The school was founded in 1917 as Dong Khanh School and was at that time reserved for women. After the revolution of August 1945, the school was renamed Truong Vuong, the title given to the Trung sisters who fought against Chinese rule nearly 2,000 years ago, The school was then open to girls and boys.
The school has greatly contributed to the academic performance of Vietnam. For example, Hoang Le Minh, a student of Trung Vuong, became the first Vietnamese student to win a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad. Trung Vuong is also the alma mater of many Vietnamese scientists and officials from central and Hanoi governments.
During his lifetime, President Ho Chi Minh went to school five times, highlighting the President’s special attention to this tradition-rich school, which has received much praise from the state. . On the occasion of the centenary of the founding of Trung Vuong School, highlighted in November 2017, National Assembly President Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan awarded the Order of Independence, First Class, to teachers and to the students of the school.
A series of stamps on the theme “Dong Khanh-Trung Vuong School” was also issued on the occasion of the school’s centennial.