学校秉承百年历史文化传统，吸纳地方民族文化灵秀，汲取现代文明精华，以“全面育人的教育观，全面发展的学生观，全面进步的质量观”打造具有丽江一中特色的学校发展模式，静心育人，潜心教书，教学质量逐年提升，办学效益得到上级部门、社会和家长的高度认可。学校被录入《全国著名中学》、《中国特色学校》等书。先后获得“国家级绿色学校”、 “云南省一级二等完中”、“云南省文明单位”、“云南省文明学校”、“云南省德育先进集体”、 “云南省教育科研先进单位”、“云南省平安校园”、“国家网球特色学校”、 “国家节约型公共机构示范学校”、 “云南省文明校园”、等荣誉称号。
A Brief Introduction to LiJiang No.1 High School
The LiJiang No.1 High School is one of the middle first-class high schools in Yunnan province. LiJiang No.1 High School, one of the earliest high schools in Yunnan province, was established in 1905 and was then named Middle School of LiJiang Prefecture. More than an educational institution, LiJiang No.1 High School was also recognized as a cradle of the Revolution and Culture of Northwest Dian. Located in the old town area of LiJiang, the school naturally becomes an indispensable part of LiJiang city, a World Heritage Site. With a long history and glorious culture, LiJiang No.1 High School is very rigorous in its schooling. Under the guiding school motto of “seek truth from facts, devote to be strong”, generations of students and teachers have honored the principles of “commitment, diligence, refinement, and devotion” in their learning and teaching, thus forming an excellent school ethos of “truth-seeking, rigorous, hardworking, and progressive.”
LiJiang No.1 High School covers an area of 15 hectares and has a floorage of almost 50 thousand square meters. The school boasts various advanced infrastructures, including three teaching buildings, a modern library, an experiment building, an arts building, an information building, an administrative building, students’ dorms, a standardized sports filed, an indoor stadium, and a cafeteria. The school library has a collection of more than 120,000 books and 250,000 e-books. The school has been updating its facilities with modern technology and now the school is equipped with fiber-optic local network, four information labs with 380 up-to-date computers, school-wide broadcasting system, school-wide music system and campus-card system. All of the classrooms are equipped with e-board, which renders teaching much easier and learning more efficient. Years of construction and modernization have transformed the school into a classical garden landscape, fitting into the LiJiang ancient city like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle.
The school has a student body of more than 1800 and they are grouped into different levels of 40 existing teaching classes. 220 teachers and staffs are responsible for the teaching and administration. Among the 198 teachers, some of them are entitled to various kinds of honorary titles among which there is one YunLing distinguished teacher, one provincial-level leading expert, two provincial-level leading teachers, one municipal-excellence expert, two LiJiang teaching excellence teachers, 86 senior teachers. Teaching excellence has earned the school several teaching bases and distinguished-teacher studios, including one provincial-level distinguished high-school math teacher’s studio, one LiJiang high-school math-teaching base, and one LiJiang English-teaching base.
LiJiang No.1 High School carries on the fine century-old tradition of history and culture and incorporates excellent local cultural elements and essence of modern civilization in its schooling and development. Aiming at cultivating students to be useful, comprehensive, and well-rounded persons, the school spares no efforts to build scientific, reasonable and distinctive curriculum and development system that can fully embody its own local cultural specialty. For many years, the school has been incorporating local dongba culture in its curriculum and by now the school has developed a curriculum which encourages students with dongba culture background to read dongba scripts and write dongba words, helping them to master their cultural heritages. To help student to become well-rounded persons, the school has been very supportive of various kinds of clubs and unions and so far there are over ten clubs on campus, including chess club, dance club, basketball club, comics clubs, etc. In this way, students have greatly broadened their interests and developed their comprehensive abilities in having fruitful and colorful lives.
LiJiang No.1 High School is listed in books like National Famous High Schools, Special High Schools in China and many other publications. The school so far has been awarded many honorary titles such as “National Green Campus”, “Middle First-Class High School in Yunnan”, “Model Unit in Yunnan”, “Model School in Yunnan”, “Excellence in Teaching and Researching Unit in Yunnan”, “Safe Campus in Yunnan” “National Tennis Specialty School”, “National Model Unit in Saving Resources”, “Civil Campus in Yunnan” , and many other honorary titles.