Center of Excellence Govt. Boys High School Jaranwala is located on main city road opposite courts. The school was established in 1907 as Primary level school by the British Government, it became elementary in 1913 and secondary in 1923. Total area of building is 72 Kanals. The school enjoys historical eminence in the city of Jaranwala with an academic history spreading over 108 years. It has some prominent figures on the roll of honors. A few to mention include Mr. Man Mohan Singh, Ex PM (India), Master Nin Laal, Meber Cental Working Committee Congress, Lt. Gen Amir Abdullah Niazi, Ex-Commander East Pakistan, Mr. Rana Maqbool, Ex IG Police, Mr. Amjad Saqib, Civil Beaurecrate, Mr. Laaiq Ahmad, Wing commander, PAF, Mr. Sheer Ali, Brigadier (Retd) Pak Army, Maj (R) Moueen Baari, Columnist, Maj (R) Rana Abdul Rehman, Ex MPA, Cit Nazim ,writer and Mr. Khawaja Hassan Karar, DIG Jails Punjab. In 2010 after promulgation of the PDS & CEA Act, the school being one of the important institutions was nominated to be converted into Center of Excellence on the approval of Chief Minister Punjab and named as Center of Excellence Govt. Boys High School Jaranwala under the umbrella of PDS & CEA. The contiguous MC primary school was also merged into the Centre of Excellence and thus so far it is the only school that meets the PDS & CEA criteria laid down by PDS & CEA. The construction of the new building commenced in 2010 and was completed in 2014 at the cost of Rs. 102.8 Million. Today the school has 52 x class rooms, 03 x laboratories, a multipurpose hall, a library and a play ground. For a competitive environment and uniform evaluation and in order to improve administration further academic/non academic staff including Assistant Admin Officer has recently been provided to the school.
Col Javaid Aslam (Retired) ex-Deputy Commandant Military College Jhelum is serving as Principal from 5 August 2015. School Council was converted into Governing Body and comprises 11 members with DCO as the Convener. School staff consists of total 116 faculty members (90 academic and 26 non academic staff). Currently the students’ strength is 2,289 having five academic levels, from grade six to Matric.
Students of Center of Excellence Boys Jaranwala this year appeared in one PEC and two Board Exams (9th and 10th) with pass percentages of 91.6%, 71% and 73% respectively. Last year three students bagged 1st positions in Essay writing, Urdu Debate Competition and Taekwondo Competition at District level. As envisaged in the Center of Excellence notification ultimate objective is to increase the levels from nursery to intermediate. For this purpose, a comprehensive planning is underway and will be instituted w.e.f the next academic year.
Like all other Centers of Excellences Center of Excellence Govt. Boys High School Jaranwala will be affiliated with the Lahore Board w.e.f 2016 onwards.