SMS Tuanku Syed Putra

Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Syed Putra (English: Syed Putra Science Secondary School; abbreviated SMSTSP; formerly known as Sekolah Menengah Sains Perlis) is a premier boarding school located in Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia. In 2010, the school was awarded the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School award, a title awarded to the 20 schools in Malaysia that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages.[1]

SMS Tuanku Syed Putra
TypeSecondary school,
Boarding school, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh, Mixed-gender education
MottoTekun Usaha Jaya
(Assiduous,Efforts,Success )
School districtKangar
PrincipalTuan Haji Mohd Saharuddin bin Sadali
GradesForm 1 - Form 5
Classes(Lower Form) Itqan, Ihsan, Ikhlas, Iltizam - (Upper Form Pure Science) Baiduri, Delima, Sarjana, (Upper Form Technical Science/ Pure Science) Cendekia
Medium of languageMalay, English
HousesMarikh (red), Musytari (green), Zuhal (yellow), Zuhrah (blue)
Colour(s)            Yellow,Green and Blue
SongTekun Usaha Jaya
AffiliationSekolah Berasrama Penuh, Ministry of Education (Malaysia),

The school specialises in soccer, innovation and invention.[2] The school performance in the recent Penilaian Menengah Rendah (2013) is the best in Perlis and fourteenth ranking in Sekolah Berasrama Penuh with 76.92% students gaining straight A's with GPS 1.0526[3][4] while Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia is the best in Perlis with 30 students obtaining straight A's.[5]


The school was founded in 1973, with the name Sekolah Menengah Sains Perlis. All students were studying at Derma, Kangar under the supervision of Mr. B.P. Mr. Chopra, first supervisor and Senior Assistant Othman bin Mat. It enrolled 109 students.

In June 1974, the school moved to a new building in Behor Pulai. The school supervisor at that time was Mr. Othman bin Mat and First Assistant was Baharom bin Mohamad. The next Principal was the first appointed to lead the school, En. Abd. Rahim bin Abd. Majid. He took the position in September 1974. In 1998, the school was grouped as one of 88 Smart Schools in Malaysia.

In January 2001 two-story Engineering building was built near the girls' hostel.

The school was granted Cluster School status in 2009 and is one of the first 20 schools to earn the status of a high performance school (Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi) in 2010.


SMSTSP (formerly known as Sekolah Menengah Sains Perlis) is located in Padang Behor Pulai. It is about two kilometres from Kangar, in a residential cum educational area. The campus occupies 12 hectares, near the educational institutions Maktab Perguruan Perlis and ILP.


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Official : Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Syed Putra".
  3. "Melvister".

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