Secondary Board High School

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Secondary Board High School
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Secondary Board High School
Cuttack, Odisha
Coordinates 20°28′04″N 85°53′12″E / 20.4678°N 85.8867°E / 20.4678; 85.8867Coordinates: 20°28′04″N 85°53′12″E / 20.4678°N 85.8867°E / 20.4678; 85.8867
Type Public high school
Established 3 August 1959 (57 years ago) (1959-08-03)
Principal Jyotsna Sarangi
Grades Classes 6 – 10
Number of students 1,100+
Medium of language Oriya
Campus type Urban
Affiliation Board of Secondary Education, Odisha

The Secondary Board High School is an Indian public high school in Cuttack, Odisha. It is situated at the Bajrakabati Road of Cuttack on the same campus as the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (BSE).

Established in 1959 by the BSE, the school was created as a model high school for imparting education in the Odisha state board system. The school has classes only from Std VI to X.

On 3 August 2009, this school celebrated its golden jubilee.[1]


In 1952–53, the Mudaliar Commission's report on Reform in the System of Secondary Education in India[2] suggested a vast set of reforms for the education system. At that time, the educationists-cum-policy makers for Odisha, e.g., Professor B. C. Das, DPI; Shree H. Mishra, DDPI; Dr. S. Sahu, and senior officials of the BSE conceived an idea to establish three model schools at Cuttack, Sambalpur and Berhampur, respectively.

Under this initiative, construction of a school, named Secondary Board High School, began at Cuttack in 1958. The school opened on 3 August 1959 with 148 students (including 31 girls), under the guidance of Shree Chakradhar Mohanty, deputed by the BSE as special officer, and nine teachers.

It was initially planned to have only three classes, i.e., VI, VII and VIII, and accordingly, admission process began on 9 June 1959 starting with Class-VI. On demand by local guardians, classes IX and X were introduced later. The first batch passed the HSC Examination in 1962 with three years of study in the school, the fully trained first batch passed out in 1965 with all six years of study in the school.

Gradually the strength of students grew up to 1,100 by 1984.[3]

Campus and buildings[edit]

Main entrance of the school

The school shares the same campus as the BCE and the two buildings stand facing each other. Although the campus has a gate at the entrance on Bajrakabati Road, there is no clear demarcation or boundary walls for the entire campus.

House system[edit]

The school has classes from VI to X with three sections in classes VI and VII and four sections in classes VIII, IX, X. Each of the sections or houses is named after one of the states of India. On 3 August each year, when the school celebrates its annual day, each of the houses makes a display of the rich culture of the it associated state. This display is evaluated each year and the best house is selected.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Singha, Minati (19 July 2009). "Old Boys Pay Back Debt' to Alma Mater". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Mudaliar Commission Report". Scribd. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Old Boys Association Home page". The Old Boys Association SBHS. Retrieved 1 July 2012.