On the 3rd of January 1983, SMK Damansara Jaya was born. Just like any other ordinary secondary school, its responsibilities were simple but complex – to guide and to teach the younger generations to succeed and to lead the nation in the future.
It had 3 blocks, 6 classrooms, 24 teachers and a total of 189 students the first year it opened its doors to the public. Over the next few years, the number of students increased dramatically. To solve the problems of overcrowding, two temporary blocks, Blocks D and E, were built in 1985. Furthermore in 1988, the addition of Block F was planned. Also in the year 1988, SMKDJ was conferred the title "Sekolah Harapan Negara", a great acheivement for it's time.
The construction of Block F was completed in 1992. A later development was the Bilik Bergerak.
In the year 2013, SMKDJ achieved an amazing feat - it was officially promoted to a Cluster School of Excellence. SMKDJ was converted into a single session school in 2015. With the co-operation from the students, teachers and everyone else involved in the school, SMKDJ will be a school to be proud of for years to come.
At SMK DJ, we believe in quality communication. To achieve that, we have been practicing bilingual education in our teachings.
As we rapidly transition into a world without borders, the demand for a good grasp of the English language is ever rising. However, we do not lose sight of the importance of our native tongue, Bahasa Melayu, as the main medium of communication in Malaysia and the glue that connects our diverse student body.
Therefore, the syllabus is presented to the students in both Bahasa Melayu and English, with varying amounts of each language used in accordance to the program model. Students understand and are able to apply the academic content in both languages, as bilingual education is applied consistently, all the way from the classroom to the examination hall.
This not only helps the students who struggle with either of the languages to grasp the syllabus, but equips the students with proficiency in both the spoken and written word of both languages, allowing them to start out at an advantage.
Never giving up under tough and challenging situations.
Always ready to lend a hand to those in need.
Not hesitant to share their thoughts and experience with others.
Actively participate in co-curricular and curricular activities.
Able to find solutions for different problems.
Always thinking out of the box through different perspectives.
Emblazoned all over the school building and on the school uniform, our school logo is a visual representation of SMK DJ's pride and purpose. It was designed by early DJians, who used various symbols to remind the countless generations of future DJians of what they stand for.
The crescent moon and yellow star are symbols of the official religion of Malaysia, Islam.
They represent the source of all knowledge and the strong desire among our students to learn.
Symbolises growth academically and extracurricularly in the students.
Dark blue is the background colour of the school badge and symbolises unity within DJians.
Red, the colour of blood, symbolises the spirit of fighting to fulfill one’s dreams and ambitions.
Yellow, the royal colour of Malaysia. The focus of undivided loyalty among Malaysians.
White represents cleanliness and purity, not just in thought, but also in our words and actions.
It represents sports and athletics, which are equally as important as academics and knowledge.
Malaysia’s national flower. It symbolises a pure soul and its five petals represent our country’s five principles.
It means gaining knowledge in order to do good to oneself, family, race, religion and country.