The predecessor of the school is the Hungarian Royal State Secondary School (Magyar Királyi Állami Főreáliskola) for the teaching of modern languages and sciences, which moved to Miskolc in 1917; it had an eight-grade education system. In 1922 the school took up the name of geopgrapher János Hunfalvy and it was upgraded to the rank of grammar school in 1934, when it became known as the Hunfalvy János Grammar School. The institution was relocated to Kassa (Slovakia) during the Second World War, but it was re-established in Miskolc in 1945.
The Dr. Gyula Szabó Observatory, which belongs to the school, is situated on the top of a block of flats in the vicinity of the school building. Its main purpose is to provide education in the fields of astronomy and space exploration. The main instrument of the observatory is a Newtonian telescope.
- http://www.diosgyorigimnazium.hu/elerhetoseg Location of the school
- "Diósgyőri Gimnázium". Dig-misk.sulinet.hu. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- http://www.diosgyorigimnazium.hu/ New home page of the school
- http://csillagda.web44.net/megkozelit.html Location of the observatory
- http://csillagda.web44.net/nevjegy.html General information about the observatory
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