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Brief History of JWSSJurong West Secondary School functioned at the old Boon Lay Secondary premises along Jalan Boon Lay from 2 Jan 2001 until it moved to its new present premises at 6, Jurong West St 65 on 18 Mar 2002. The new 3.1 hectare premises, built at the cost of $20 million, included up-to-date facilities such as computer & science laboratories, media resource library & IT resource rooms and special rooms for art, music & dance.
Over the years, the sports facilities were further developed to include an astro-turf training pitch for hockey and an indoor sports hall which was commissioned in 2009. An artificial turf was installed on the school field in late 2010. In mid-2011, the staff and pupils started using the pitch for PE and Sports activities.
The school achieved its first ever Sustained Achievement Award in 2004 in Physical Fitness. The school has achieved Sustained Achievement Award for Uniformed Group in 2006 and every year thereafter. It was accorded Niche School in the area of Uniformed Group in 2007. The Sustained Achievement Award in Aesthetics was first achieved in 2008 and every year since then. In Sports, the school achieved its first Sustained Achievement Award in 2010. In the academic area, the school obtained its first Value-added Award (Silver) in the Normal Course in 2007 and in the Express Course in 2010.
The school was accorded the National Education Development Award in 2007 and re-certified in 2010 & 2012. The Character Development Award was secured in 2008 and re-certified in 2012. The school was accorded the Business Excellence (People Developer) in 2006 and this was re-certified in 2009 & 2012.