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Barisal Zilla School
বরিশাল জিলা স্কুল
Barisal Zilla School West Building
Barisal Zilla School West Building
Sadar Road


Coordinates 22°41′53″N 90°22′08″E / 22.698°N 90.369°E / 22.698; 90.369
Type Government School
Motto "পড় তোমার প্রভুর নামে"
Established 23 December 1829 (1829-12-23)
School board Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Barisal
Faculty 54
Grades Class III-X
Gender Boys Only
Enrollment 2500+
Language Bengali
Nickname BZS
Yearbook Sobuj Pata
Special project Connecting classrooms under British Council

Barisal Zilla School is a boys school located in Barisal, Bangladesh. It is one of the oldest and top ranked high schools in the country and the first high school in Barisal Division.

It was founded by an Englishman, N. W. Garret, on 23 December 1829 with only 8 students. Now it has more than two thousand students.

Notable alumni

Barisal Zilla School produced many leading local reformers, politicians, statesmen, educationists, philosophers, poets-writers, and sportsmen. Those notable persons include:

  • Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali nationalist and statesman
  • Abdul Jabbar Khan, former speaker
  • Abdur Rahman Biswas, former president of Bangladesh
  • Altaf Mahmud, music composer
  • Sardar Fazlul Karim, scholar, academic, philosopher and essayist
  • Buddhadeb Guha, writer
  • Lieutenant General Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, ex-chief of Army staff
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