This school is getting more and more attention, not just only locally. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Data Penggawa Timur (SMKDPT) is now a well-known and prestigious secondary school in the state of Johor.
The students here have achieved impressive academic result in the year of 2008: 17 students with 10As in SPM (GCE O-Level) and 2 students with 4As in STPM (GCE A-Level). I am not aware of any advanced facilities in the school. Thus, I believe the achievement could have owed to the commitments of the teachers and the hardwork from the students.