SMP Negeri 5 Bandung

SMP Negeri 5 Bandung

High School Infobox
name=SMP Negeri 5 Bandung

principal=Drs. H. Dradjat Sudradjat, M.M.Pd.
type=Public school
location= Jalan Sumatera No. 40, Bandung, West Java
enrollment=approx. 380/year
motto= Tiada Hari Tanpa Prestasi, Tiada Prestasi Tanpa Kerja Keras
website= [] |

SMP Negeri 5 Bandung, Sekolah Menengah Pertama Negeri 5 Bandung, or Bandung Junior High School 5 in English is a junior high school located in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Distinguished and prestigious because of it's famous alumni, the school is one of the most popular public Junior High School in Indonesia in terms of numbers of registration during new school years, and challenging qualification passing grades in terms of educational quality. It is located in Jalan Sumatera No. 40, Bandung, West Java, 40113.


History of SMP Negeri 5 Bandung stretches back to the year 1920, when Indonesia was still occupied by the Dutch.


SMP Negeri 5 Bandung was founded in 1920 by the Dutch, when Indonesia was still part of the Dutch colony. At that time, it was called "MULO", which stood for "Meer Uitgebreid Lager Onderwijs", meaning "more extended lower education". Most of the pupils were Dutch, Arabic, Chinese, Indian. The Dutch did not allow Indonesian to join the classes because Indonesians were slaves to them, and slaves were not allowed to be educated. The study took 5 years, from year 1 to year 5.

When the Japanese took over the colonization in the 1940's, they changed the name and function of the building from "MULO" to "Kompetai", which function was a torture chamber.


After Indonesia gained independence in 1945, and the Indonesian government took over, the function of Kompetai switched back to educational building using the name "MULO". Then in the 1950's, Mr. Fernandus, a Dutch, was appointed principal, and the name was changed to SMP Negeri 5 Bandung, which is held until now. Indonesians were permitted to attend the classes.


Mr. Fernandus' position as the principal was taken over by Mr. Samsudin Tang. Not long after, his position was also taken over by Mr. Poedijo, then by Mr. Rd. Hamzah, and finally Mr. Drs. R. P. Hartoyo, which was the fifth principal of the school. In his term, SMP Negeri 5 Bandung held many impressive achievements, and since then the school has become one of the most well-known elementary school by students all over Indonesia.

The principal was always changing time to time. Mr. Drs. R. P. Hartoyo's position was substituted by Mr. Drs. E. Kostram, his position was also substituted by Mr. Rombang Kushardi W., BA in the early 1990s. In his term, the school's bi-monthly magazine "Info-5" released it's first issue. School's mosque, the Riyadlul Jannah was also built in his time.

Mr. Ateng Tisna Suwandi took over Mr. Drs. R. P. Hartoyo's position, and his term lasted for 3 years. In his time he made significant changes to the school; the construction of new teacher's lounge and new lavatory for students. Then, the ninth principal, Mr. Edi Parmadi, made another physical changes to the buildings, and reconstructed the school's front yard.

In about the year 2000, Mr. Edi's position was substituted by Mr. Drs. H. Nandi Supriadi, S. Pd., MBA. And in 2005, Mr. Drs. H. Dradjat Sudradjat, M. M. Pd., which is the current principal.

chool of National Standards and School of International Standards

In the years of Mr. Nandi Supriadi, the school experienced significant changes. The construction of the garden in front of the Science Laboratory, for instance. He also improved the cleanliness of the school, and had successfully persuaded the pupils to keep their consciousness of cleanliness high. The school successfully held the title of "Sekolah Standar Nasional" or School of National Standards as a result of his work.

Now, SMP Negeri 5 Bandung is one of a few schools in Indonesia which is greenlighted by the Indonesian Ministry of Education to develop, and become School of International Standards, or Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional (SBI).


Because the curriculum in Indonesia is revised by the Ministry of Education over time, SMP Negeri 5 Bandung make changes of its own curriculum, assimilating with the Ministry of Education's standard curriculum. The KTSP curriculum is the curriculum that the school uses in the current educational year, and will be used accordingly until the Ministry of Education revises the curriculum. Previous curriculum that was used in SMP Negeri 5 Bandung is KBK or Kurikulum Berbasis Kompetensi (Competency-Based Curriculum), which only used for a couple of years, from the educational year 2004 - 2005 through 2005 - 2006.

Extracurricular Activities

The school demands it's students to join at least one extracurricular activity, so SMP Negeri 5 Bandung made various kinds of extracurricular activities available for the pupils to join. The following are some of the most popular.

MPN 5 Scout

An extracurricular activity that is for those who enjoy scouting activities.


A religious extracurricular activity, which focuses on the understanding of Islam.


An extracurricular activity that is for those who are fond of science.

Pewarta Lima (PEMA)

An extracurricular activity that is for those who are fond of journalism. Info-5, the school magazine is under PEMA management.


There are various kinds of sport clubs in SMP Negeri 5 Bandung, including futsal, basketball, baseball, softball, and martial arts.


Study Groups

Regular Classes : 31 Study Groups
SBI Classes (School of International Standard Class) : 1 Study Group
Accelaration Classes : 2 Study Groups
Totals of Students :1316 Pupils

7th Year : 381 Pupils
8th Year : 410 Pupils
9th Year : 484 Pupils
1st Acceleration Classes : 19 Pupils
2nd Acceleration Classes : 22 Pupils
SBI (School of International Standard Class) : 30 Pupils


The SMP Negeri 5 Bandung cafeteria is typical to common Indonesian school cafeterias. The cafetaria does not give out the students food; it consists of small counters for students to buy their meal. Beside the cafeteria, there are food stalls outside the school, and students are permitted to buy their foods there. One of which is Soto Lamongan, with their specialty, soto; Indonesian traditional chicken soup, and their fried chicken, which is the students' favorite. Students cannot have their meals outside the school in school hours, so they order their meals to be delivered to the school.


SMP Negeri 5 Bandung holds many events every year. Once of which, the most famous and distinguished event is the annual Bazaar, or school festival, which held by OSIS (the Student Council, held by Ketua OSIS, or the Student Body President). The bazaar is always themed, and it changes every year. In 2007, for instance, the bazaar was themed "Java Straat Festival". The bazaar is typical to common school festivals with bands and performing acts of the school extracurricular activities, and often spiced up by famous Indonesian artists.

External links

* [ Website of SMP Negeri 5 Bandung]



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