Watson High School, Madhubani

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Watson High School
Coordinates 26°20′36″N86°04′25″E / 26.3434°N 86.0735°E / 26.3434; 86.0735 Coordinates: 26°20′36″N86°04′25″E / 26.3434°N 86.0735°E / 26.3434; 86.0735
Other nameSuraj Narayan Singh Dev Narayan Gurmaita Watson Boys High School
TypeSr. Sec. School/10+2
MottoService Before Self
Established1901;118 years ago (1901)
FounderA. W. Watson
ClassesIX to XII
Affiliations Bihar School Examination Board, BSEB

Watson High School Madhubani is a high school located in Madhubani, Bihar, India. It was established in 1901 by A. W. Watson, who was Sub-Divisional Officer in Madhubani from November 1900 to April 1903. [1] [2]

Madhubani, India Town in Bihar, India

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The school is affiliated to BSEB, Patna, and offers schooling from IX to Class XII. [ citation needed ]

Renamed as : Suraj Narayan Singh Dev Narayan Gurmaita Boys High School after 1997. [ citation needed ]


  1. Aḥmad, Iẓhār (2007), Madhubani, through the ages: a regional history of Madhubani, Image Impressions, p. 65, retrieved 26 September 2013Quote: "Mr. A. W. Watson while SDO Madhubani (Nov. 1900- April 1903) established an English School in the year 1901 to spread education in the area. The school was named "Watson H. E. School". Recently the name of the school has been changed. The school is situated in the heart of the town near sub- divisional officer's office. This school has produced very-very distinguished persons who have earned name and fame in the country. (p. 65)"
  2. Bihar (India); Choudhury, Pranab Chandra Roy (1964), Bihar district gazetteers, Printed by the Superintendant, Secretariat Press, Bihar, retrieved 26 September 2013Quote: "Watson Multi-purpose Higher Secondary School, Madhubani. This school was started in 1901 in Madhubani. In 1901 it had 150 students and 7 teachers. In 1961 it has 479 students and 17 teachers. There is also a Social Education Centre, Junior Division N.C.C. and A. C. C. in this school. It has a good library. This school was converted into Multi-purpose Higher Secondary School in 1959."

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