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Comilla Zilla School (Bengali: কুমিল্লা জিলা স্কুল) is a boys' school in Comilla, a city in Bangladesh. It is one of the oldest schools in the country. It was the only school in Comilla when it was established in 1837.
|Comilla Zilla School|
কুমিল্লা জিলা স্কুল
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||পড় তোমার প্রভুর নামে|
|School board||Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Comilla|
|Headmistress||Rasheda Akter (2011-present)|
|Grades||Class 5 to 10|
|Campus size||Urban, 5.69 acres|
|Sports||Cricket, football, handball, badminton, basketball|
|Special project||Connecting classrooms under British Council|
The school, in the center of Comilla town, was established on 20 July 1837 by the Englishman Henry George Leicester. It was set up by the government of British India for teaching English literature and science and named Comilla Zilla School. In the beginning, there were only 37 students. From 1857, the school was running under Kolkata University. In the 1850s, the school academic building was expanded and more facilities were created to make it a full-fledged high school. The school is situated on 5.69 acres.
Initially the school conducted only one shift. From 1991 two shifts were introduced: morning and day. Presently all the classes from 5 to 10 are running. There are six sections in each of the classes: ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ for class six to ten where ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ are in morning shift and day shift.
There are 60 students in each of the sections. For class nine and ten, students are distributed into four sections following the same structure with a larger number of students in a class. Almost 2,000 students are studying in the school with 53 teachers.
There are four buildings, a Shaheed Minar and a hostel for the students. There is also a library and a common room.
- Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC)
- Red Crescent
- Sports (athletics, cricket, badminton, basketball, swimming, and football)
- Cultural activities
- Math and language competitions
- Science fair
- Study tour
- Participates in the Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad annually
- Participates in the Bangladesh Physics Olympiad annually
- Participates in Bangladesh Junior Science Olympiad annually
- Chess tournaments
These school has three academic buildings, an administrative building and two hostels. There is a big field in the school arena, as well as a basketball court . Other facilities include mosque, workshop, auditorium, canteen, shaheed minar, and library. There are 53 teachers and 20 staff. The school has five laboratories and a computer lab.
The school is known for the quality of education. Less than 10% of the total applicants are admitted.
Among schools under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Comilla, the school ranked first numerous times on Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.
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