Barisal Zilla School
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|Barisal Zilla School|
বরিশাল জিলা স্কুল
|Motto||পড় তোমার প্রভুর নামে|
|Established||23 December 1829|
|School board||Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Barisal|
|Special project||Connecting classrooms under British Council|
Barisal Zilla School is a boys school located in Barisal, Bangladesh. It is one of the oldest and top ranked high schools in the country and the first high school in Barisal Division. It is a public educational institution located at Sadar Road. The school has a long history. It was founded by an Englishman, N. W. Garret, on 23 December 1829 with only 8 students. Now it has more than two thousand students. The school offers grades from class III to class X. It has two shifts, morning and day. The morning shift starts at 7:00 am and the day shift starts at 12:00 pm.
Beside the school playground, Barisal Zilla School owns famous ground called Poreshsagor (পরেশ সাগর). The school celebrated its 175th anniversary on 9–10 December 2005.
Barisal Zilla School produced many leading local reformers, politicians, statesmen, educationists, philosophers, poets-writers, and sportsmen. Those notable persons include:
- Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali nationalist and statesman
- Abdul Jabbar Khan, former speaker
- Abdur Rahman Biswas, former (11th) president of Bangladesh
- Altaf Mahmud, music composer
- Sardar Fazlul Karim, scholar, academic, philosopher and essayist
- Buddhadeb Guha, writer
- Golam Mustafa, Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor
- Lieutenant General Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, ex-chief of Army staff
- Tapan Raychaudhuri, historian
- Hafizuddin Ahmed, Bir Bikrom, ex national football player and former minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
- Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikrom, energy, mineral resources & planning adviser to the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
- "BARISAL ZILLA SCHOOL". www.barisalboard.gov.bd. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "Barisal Zilla School". Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Barisal.
- Yasmin, Sabina (2012). "Barisal Zila School". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.