Shanghai High School

Shanghai High School
989 Baise Road


Type Public
Motto 读书,明理,做人,成材

study, sensibility, morals, success
Established 1865
Principal Feng, Zhigang (冯志刚)
Faculty 178
Enrollment over 3000
Campus 56 acres (230,000 m2)

Shanghai High School (Chinese: 上海中学) is a top public high school in Shanghai municipality, People's Republic of China. It also has an international division, the Shanghai High School International Division. In a 2016 ranking of Chinese high schools that send students to study in American universities, Shanghai High School ranked number 3 in mainland China in terms of the number of students entering top American universities.[1][2]

Picture of Longmen Building and Chinese Flag.
上海中学 - Shanghai High School

Location and campuses [ edit ]

The campus is located on 989 Baise Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China. The campus covers 340 mu or about 56 acres.[3]

Its junior department was separated to Shanghai Huayu Private School (Chinese: 上海市民办华育中學)in 1999. Shanghai High School's sister school in Hong Kong is the St. Paul's Co-educational College.

History [ edit ]

The school was established in 1865 (originally named Longmen Academy 龍門書院). Its name was changed to Jiangsu Shanghai High School in 1927, and it was renamed as Shanghai High School in 1950.

During World War II, the school's buildings were used by the Japanese as a prison camp, Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center. An exhibition of the school's unique history can be seen in the school's art building exhibition center.

In June 1993, Shanghai High School became the first Chinese school to start an international division. In 1995, Shanghai High School International Division became the first in China to offer an International Baccalaureate program. More than 1750 students from the United States, Japan, Korea, Canada, England, Italy, Germany, Australia, Yugoslavia, Iran, Egypt, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan represent just some of the fifty plus countries and regions represented at Shanghai High School International Division. In 2005, 37.5% graduates entered top 20 universities in the US.

In 2003, Shanghai High School became a UNESCO associated school. That October, it became the first "Shanghai Municipal Demonstration School."

Administration [ edit ]

Principals [ edit ]

  • Tang, Shouqian (汤寿潜)
  • Yang, Xianjiang (杨贤江)
  • Ou, Yuanhuai (欧元怀)
  • Zheng, Tonghe (郑通和)
  • Wang, Shikan (王士侃)
  • Wu, Ruinian (吴瑞年)
  • Shen, Yizhen (沈亦珍)
  • Sun, Fuxi (孙福熙)
  • Chen, Guangzu (陈光祖)
  • Ye, Keping (叶克平)
  • Bai, Zaili (白宰理)
  • Fang, Qi'ao (方启敖)
  • Tang, Shengchang (唐盛昌)
  • Feng, Zhigang (冯志刚, current principal)[4]

International division [ edit ]

The international division of Shanghai High School, SHSID currently enrolls over 3000 students. It is known for its reputation as an International Baccalaureate World School and often scores above the world averages. In its recent history, it has also implemented AP courses and tests, as well as school-only SAT reasoning and subject testing centers. Teaching materials are based upon Taiwanese/Hong Kong or American teaching curriculum with midterm and final testing on a semester basis.

Academics [ edit ]

Olympiad prize winners [ edit ]

The Shanghai High School puts much emphasis on education of winners in Olympiad competitions. For those who won gold medals on the international and national levels, the school awards them "summa cum laude". These students' transcripts are attractive to prestigious US colleges like MIT and Stanford.

Mathematics class [ edit ]

Since 1990, Shanghai High School has set up, at each level of age, a Mathematics class. Within these classes are students who are both interested in and very good at Mathematics (or other science subjects like Physics and Chemistry). The curriculum are special for students of Mathematics class, which biases strongly to subjects like Mathematics. Also, the pacing of teaching is very fast comparing to the norm.

The current principal, Mr. Feng, Zhigang, was/is also one of the Mathematics teachers of the Mathematics classes.

Innovation class [ edit ]

Engineering class [ edit ]

College application [ edit ]

Each year about 400 students graduate from Shanghai High School Local Division. Over 99% of the graduating class enter the rank one undergraduate(Chinese: 一类本科). Over 60% of the graduating class enter top national universities, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University and University of Hong Kong. Around 15% of the student body get admitted to renowned colleges in US, UK and Japan, including Harvard University, Stanford University, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Cambridge. Of the students who have taken SAT tests, the average score of each class ranges from 2100 to 2200 (out of 2400), with the majority of them scoring over 2200.

Alumni [ edit ]

Over the years, Shanghai High School has had many notable alumni, including over 100 provincial level or higher leaders, 29 People's Liberation Army generals, and 51 Chinese Academy of Science members.[5]

In the last five years, 95% of the graduates of Shanghai High School have attended the most elite universities in China. In 2006, this percentage increased to 99%. Of those students, 65% attended either Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University or Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Notable alumni:

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ People's Daily "" Feb 24, 2016.
  2. ^ CollegeNode Ranking ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-04-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)"
  3. ^ "Official Website". Shanghai High School. Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2010-01-07. CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-11-03. CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links [ edit ]

Coordinates: 31°08′28″N121°25′59″E / 31.1411°N 121.433°E / 31.1411; 121.433

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