Datta High School

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Datta High School
দত্ত উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়
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Datta High School Play Ground
Coordinates 24°52′49″N 90°43′56″E / 24.8804°N 90.7321°E / 24.8804; 90.7321Coordinates: 24°52′49″N 90°43′56″E / 24.8804°N 90.7321°E / 24.8804; 90.7321
Type Secondary school
Established 1889 (1889)
School district Netrakona
Head teacher A.B.M Shahjahan Kabir
Faculty 50
Grades One to Tenth
Gender Boys & Girls
Enrollment 2500
Medium of language Bangla
Campus size 3 acre
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Blue & White
Nickname DHS
Publication বার্ষিকী (school magazine)

Datta High School (Bengali: দত্ত উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়) is a higher secondary school in the city of Netrakona, Bangladesh. It was established in 1889.


Datta High School was established as the first secondary school in Netrakona, one of the subdivisions of Mymensingh on 6 February 1889. The District Magistrate and Collector of Mymensingh established the foundation stone of the school, novelist Romesh Chunder Dutt.[1] According to his title, the organization was named 'Datta High School'. In 1895, Anand Chandra Majumder, a student of this school, was enrolled in the entrance examination under the University of Calcutta in the year 1895 and in five years, Rajendra Kumar Dutt occupied the ninth place in 1900.

In the 1930s, Datta High School made significant contribution in promoting women's education in Netrokona. There were three high schools in the town of Netrokona, but there was no high school for women. Jainesh Ranjan Roy, the chief rector of Datta High School, started in 1933 a separate section of the seventh grade with only eight female students. In 1937, eight people passed the entrance examinations. Datta High School creates another history by celebrating birth of Rabindranath Tagore outside Santiniketan in Bangladesh. In 1930, the principal entrepreneur of Rabindra Jain festival was Shailajarjan Majumder, Principal of Santiniketan Music Bhaban. One time Datta High School was the center of student movement in Netrokona and the center of culture.

Datta High School students have played an important role in language movement, 'Six point movement of 66', mass upsurge of '69, Liberation War of 1971 'and anti-autocratic movement of '90.[2][3]


The school is located in Mukterpara, in front of Netrakona Govt. Girls High School and beside of Netrakona Shaheed Minar.[4]


Datta High School is the oldest high school in Netrakona.[5][not in citation given] The school is divided into three sections. These are the kindergarten section, the boy's section and girls section. In kindergarten section, they teach students from play to class five, both boys and girls. For secondary students, there are two shifts for boys and girls where they study from class six to SSC. The school operates a double shift, with girls attending in the morning (7:30 AM to 12:30 noon) and boys in the afternoon (12:00 noon to 5:30 PM). About 50 teachers are working for these three sections and the number of students is about 2500 which is the biggest number in Netrakona District.[citation needed]


  1. ^ ১২৭ বছর ধরে শিক্ষার আলো ছড়াচ্ছে দত্ত উচ্চ বিদ্যালয় [Datta High School spreading the message of education for 127 years]. Danik Shiksha (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  2. ^ ১২৭ বছর দত্ত উচ্চ বিদ্যালয় [127 years old Datta High School]. Janakantha (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  3. ^ ১২৭ বছর ধরে শিক্ষার আলো ছড়াচ্ছে দত্ত উচ্চ বিদ্যালয় [Datta High School spreading the message of education for 127 years]. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  5. ^ "List of High Schools" (XLS). Secondary and Higher Education Division. 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2017.