Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School

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Kaohsiung Municipal
Kaohsiung Senior High School
No. 50, Jianguo 3rd Road,
Sanmin District
Kaohsiung City, 80748
Coordinates 22°38′24″N 120°18′00″E / 22.64000°N 120.30000°E / 22.64000; 120.30000Coordinates: 22°38′24″N 120°18′00″E / 22.64000°N 120.30000°E / 22.64000; 120.30000
Type Municipal public school
Motto Self-improvement never-ending
Established 1922
Principal Wen-Pin Hsieh
Faculty 152 (2006)
Grades 10-12
Age range 16-18
Number of students 2,900 (2006)
Campus Urban, 76,000 m²

The Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School (KSHS; Chinese: 高雄市立高雄高級中學; pinyin: Gāoxióng Shìlì Gāoxióng Gāojí Zhōngxué) is a high school in Kaohsiung, Republic of China. The school recruits mostly male students in regular, except for music classes,gymnastic classes and science classes. It is near to the Kaohsiung Railway Station. Furthermore, the school dates back to the Japanese reign in Taiwan.


Japanese period[edit]

The school was established on April 1, 1922 in order to provide the children of Japanese officials with a proper education. Kaohsiung Municipal High School on Google Maps:[1]

Kuomintang rule[edit]

On October 25, 1945, after the Japanese defeat in World War II, the school was reorganized into the Taiwan Provincial Kaohsiung Senior High School.

February 28 Incident[edit]

During the February 28 Incident in 1947 many rioters saw the school as a foothold to launch an assault on Kuomintang soldiers, including the Self-Defense Forces of the school made up of students. Despite headmaste Rin Ching Yuen's dissuasion, the force was established. A cease-fire was not agreed, and commander P'eng Meng Ch'i ordered an assault on the city government, the Kaohsiung train station, and the school. Due to lack of firepower, the students were killed. The fighting devastated the already damaged equipment (during World War II), bullet holes could still be seen inside the school.

Spirit of the school[edit]

The view of the school
  • The motto of the school: Self-improvement never-ending.(Chinese: 校訓:自強不息)
  • The spirit of the school: Find truth in all. Strive for perfection.(Chinese: 精神:實事求是,精益求精)


The school is accessible within walking distance south west from Kaohsiung Station.

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