Diligence, Fortitude, Faithfulness and Fidelity (勤毅信诚)
Location
No. 33 Zhenhai Road, Xiamen City
Fujian Province

361003, China
Information
Type Public high school
Established in October, 1919
Founder Mr. Ma Qiaoru (马侨儒)
School district Siming District
Principal Mr. Chen Wenqiang (陈文强)
Information +86-592-2117888
Website

Xiamen Shuangshi High School of Fujian (Shuangshi or XMSS for short; simplified Chinese: 福建省厦门双十中学; traditional Chinese: 福建省廈門雙十中學; pinyin: Fújiànshěng Xiàmén Shuāngshí Zhōngxué; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hok-kian-seng E-mng Sian-chap Tiong-hak), which is also called Xiamen No. 8 High School once, is a public high school including both junior grades and senior grades. Shuangshi was founded by several Chinese living in Philippine and famous people doing business in Xiamen in October, 1919. In the year of 1956, it was taken over by the government and become a public high school.

Currently, Shuangshi has two campuses. The older one, which is now the campus for junior grades, resides along Zhenhai Road which is neighbor to the center of the city; the newer one, which is now for senior grades, which has an area of about 110,000 m2, is located aside the Fanghu Road East by the east shore of the island.

History[edit]

  • In 1919, Shuangshi was first founded at Xiaxizai Street, named "Xiamen Shuangshi Type-2 Business School". Business and journalism are the subjects firstly started. Mr. Lin Zhuguang was the chairman of the board and Mr. Ma Qiaoru was the first principal.
  • In 1924, Shuangshi was moved to the current campus which is on the north of Hongshan Mount, and renamed to "Xiamen Private Shuangshi Business High School".
  • In 1925, Shuangshi was extended to a standard high school which have all 6 junior and senior grades, and renamed to "Xiamen Private Shuangshi High School". Once, it was the high school has most students in Fujian Province.
  • In 1937, because of World War II, Shuangshi was transplanted to Pinghe County, which is in the mountainous area of West Fujian. Due to the high reputation of the school, the amount of the student exceeded 1,000.
  • In 1956, the government took over Shuangshi and turned it into public school, renamed it to "Xiamen Shuangshi High School".
  • In 1959, Shuangshi earned the honor of "Red Flag High School" and became one of the first Key High Schools in Fujian Province.
  • In 1965, due to the chaos of Cultural Revolution, the school was renamed again to "Xiamen No.8 High School", and the operation was almost suspended.
  • In 1979, the school was enlisted into the first priority Key High Schools of Fujian Province.
  • In 1983, the school name was restored to "Xiamen Shuangshi High School".
  • In 1996, Shuangshi reached the standard of First Class Qualified High School of Fujian Province.
  • In 2006, a new campus on the east of Jinshang Road, the west of Xianhuang Road and the north of Fanghu Road East was established and came into operation as the campus of senior grades.

Stories[edit]

The view of Shuangshi's Zhenhai (older) campus

Sister Schools[edit]

International Coordination[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GLOBE: School Search: Information on The Shuangshi High School of Xiamen City
  2. ^ The 3rd Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad
  3. ^ http://www.bjp.org.cn/apao2007/index.htm

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°30′57″N 118°09′20″E / 24.51586°N 118.15569°E / 24.51586; 118.15569