Achievement Rate

SUBJECT / YEAR SY 2009-2010 SY 2010-2011 SY 2011-12 Target SY 2011-12 Actual Difference
TOTAL TEST 65.85 67.28 76.06 61.55 -14.51
Filipino 73.61 74.20 79.07 65.88 -13.19
Mathematics 57.13 66.21 68.09 57.02 -11.07
English 66.41 65.70 74.27 62.19 -12.08
Science 64.25 61.53 72.83 63.16 -9.67
HEKASI 67.88 68.79 75.25 59.50 -15.75
SUBJECT / YEAR SY 2009-2010 SY 2010-2011 SY 2011-12 Target SY 2011-12 Actual Difference
TOTAL TEST 41.00 44.91 57.48 51.03 -6.45
Filipino 55.71 56.10 63.81 50.35 -13.46
Mathematics 33.01 37.76 48.67 65.05 16.38
English 42.26 43.20 54.84 41.88 -12.96
Science 37.53 36.69 51.69 43.59 -8.10
Aral. Pan. 36.48 49.38 50.99 57.98 6.99

Project CHECK


(Child-Centered and Holistic Education for the City of Koronadal)

Guiding Principles

  • All children have a right that helps them grow and develop to their fullest
  • Every child is unique and special individual
  • Children are active participants in their own education and development
  • Children’s ideas, preferences, learning styles, and interests are considered for and implementation of instructional practices (G.S. Morrison)


  • Holistic education signifies teaching and supporting all children in their growth and development across all domains- spiritual, social, emotional, physical, linguistic, and intellectual.
  • Holistic development of a child includes communication & literacy, critical thinking, ethical, moral & spiritual values, self and sense of community, life & career opportunities, national & global orientedness.

Brief History:

CHECK which specifically aims to improve Students’ Academic Performance is a project initiated by the City of Koronadal for the Koronadaleño- children in collaboration with different education stakeholders who will immerse extra effort in probing the feasible and tangible solution in refining educational outcome of the City Schools Division of Koronadal.

Getting the pulse of all people involved in the mission is one effective way to soar high in the road of literacy. Project initiated to draw together all the possible ways to scuffle academic undertakings of the Division were the 1st Student Leaders’ Convention and Education Summit held last June 2012.

The aforesaid meetings provided deep realization and insight to the top level management team on how to refine student’s literacy skills thus made them consider the launching of the CHILD-CENTERED AND HOLISTIC EDUCATION FOR THE CITY OF KORONADAL (CHECK)




1.  Ineffective teachers and administrators.
2. Pupils’ Lethargy
3. Insufficient supplies of books and other instructional facilities
4. Lack of parental support and role models for right attitudes towards education.
5. Poor cooperation and participation among stakeholders.


1. Improve teaching/learning process
2. Empower students/pupils on their education
3. Provide teachers and students adequate teaching/learning materials and equipments
4. Develop among parents the great passion towards education
5. Provide stakeholders the opportunities to contribute in the children’s educational undertakings

Strategies / Activities:

Improve teaching/learning process

  • Develop  better instructional  leadership and competence among school heads
  • Improve  performance management system

Empower students/pupils on their education

  • Provide pupils equal opportunity  to develop their potentials and interests
  • Develop effective literacy intervention programs

Provide teachers and students adequate teaching/learning materials and equipments

  • Capacitate  Quality Circles
  • Improve resource management system

Develop among parents the great passion towards education

  • Strengthen the e-IMPACT implementation
  • Implement Parent Mentoring

Provide stakeholders the opportunities to contribute in the children’s educational undertakings

  • Involve stakeholders in school activities through Brgy. Education Summit and other related activities


Chairman: Honorable Mayor Peter B. Miguel, M.D., FPSO-HNS,
Project Manager: Nancy Adalin, Population Commission Officer
1. Schools Division Superintendent Isagani S. Dela Cruz, CESO VI
2. Parents & Teachers Association (PTA)
3. Supreme Student Government (SSG) Federation
5. Teachers’ Association
6. Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
7. Business  Community
8. City Council
9. City Health
10. Senior Citizen
11. Tourism Council
12. Barangay Captains
13. Mason/Amaranth
14. Teacher Education Institution

Directory of Division & District Offices

Directory of Division Office Key Officials
School Year 2012-2013

Schools Division Superintendent

Office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent

Education Program Supervisor
On Immersion

Education Program Supervisor
Private Schools, SPED & Kindergarten

Education Program Supervisor

Education Program Supervisor

Education Program Supervisor

Education Program Supervisor
School-Based Management

Education Program Supervisor
Alternative Learning System

Education Program Supervisor
PE & Health / Physical Facilities

Public Schools District Supervisor
Health & Nutrition

Principal III
Alternative Delivery Mode

Principal I
ICT and Learning Resource Management & Development

Principal I
School Effectiveness & Quality Assurance

Principal I

Head Teacher III
Arabic Language & Islamic Values Education

Head Teacher III
Coordinator, Special Programs & Projects / School Sports Events & Activities

Master Teacher I
Araling Panlipunan

Teacher I
Coordinator, Music & Arts

Division Office Directory
School Year 2012-2013

Offices Contact Numbers
Office of the Superintendent (083)-228-2437
Office of the SDS Secretary (083)-228-9706
Division Planning Unit (083)-520-0455
Division Supply Section (083)-381-0414
Division Finance Section (083)-381-0415
Division Accounting Section (083)-228-9707
Program Promotion Staff (083)-228-9708
Division Administrative Office (083)-228-9705
Division Library Hub (083)-520-0544
Division Alternative Learning System (083)-228-7892

Directory of District Offices
School Year 2012-2013

No. District Name Names Position / Designation Contact Number
1 Koronadal East District I Elisa B. Flores Principal I / Principal-in-Charge 0912-329-1120
2 Koronadal East District II Joever P. Gomez Principal I / Principal-in-Charge 0908-758-6087
3 Koronadal South District I Elizabeth C. Consular Principal I / Principal-in-Charge 0949-830-7747
4 Koronadal South District II Bernardita M. Villano Principal I / Principal-in-Charge 0920-825-0268
5 Koronadal West District I Elizabeth C. Jaballas Principal I / Principal-in-Charge 0921-215-0540
6 Koronadal West District II Ma. Fe Lita S. Yparraguirre Principal II / Principal-in-Charge 0917-314-9705

Directory of Public Secondary Schools

Enhanced Basic Education Information System
Masterlist of Public Secondary Schools
School Year 2012-2013

No. School ID School Name School Head Designation Contact Numbers
1 304670 Esperanza NHS Belen L. Fajemolin Principal I 083-228-7088 / 0939-783-4156
2 317203 Esperanza NHS – Annex, Rotonda Campus Gabriel B. Billanes Head Teacher III 083-228-7081
3 304672 Marbel 7 NHS Zorayda M. Palacio Officer-In-Charge 083-228-7274
4 304669 Concepcion NHS Carlo C. Melendres Principal I 083-228-7238
5 317202 Saravia NHS (KNCHS – Annex, Saravia Campus) Gil G. Subang Principal I 083-228-7028 / 0926-554-8669
6 317201 Bacongco NHS (KNCHS – Annex, Bacongco Campus) Valentin C. Dignadice Head Teacher III 083-228-7028 / 0929-238-3298
7 Matulas NHS (KNCHS – Annex, Matulas Campus) Wilmer H. Fetalino Head Teacher III 0908-428-4420
8 304671 Koronadal NCHS Fernando C. Hilomen Principal IV 083-228-5252 / 0920-501-0666

Koronadal City Quick Facts

City of Koronadal
South Cotabato
Income Class
3rd Class Competitive City
Enabling Law
Executive Order #82 (as Municipality)
Republic Act 8803 (as Component City)
Executive Order #304 (as Administrative Seat of Region XII)
Date of Creation
August 18, 1947 (as Municipality)
October 8, 2000 (as Component City)
Total Land Area
27,700 hectares
163,908 (2010 Projected Population)
No. of Households
25,557 (2006 CHO Survey)
P 400,760,085
Income (2010)
P 583,217,562 – GF
P 10,367,572 – LSB Special Education Fund
Annual Budget
P 474,789,266 (2011)
P 430,055,131 (2010)
Common Dialects
Hiligaynon (major dialect), Cebuano, Ilocano, Tagalog, Maguindanao
Ethnic Groups
B’laan, Maguindanao, Maranao
Number of Barangays
27 (7 urban, 20 rural)
Major Agricultural Products
Rice, Corn, Cocunut, Palm Oil (priority industry in 2005 by Virtue of EO.#7 series of 2004)
Industrial Product
Wood and Bamboo Crafts, Agricultural Machineries, Cutflowers
Tourist Attractions
Spring, Supon Falls, Millennium Falls, South Cotabato Community Museum, and Tantoco Memorial Hall, Notre Dame of Marbel University
50 Elementary and Primary, 12 Secondary, 7 Colleges, 1 University, 11 Vocational Schools
South Cotabato Electric Cooperative (SOCOTECO)
Koronadal Water District
50 Internet Cafes, 3 Mobile Phonelines, 3 Landline Services
3 Bus Companies, PUJ, Van, Multicab and Tricycle
Road Network
National Road – 23.23 kms.
Provincial Road – 80.40 kms.
City Road – 120.19 kms.


Vision & Mission

The DepED Vision

We dream of Filipinos
who passionately love their country
and whose values and competencies
enable them to realize their full potential
and contribute meaningfully to building the nation.

As a learner-centered public institution,
the Department of Education
continuously improves itself
to better serve its stakeholders.

The DepED Mission

To protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education where:

– Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.
– Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
– Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to happen.
– Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for developing life-long learners.

Core Values



The Department of Education was established through the Education Decree of 1863 as the Superior Commission of Primary Instruction under a Chairman. The Education agency underwent many reorganization efforts in the 20th century in order to better define its purpose vis a vis the changing administrations and charters. The present day Department of Education was eventually mandated through Republic Act 9155, otherwise known as the Governance of Basic Education act of 2001 which establishes the mandate of this agency.

The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It supervises all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning systems, both public and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national development.

Historical Background

The City of Koronadal

The settlement of Koronadal and its creation as a municipality by virtue of Executive Order Number 82 dated August 18, 1947 was marked by a rapid initial development, so that when the province of South Cotabato was created under Republic Act Number 4849 on July 18, 1966, it easily became the capital town.  In the past, the place was populated by B’laans and Maguidanaoans.  The word Koronadal is believed to have been derived from two Maguindanaoan words “koron or kolon” meaning cogon grass and  “nadal or datal” meaning plain which is optly described the place to the natives.  On the other hand, MArbel, which is another name for the poblacion, is a B’laan term “Marb-El” which means “murky waters” (it is possible that name was first used to) referring to a river, now called Marbel River.

Koronadal used to comprise the area extending from the banks of Buluan Lake to the north to the Barangay Polonoling in the municipality of Tupi to the South Quezon mountain range to the northeast to the municipality of Tboli to the southeast.

It was August 18, 1947 when president Manuel Roxas signed the Executive Order creating the municipalities in the entire province of South CotAbato, one of which was Koronadal.  The same executive order likewise mandated the official function of the municipal government which began after the qualification and election of the first set of municipal officials.  Elected were Datu Kudanding Kamsa, Municipal Mayor,  Perfecto Sueno, Sr., Vice Mayor; Councilors: Proferio Cuenca, Felix Suscano, Alejandro Poticar, Gregorio Hechanova, Zacarias Candule, and Dencio Sarate.  The first Municipal Judge was Braulio Hurtado, Cornelio Mariveles became the Chief of Police and Godofredo Gazo, the Municipal Secretary.

The municipal government of Koronadal began its official function on January 1, 1948 with an approved Annual Estimated Budget of P30,000.00.  The land area of the municipality by then was compared with the Province of Bata-an embracing the present municipalities of Tampakan, Tupi, Banga, Lake Sebu, Surallah, Tboli, Sto. Niño, Norala and Isulan.

Municipal Council Resolution Number 32, Series of 1948 mandated and proclaimed January 10 of each year the Municipal Town Fiesta commemorating the foundation of Marbel Settlement District of the National Land Settlement.

Koronadal was converted into a component city of South Cotabato now known as the City of Koronadal by virtue of Republic Act 8803 on October 8, 2000.  At present, Koronadal is a fast developing growth center composed of twenty seven (27) barangays including the four (4) zones in the poblacion.  Being the capital town of South Cotabato, it is the center of the province in terms of political, cultural and socio-economic activites.  Buisness firms and other establishments sprout in Koronadal.  Identified also as the Provincial location, rich human and natural resources, and potentials conducive for trade, business and industry.

The City Schools Division of Koronadal

It all started when . . .

R. A. No. 8803, an act converting the municipality of Koronadal into a component city of South Cotabato, was ratified on October 8, 2000.

Article VIII, Section 49 provides that the Department of Education shall establish and maintain a Schools Division whose area of jurisdiction will cover all schools both public and private within the city.

Then Secretary Raul S. Roco, in his memorandum to Director Diamar P. Kadon of DepEd Region XI approved and authorized the establishment of the DepEd Koronadal City Division.

July 26, 2002 . . .  the City Schools Division officially started to operate.