Chengdu Shude High School

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Chengdu Shude High School
The eastern gate of Chengdu Shude High School
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Type National experimental high school
Opened 1929
Founder Sunzhen
Superintendent Mr. Dongyong Chen
Campus size

Guanghua campus: 12.2ha

Foreign language campus: 8ha

Chengdu Shùdé High School (Simplified Chinese: 成都市树德中学, Traditional Chinese: 成都樹徳中學, pinyin: Chéngdu Shùdé Zhongxúe)is a high school in Chengdu, China. In Chinese, Shùdé literally means establishing morality. In a 2016 ranking of Chinese high schools that send students to study in American universities, Shude High School ranked number 36 in mainland China in terms of the number of students entering top American universities. [1] [2]


In 1929, Shùdé High School was founded by General Sun Zhen (孙震) as a private school. The teaching building and students' dormitory building were finished by 1931. The motto of the school is given by "loyalty, bravery and diligence" (忠,勇,勤). The school's educational goal is "building virtue and building character" (树德树人).

In 1932, the first batch of 50 boys and 50 girls were admitted into Boys' School and Girls' School, respectively.

In 1944, a national newspaper ranked Shùdé High School as one of the best 4 private schools in China.

In 1945, Li Zongren, then vice president of Republic of China visited Shùdé High School.

In 1950, after the communist revolution, the administration of Shùdé High School was taken over by the municipal government and renamed to be No. 9 High School of Chengdu.

In the 1960s, No. 9 High School of Chengdu serves as the middle school for children of the cadres of the Communist Party of China in Chengdu and Sichuan Province.

In 1980, Shùdé High School was honored as the Beacon high school of Sichuan Province.

In 1989, Shùdé High School celebrated its 60th anniversary in 1989, and changed its name back to the original form of Shùdé High School. Sun Jingshan (孙静山), grandson of Sun Zhen, the founder of the school, visited the school from Taiwan and gave a donation to the school's library.[3]


With an annual intake of 5,000 students (Three different campus), Shùdé High School attracts the elite students from Sichuan province. Every year, in the National College Entrance Examination, the average score of Shùdé High School ranks as one of the highest in Sichuan province.[4]

The basketball team of Shùdé High School has won the championship in Sichuan Middle School Basketball Cup from 2000 to 2005 and has won third place in Nike National Middle School Basketball Cup.

The Shude International Department Chengdu Shude International Department of Shude High School, jointly set up by Chengdu Shude High School and Chengdu Huaying Consulting and Service Ltd., was accredited by Chengdu Bureau of Education in 2002. (Verification No:(2005) 5). Also it has cooperation with Australian and British Higher education institutions, and given Victorian Certificate of Education to its graduates.

The current principal of Shude High School is Mr. Dongyong Chen.


From late 1990s, a portion of students with lower enrollment examination score was recruited in Shùdé High School, by paying an amount of money annually to the school administration. The school explains the money is used for the development of the campus. This practice is common in Sichuan province for students who choose a key school with lower enrollment scores.

Famous alumni[edit]

Shùdé schools in Chengdu[edit] Chengdu Shude International Department of Shude Senior School 成都树德中学国际部

Sister schools[edit]

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  1. ^ People's Daily ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-04-08. " Feb 24, 2016.
  2. ^ CollegeNode Ranking ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-04-05. "
  3. ^ "Shùdé High School official website". Archived from the original on 2006-10-20. 
  4. ^ High school gaokao average score is reported by Chengdu media every year
  5. ^ report from American magazine Forbes Archived May 2, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.