本校学生出路多且广，校友遍布全球，秉其所学献身社会，在各个领域崭露头角，深受各方重视与称许。本校自 1999 年全校学生人数逐年增长，从 1999 年全校人数 177人至 2018年已达834人，成为中型学校。有学生宿舍供外地学生住宿，现有寄宿学生416人。
San Min School was established in 1929 when Hua Keow, Pei Hua and Chong Hwa merged. The year 1962 saw San Min School splitting up after the implementation of the Rahman Talib Report in 1961, hence S. M. San Min (Suwa) was born.
Our School is located in the suburbs of Teluk Intan, Perak. It occupies a land area of 3 hectares, systematically planned with abundant greenery and tranquility which is ideal for studies. Our School undertakes the responsibility to train and nurture the present and future generations and the mission to safeguard the Chinese cultural roots.
We implement the teachings of Confucius where emphasis is laid on the fact there should not be any class distinction in education. Besides Mandarin, being the medium of instruction, both Bahasa Malaysia and English are of equal importance.
Our School adopts the curriculum set by Dong Jiao Zong and students sit for the Unified Examination (UEC). The Certificate is favourably accepted and recognized by local as well as foreign universities, colleges and educational institutions. The prospects of our graduates are many and varied.
Our alumni proliferate the world, striking out conspicuously in all domains, highly valued, respected and commended in society. Since 1999 our enrolment has increased remarkably from a mere 177 to 834 students, thereby becoming a medium-sized school.
We implements a “3-3 system” whereby students receive a 3-year Junior level education and another 3-year Senior level education, which is categorized into Science, Commerce, Arts, Catering Skills Section.