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May 2017 Update

Jinzhai County Zhangchong Yu-Lang Hope Middle School

Date of Visit: May 12, 2017

Purpose of Visit: Revisit

Grades: 6-9 (6 classes total)

This school provides a well-balanced education. Located in the foothills in a rustic township, the scenery is beautiful and the environment is peaceful.


No. of Students: 186 (116 boarding)

Of the graduating students, about 30-40% go on to study at regular high school, 40% to vocational school, and 10% start working.


No. of Teachers: 26 (mostly boarding)


– 1 three-storied building (Dehui Tower)
– 2 dormitory buildings (1 male, 1 female)
– 6+ classrooms (including computer classroom, science classroom, music classroom, etc.)
– Teachers’ offices
– Conference room
– Counselor’s office
– Library: ~12,000 books
– Computer Room: 40 computers
– Cafeteria: good condition; three cooks/servers on staff; meals: government subsidizes 4 RMB and students pay 2 RMB, three dishes and a soup).
– Restrooms: satisfactory
– Athletic field: includes artificial turf, a 400-meter looped running track, a soccer field, and a basketball court.


The music classroom needs a piano. Middle school students are at the age where they begin dating and relationships which may interfere with their schoolwork. Thus, the school has set up a counselor’s office to help advise students.