SMS Johor

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SMS Johor
TypePublic boarding school
Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi
MottoBudi Karya Bakti
Wisdom Opus Devotion
Founded23 May 1973[citation needed]
PrincipalEncik Kuswandi Tayen
GradesForm 1 - 5
GenderMale & Female
Age range13 - 17
Number of studentsapprox. 600
ClassesLower Form: Malaysia, Matlamat, Merdeka, Muafakat Upper Form: Signifikan, Sinergi, Superior (Science), Terma, Tesla (Technical)
LanguageMalay, English, Mandarin, German, Arabic
HousesPurnama, Suria, Buana, Segara
SloganSaya Mahu Sentiasa Juara
NicknameScience Johore, SMSJ , SMSJDT, SCORE
AffiliationsSekolah Berasrama Penuh
Ministry of Education Malaysia
AlumniSains Johor Alumni (SAJOHA)

Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor (English: Johore Science Secondary School; abbreviated SMSJ), is a boarding school located in Kluang, Johor, Malaysia. Established on 23 May 1973, SMSJ is the first boarding school or Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP) ever built in the state of Johor. SMSJ is the 16th SBP built in Malaysia under the 2nd Malaysia Plan. In 2011, the school celebrates its 38th year of operation. The school is widely known as Sains Johor and an alumnus of this school is known as a SAJOHA (SAins JOHor Alumni).


SMSJ was established in the year 1973 under the Second Malaysia Plan. The foundation of the construction was officiated by the Director of Education, Tun Hamdan bin Sheikh Tahir.

Students of the first batch was placed temporarily in English College Johore Bahru until the completion of the school's infrastructure in the month of April 1974. The first principal was Tuan Syed Ahmad Omar Al-Atas and since then, 13 principals have been on duty.

Situated at a mere one kilometre from Kluang, the school covers an area of 32 acres and it provides ample facilities for secondary students. From the year 1974 to 1984, the school received Form 6 students and from the year 1985 until 1989, the school carried out GCE A-Level. After that, the school maintains receiving only Form 1 to Form 5 students until now.

The main field (Padang A), was completed in 1976 and the second field (Padang B), was completed in 1988. The fields are used for various sports occasions and trainings.

Since 1996, the school reserved two classes for students majoring in Technical Science and three classes for students majoring in Pure Science. SCORE was named a smart school in 1999.

In 2011, the school received the Cluster School title (thanks to the school's tremendous Mathematics and hockey team achievements), and finally in 2012, the school was officially designated as one of the high performance schools in Malaysia.


No. From To Principal Name
1. 1973 1974 Tuan Syed Ahmad b. Syed Omar
2. 1974 1981 Hamzah b. Hj.Abdul Rahid, P.I.S
3. 1982 1984 Tuan Haji Abu Bakar b. Bachik
4. 1984 1985 Abd Malik b. Ismail
5. 1986 1987 Tuan Hj. Shukor b. Md Dom, P.I.S
6. 1987 1988 Tuan Hj. Mohd Ropi b. Jahis, P.I.S
7. 1988 1994 Tuan Hj. Abu Naim b. Hj Siran, P.I.S
8. 1994 1997 Jailani b. Rusni
9. 1997 Dec 1997 Tuan Hj. Rokhani b. Mangi
10. Apr 1998 Dec 1998 Tuan Hj. Abdullah b. Idrus
11. Dec 1998 Jun 2001 Tuan Hj. Umar b. Kamari
12. Jun 2001 Aug 2002 Tuan Hj. Kamarudin b. Abu
13. 2002 2010 Tuan Hj. Nojumuddin b. Abd Samad
14. 2010 Aug 2013 Tuan Hj. Idris B. Ahmad
15. Aug 2013 2017 Encik Ibrahim B. Omar
16. 2018 present Encik Kuswandi B. Tayen

Current Batches[edit]

  • Form 5 (ZENITH 1519) (46th batch)
  • Form 4 (NEOS 1620) (47th batch)
  • Form 3 (EMERALD 1721) (48th batch)
  • Form 2 (CELESTIAL 1822 ) (49th batch)
  • Form 1 ( FUSION 1923 ) ( 50th batch)

Academic Curricular[edit]

Year by year, SMSJ continues to excel in both PMR and SPM, the two major public examinations in Malaysia.[citation needed] The school proves itself to be worthy when it succeed to produce a high percentage of straight "A" scorers for both examinations.

The PMR record was broken in the year 2011 with a school average grade value of 1.01 placing SMSJ on the 7th place among all the other residential schools; successfully beating other elite schools and past high-achievers.

The SPM record in the other hand is still being held by the 2008 batch with a school average grade of 1.906 placing SMSJ on the 7th place among all other residential schools.

Former Students[edit]

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