Danwon High School

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Coordinates: 37°19′38.5″N 126°49′25.5″E / 37.327361°N 126.823750°E / 37.327361; 126.823750

Danwon High School
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55 Danwon-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan, Gyeonggi
South Korea
Type Public
Established 2005
Principal Kim Jin-myung (김진명)
Faculty 115 (as of 2013)
Grades 1012
Number of students 1,746 (as of 2013)
Tree Pinus densiflora
Flower Rose

Danwon High School (Korean: 단원고등학교, Hanja: 檀園高等學校) is a coeducational high school located in Ansan, South Korea. It is a state school, being under the authority of Gyeonggi Province's Office of Education.

The school was founded in 2005.[1] It established multiple cultures class[clarification needed] with The Borderless Village, a non-governmental organization in 2006 and 2007.[2] Its motto is "self-realization." As of May 2013 there were 1542 pupils at the school.


Yun Junsil (윤진실) won the Korean International Women Inventors competition in 2008.


On April 16, 2014, a ferry carrying 325 of the school's junior class and a dozen of its teachers capsized en route from Incheon towards Jeju resulting in many fatalities and injuries.[3]

The school was closed until April 24, when it opened only for the 75 surviving juniors; yellow ribbons were tied to the school's gate, and a shrine of flowers and hundreds of notes to the dead adorn the school's entrance.[3] A makeshift memorial was established in a nearby basketball gymnasium, with a wall of flowers and dozens of photos of the dead and missing.[3]

The school's vice principal, Kang Min-Kyu, who had been rescued from the ferry, committed suicide a few days after the disaster.[4]

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  1. ^ "학교연혁". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  2. ^ "원곡동서 ‘미션’ 수행 “다문화가 쏙쏙”". The Hankyoreh. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ a b c Mullen, Jethro; Kwon, Judy (25 April 2014). "Memories and traces of students lost in South Korean ferry disaster". CNN. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  4. ^ "South Korea ferry disaster: rescued teacher found dead". The Guardian. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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