On 15th January 1980 (Army Day), the Chief of the Army Staff made an announcement regarding the establishment of Army Schools throughout the country to impart adequate educational facilities upto 10+2 level for the children of Army personnel.
Close on the heels of this announcement came the setting up of four Army Schools in 1980, at Udhampur, Bangalore, Dehradun and Ambala. More and more such schools are being raised to the status of Army Schools every year.
On 28th June, 1982, Army Public School, Narangi,commenced its first academic year as one of the Army Schools. In March 1992 the first batch of students both in the Science and Humanities Stream appeared for the Senior School Certificate Examination. In March 1997, the first batch of Commerce stream appeared for AISSCE.