DepED Manila Public Schools

The City of Manila is divided into 6 congressional districts with 16 administrative districts, 100 zones and 897 barangays.  Tondo, with 24 zones is divided into two-Tondo 1 which is the first congressional district and Tondo II, the second congressional district.  District III has 16 zones which includes Binondo, Quiapo, San Nicolas and Sta. Cruz. District IV, with 17 zones, is comprised of Sampaloc alone.  District V, with 32 zones, includes Ermita. Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Port Area and San Andres.  District VI, with 11 zones is comprised of San Miguel, Pandacan, Sta. Ana and Sta. Mesa.

There are 17 schools in District I (12 elementary and 5 secondary)
located in Tondo I area.

Elementary Schools:
  1. Amado V. Hernandez
  2.  Arsenio H. Lacson 
  3.  Emilio Jacinto
  4.  Isabelo Delos Reyes
  5.  Jose Coraron De Jesus
  6.  Jose Rizal
  7.  Magat Salamat
  8.  Manuel L. Quezon
  9.  Rosauro Almario
       Isla Puting Bato - Annex
       Parola - Annex
10. Teodoro R. Yangco
11. Timoteo Paez Integrated
12. Gen. Vicente Lim

Secondary Schools:

  1.  Juan Nolasco
  2.  Timoteo Paez Integrated
  3.  Gregorio Perfecto
  4.  Tondo
  5.  Antonio J. Vilegas

      Priority Improvement Areas:
            Elementary and Secondary
·         Increase in students’ achievement in the DAT and NAT by 2%
·         Development of School Reading Program for slow readers in Grades II-VI and 1st to 4th years
·         Improvement of students’ health and nutritional status  belonging to the Below Normal Status
·         For teachers, re-engineering of Learning Action Cell(LAC)/Quality Productivity Circle (QPC) sessions and continuous training
·         Improvement of the English Language proficiency of teachers in Mathematics Science, and English
·         Enhancement of values awareness of teachers
·         Improvement of schools’ physical resources
·         Stronger/focused community involvement in school programs and activities
·         Increase enrolment in ALS
·         Reproduction of ALS Learning Modules and
·         Establishment of additional ALS Learning Centers in the community

There are 20 schools in District II (14 elementary and 6 secondary)
located in Tondo II area.

Elementary Schools:

  1.  Arsenio C. Herrera
  2.  Barrio Obrero
  3.  Francisco Benitez
  4.  Gregoria De Jesus
  5.  Gregorio Del Pilar
  6.  Lakan Dula
  7.  Lapu-Lapu
  8.  Librada Avelino
  9.  Mariano Ponce
10.  Gen. Maximino Hizon
11.  Melchora Aquino
12.  Plaridel
14.  Felipe G. Calderon

Secondary Schools:

  1.  Felipe G. Calderon
  2.  Lakan Dula
  3.  Jose P. Laurel
  4.  Sergio Osmeña
  5.  Manuel L. Quezon
  6.  Florentino Torres

      Priority Improvement Areas
            Elementary and Secondary
·         Increase of pupils/students in the DAT and NAT by 5%; Zero slow-readers for elementary and 100% completion rate for both levels
·         Competent, committed, and high morale of teachers and staff for attainment of quality education
·         Upgrade teachers’ competencies through continuous attendance in seminars, workshops, training, and masters/doctoral courses
·         Well-maintained classroom, facilities, and instructional materials conducive for teaching-learning activities

There are 16 schools in District III (11 elementary and 5 secondary)
located in Binondo, Quiapo, San Nicolas and Sta. Cruz areas.

Elementary Schools:

  1.  Andres Bonifacio
  2.  Antonio Luna
  3.  Apolinario Mabini
  4.  Antonio Regidor
  5.  Cecilio Apostol
  6.  Eriberto Remigio
  7.  Francisco Balagtas
  8.  Juan Sumulong
  9.  Marcela Agoncillo
10.  Padre Gomez
11.  Pedro Guevara

Secondary Schools:
  1.  Teodora Alonzo
  2.  Cayetano Arellano
  3.  Ramon Avanceña
  4.  Jose Abad Santos
  5.  Rajah Soliman

      Priority Improvement Areas:
·         Construction of new buildings and upgrading of school grounds
·         Improvement/increase of pupil’s reading ability levels
·         Increase in students’ achievement rate by 2%
·         Improvement of students’ reading proficiency level
·         Improvement of students’ health and nutritional status to national standard
·         Enhancement of student value system
·         Improvement of teachers’ interpersonal relationship, competency, and instructional skills

There are 19 schools in District IV (14 elementary and 5 secondary)
located in Sampaloc area.

Elementary Schools:

  1.  Dr. Alejandro Albert
  2.  Benigno Aldana
  3.  Benito Legarda
  4.  Graciano Lopez-Jaena
  5.  Juan Luna
  6.  Gen. Licerio Geronimo
  7.  Laong Laan
  8.  Gen. Miguel Malvar
  9.  Moises Salvador
10.  Padre Burgos
11.  Pedro Pelaez
12.  Trinidad Tecson
13.  Antonio Maceda Integrated
14.  Valeriano Fugoso Integrated

Secondary Schools:

  1.  Esteban Abada
  2.  Antonio Maceda
  3.  Ramon Magsaysay
  4.  Claro M. Recto
  5.  Valeriano Fuguso


Priority Improvement Areas:
·         Improvement of pupils’ mastery of basic learning skills in all subject areas
·         Increase MPS in DAT, NAT by 2%
·         Improvement of pupils’ reading level from frustration to independent
·         Improvement of teachers’ competencies, interpersonal relationship and instructional skills
·         Improvement of schools facilities, equipment, grounds and premises
·         Establishment of science laboratory
·         Construction/Repair/Rehabilitation of classrooms and school buildings
·         Enhancement of students’ learning competencies  in English, Mathematics, and Science
·         Increase MPS in the NAT, DAT and NCAE by 2%
·         Improvement of  health and nutritional status of the students based on national standards
·         Development of teachers’ competencies in the delivery of the teaching learning areas and improvement of instructional skills

There are 14 schools in District V (9 elementary and 5 secondary)
located in Ermita, Malate, Paco and San Andres areas.

Elementary Schools:

  1.  Aurora A. Quezon
  2.  Celedonio Salvador
  3.  Epifanio Delos Santos
  4.  Fernando Ma. Guerrero
  5.  BASECO
      (Herminigildo J. Atienza)
  6.  Justo Lukban
  7.  Margarita Roxas de Ayala
  8.  Rafael Palma
  9.  Silahis ng Katarungan

Secondary Schools:

  1.  Manuel Araullo
  2.  Manuel Roxas
  3.  Manila High
  4.  Manila Science
  5.  Ignacio Villamor

      Priority Improvement Areas:

            Elementary and Secondary
·         Increase in pupils’ MPS in the DAT and NAT for Grades III, VI, and 2nd year levels and NCAE in 4th year level by 2%
·         Establishment of science laboratory
·         Provision for required Industrial Arts and HE tools and equipment
·         Construction of additional classrooms, school auditorium, pre-school playgrounds
·         Assignment/appointment of additional/needed teachers, guidance counselors and administrative aides
·         Provisions for intensive trainings for teachers
·         Decrease number of drop-outs, slow learners, absenteeism, and late comers
·         Increase in participation rate, survival rate, completion rate, and graduation rate by 2% each year

There are 17 schools in District VI (11 elementary and 6 secondary)
located in San Miguel, Pandacan, Sta. Ana and Sta. Mesa areas.

Elementary Schools:

  1.  Bacood
  2.  Bagong Barangay
  3.  Bagong Diwa
  4.  Beata
  5.  Fernando Amorsolo
  6.  Geronimo Santiago
  7.  Pio Del Pilar
  8.  Sta. Ana
  9.  Tomas Earnshaw
10.  Jacinto Zamora
11.  Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo

Secondary Schools:

  1. Victorino Mapa
  2.  Mariano Marcos
  3.  Elpidio Quirino
  4.  Carlos P. Garcia
  5.  Eulogio Rodriguez
  6.  Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo

      Priority Improvement Areas (Elementary and Secondary)
·         For student achievement – increase in achievement in the FAT, NAT
·         Improvement of teachers competency to strengthen instructional skills, promotion of positive relationship and enhancement of administrative management.
·         Repair, rehabilitation and maintenance of classrooms, playgrounds, buildings, and school equipment
·         Improvement of the learning environment by way of new methods of teaching, innovative techniques, school facilities, and others
·         Stakeholders participation – involvement in the realization of AIP and SIP
·         Stakeholders support in the different progress/projects in school 

   National, Regional and City Governance and Thrusts of Basic Education

            The City of Manila is in the forefront of providing quality education to school-aged children as provided for in our Constitution with free education from Pre-school to Intermediate up to secondary level.
            In the city-operated tertiary level, students pay a minimal fee at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and no fees collected at City College of Manila.

            It also pioneered in the innovative approach to Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) by launching the Home Based Day Care, Mobile Day Care and Special Education.

Among the programs/projects are as follows:

a.       Scholastic Journalism Program for the elementary and secondary levels
b.      City-funded Nursery Classes and Kindergarten classes
c.       Madrasah (ALIVE) classes
d.      Child-friendly School System/Student Tracking System
e.       Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program/Mobile Education
f.       Night Academic and Evening Vocational Classes
g.      School Based Feeding Program/Nutrition Program
h.      Construction of additional vocational-technical schools
i.        Rehabilitation of dilapidated school buildings and other facilities
j.        Skills training of school heads and district supervisors on teacher mentoring and school supervision
k.      Computerization/Information Technology (IT)
l.        Library Hub for every school
m.    Strengthen primary and secondary education
n.      Provision of science kits/laboratory for elementary and secondary levels
o.      Parent Orientation on the Alternative Delivery Mode Implementation

       Overview of the Status of Basic Education

            Although the governance of the basic education begins at the national level, it is the Division of Manila that implements policies and thrusts through programs and projects which provide access to quality early childhood, elementary, secondary and vocational technical education to school-aged children.

            As stated in Article IV, Section 3 on Education of the Philippine Constitution,  “All educational institutions shall inculcate patriotism and nationalism, foster love of humanity, respect for human rights, appreciation of the role of the national heroes in the historical development of the country, teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, develop moral character and personal discipline, encourage critical and creative thinking, broaden scientific and technological knowledge and promote vocational efficiency”.  

            The City Government encourages the establishment of private schools throughout Manila to strengthen the delivery of basic education.  Hence the number of private schools, specifically Day Care Centers and those that cater to the primary and elementary levels is experiencing positive growth.