Xishan Senior High School
|Xishan Senior High School|
Jiangsu Xishan Senior High School, commonly known as Xishan Senior High School, is a high school in Xishan District, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. It was founded in 1907. The school emphasises science and technology education; in 2006, they invested over RMB30,000,000 in computing and network facilities.
Jiangsu Xishan Senior High School was founded in 1907 by Mr. Zhongmo Kuang, a well reputed local entrepreneur. Mr Kuang started his career in cotton yarning and expanded his business into real state and finance. He founded Kuang’s Senior High School in his home town, the Yong’s Villa, which was the predecessor of Jiangsu Xishan Senior High School. Kuang’s Senior High provided local teenagers both traditional confusianism education and modern science like math and physics.
During the World War 2, Mr. Kuang’s major possession, the Penglai Market in Shanghai downtown, was destroyed by Japanese army, and the Kuang’s Senior High was forced to close down until 1952, 3 years after the China Civil War. In 1952, the local Wuxi government wanted to rebuild Kuang’s Senior High School, both the campus and the great reputation of the Kuang’s education. The Kuang’s Senior High School was renamed as the Senior High of Wuxi County. In 1996, it is renamed again as Jiangsu Xishan Senior High School, and became a public high school run by the Jiangsu Province Government.
Now, Jiangsu Xishan Senior High School has 3 campuses, Yanqiao Campus (main campus), Yang’s Villa Campus (old campus), Dongting Campus. In the main campus, there are 3 classroom buildings, 1 lab building, 1 library building, 1 administration building, 1 art building, 1 gym, 1 ground track field, 32 basketball courts, 10 dorm buildings, 2 student cafeterias. Jiangsu Xishan Senior High is most reputed for liberal and art education. The political science, history, geography programs, and especially Chinese literature are among the top of the province. Jiangpeng Tang, the principle of the Xishan Senior High, together with other 4 teachers from Xishan Senior High are editors of the Jiangsu Standard Chinese Textbook Series.
Xishan Senior Wetland
Whenever it rains, Xishan Senior becomes a EXTREMELY beautiful wetland park called Shengxizhong Wetland. Students can see the ocean without going to the shore.
Address of 3 campuses
Yanqiao Campus (main campus): No.1 Zhenghe Ave, Huishan District, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province
Yang's Villa Campus (old campus):
Dongting Campus : Xihu St. @ Bozhuang St.
Picture of Teachers
Picture of the Main Campus
- Official website (in Chinese)