Sekolah Tinggi Muar or High School Muar (HSM ) as it is popularly known was founded in 1902.It is one of the oldest school in Muar district and is situated close to the Muar river together with several prominent buildings such as the Muar Supreme Court , Government offices and Muar District Police Headquarters.Due to its strategic location , many district and state level functions are held in our school hall , one of it is the annual district level Teachers Day celebration .
The school was founded in 1902 and began as a Government English school. Around 1957-1959 , it became the centre for DTC Teachers Training Centre and in 1965-1967 it became the centre for RTC Training.For the first time in 1965 our school took in Form Six students to cater the needs of students from Northern Johor.In 1997, 2 blocks of buildings were added including the present school hall and 'surau' as an expansion programme.Being a Premier school in Muar district , Muar High School has produced generations of old boys in various fields.Some of the prominent figures of our old boys are YAB Dato Hj.Abdul Ghani B.Othman our Johor state Menteri Besar , YB.Tan Sri Muhyddin B.Hj.Mohd.Yassin ( Minister of Local Trade and Consumer Affairs) , YB. Dato Chua Jui Meng ( Minister of Health ) and Tan Sri Jaafar B.Husin ( ex Governor of Bank Negara ) .
Today the school has the total strength of 35 classes , 1084 students from Form One to Form Six , 86 teachers and numerous societies , clubs and uniform groups for its curricular and co-curricular needs .
The year 1998 , we saw the renovation and refurbishing of our beloved century old school building commenced at a cost of RM 1.9 million obtained from the approval of the Johor State Exco .This project has taken our grand old school to the next century with a grandeur look but maintaining the architecture and facade of 1915.For this we thank our YAB Menteri Besar Johor , Dato Hj.Abdul Ghani B.Hj.Othman for his foresight in preserving historical buildings in Johor.
In 1997 , our school was awarded the best school in the Johor state for the STPM exam based on the quality of students from the Science stream who achieved 5 Principals and 100% passes.This success was once again achieved in the year 2000.In the same year , our student Affendi Helmi B.Hj.Hashim achieved 10 - 1A for his SPM exam and he was the only Bumiputera student in Johor to achieve this outstanding result.For curricular activities our students have also shown tremendous achievements.In 1997, we were champs for the Economic Quiz Piala DiRaja Prof. Ungku Aziz.For SUKMA games last year, several of our boys took part in the dragon boat race event and received a gold , a silver and a bronze medal respectively.In the year 2000 , the school Leo Club was awarded the Leo Club International award while our 1 st BMG (Bandar Maharani Group) Scout Movement received the highest award - Anugerah Kenyalang at the National Level Scout Jambory held in Kuching , Sarawak.This year , four our Scout members were awarded King Scout and was the first runner up for NGO Category in the district level Uniform Group Marching Competition held recently.
As in our school motto - Deeds Not Words , we in High School Muar together with our beloved Principal , Encik Jamian B.Jaafar practice excellent school culture with full determination and sincerity towards producing individuals with knowledge , good moral values and personality according to our country's education policy .We encourage our students to have a balanced participation in curriculum and co-curriculum activities and to ensure that they cultivate the appropriate universal , moral and social values to meet the challenges of modernisation .