This was one of the most remarkable works from the Cuban school building plan during the 1970s. It is a boarding school for 2500 students which includes basic secondary education and senior high school. The students are selected among the best records of primary education in the province. At its inauguration in September 1976 the then president -Fidel Castro- proclaimed it "the best school in Cuba". This is one of the 186 Cuban buildings of the Modern Movement that in 2010 were included in the Registry of National and Local Monuments.