At the gate of the Xiling Gorge and beside the changing channel of Gezhou Dam lies Yichang No.1 Senior High School. The school was founded in 1910 and was once called Yichang Prefecture Middle school. Later the name was changed several times. It gained its present name in 1954.
In 1953, the school was appointed as one of the key schools. Then in 1987, it was evaluated as the experimental school for the educational reforÿ@ and the training of physical talents in Hubei Province. In 1980, it was given the title of “Advanced Unit” which is up to the standard of national physical training. In 1995, it was awarded the “Civilized Unit ”by the city government and in 1996, the “Garden-like School”, “Advanced Unit” and also the name “Civilized Unit” by provincial committee and government. We have founded a good relationship with Wateau Middle School in France. In April, 1998, it was given the title “Model School” by the provincial Education Inspectorate. At the same time, it was awarded the “Famous-brand School ” by the City Educational Department. In 1997, it was entitled “Garden-like School” again. In September, 1998, it was pointed as the experimental school for quality education by the provincial Education Department. Again in 1998,it gained the title “Civilized Unit”.
Since the founding of the New China, our school has cultivated more than 10,000 qualified graduates for the country. And most of them have gone to advanced institutes for further study.
The school covers about 52,800 square meters. There are teaching buildings, a modern science building, a library, a gymnasium, a standard sports field, a computer lab, and a sound lab with multi-media facility, a typing room, a audio-visual system, a monitor system and over 50,000 books, which altogether provide a wide field for quality education.
A qualified team of teachers in the school includes 6 teaching specialists, 51 advanced teachers. Over 70% of the entire teachers have got professional titles in middle level and high level. In the past few years, 2 teachers have got the first prize in the National Excellent Teaching Competition, 40 teachers have got prizes in provincial and civic Excellent Teaching Competition. As many as 30 books and 300 theses have been published by provincial press. Nearly 30 teachers were members or directors of provincial Education Learned Association.
The apartments for foreign teachers have been prepared. They are at No.50. Bei Men Street. The door of the apartment is open to the school and can be enclosed as a separate one for it’s on the first floor of the teacher’s building. The apartments are equipped with standard structure, which contains two bedrooms and one living room. It takes up 55 square meters.
paranoma of schoolyard
Three Gorges Dam
Airscape of the Three Gorges Dam