Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School

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I.                    INTRODUCTION


The unique identity of the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School made it the biggest high school in the Division of Misamis Oriental. Besides being the oldest (founded 1909), it is strategically located in the heart of the city of Cagayan de Oro, thus its populace is generally coming from the city.


The increasing number of enrollees was seen not much of an advantage. The common problems of public education were observed from the shortage of chairs to deteriorating quality of education.


However, despite its weaknesses, the school is still trying to support and commit to the DepEd’s thrusts and programs as well as taking every opportunity offered by different stakeholders, and has thus become known as “the home of the champions.”





A Secondary School Principal IV takes the responsibility of managing the whole school, together with the eight department heads comprising the Promotional Staff. The department heads in turn directly supervise the teachers in their respective department.


Administrative matters are taken care of by the Administrative Officer IV, who is also responsible for managing the school’s non-teaching staff.


Classroom advisers, subject teachers, guidance counselor, librarian and school nurse provide the environment conducive to student learning and nurturing.


School Data:


Number of teachers:                                         199

                                    Teacher I                                  123

                                    Teacher II                                12

                                    Teacher III                               42

                                    Master  Teacher I                     16

                                    Master  Teacher II                    6

Head Teachers                                                     8

Non-teaching Personnel                                       18

Administrative Officer                                1

Secondary School Principal IV                  1    






The accomplishment of the school revolves around the following:


A.     Status of Basic Education Resources


1.      Teachers

Based on the Computation of Teacher requirement for Secondary Schools submitted to D.O., October 2004, the status of teacher needs is as follows:


Enrolment ( 2004-2005)        =          7477

Classroom Teachers Required                           =              190

No. of Adv/Club Teachers Required                =                21

Total Teachers Required                                    =              211

               Available Number of Teacher Items   =          199

               Total Teachers Required                                =            12


The shortage of teachers were being adjusted by increasing the number of class size, to about 65



2.      Classrooms

Following shows the existing number of rooms in MOGCHS, SY 2004-2005 is as follows:


a.       Instructional Rooms used as

Academic classrooms         =              81

Science laboratories            =              2

H.E. rooms                             =              4

Workshops                           =              5

Computer rooms                   =              1

                        Total instructional rooms           =          93


b.      Non-instructional Rooms used as

Library                                   =              1

Clinic                                      =              1

Canteen                                 =              1

Office                                     =              1

Faculty rooms                       =              5

                        Total non-instructional rooms=  9


         The 115 sections were not accommodated in standard classrooms. Instead, shops, launches, and even garage were used as classrooms.



3.      Classroom Furniture

Chair-student ratio is 1:1.3

            With shortage of arm-chairs, some students were made to use benches and plastic chairs. Few parents were able to donate chairs for their children.




4.      Textbooks

As of August 31, 2004, textbook-student ratio of the school is 1:2.

There were enough textbooks in Science, Math, Filipino, Social Studies and English (except in first year) in the later part of the year, but none in Technology and Home Economics specialization, as well as Values Education.


5.      Instructional equipment

Instructional Media and equipment present:

a.        computer set                                                 56

b.       computer printer                                           10

c.        TV sets                                                          3

d.       Mimeographing machine                            2

e.        Fax machine                                                  1

f.         OHP                                                                1

g.       Copier                                                            1

h.       Typewriter                                                     5


Other instructional materials present and are taken cared by each department include instruments/equipment used in science laboratory (microscopes, weighing scales, human anatomy models, burner, etc.), Home Economics (cooking range, utensils, sewing machine, etc.), TLE shops (welding machine, carpentry tools, etc), and other instructional materials like globe, charts, among others. 







B.     Sector Performance Outcomes


1.      Expanding Access to Basic Education

a.      Despite the presence of good number of public and private high schools in the city, MOGCHS continued to increase its enrolment, as shown in bar graph below, presented by gender per year level over the last six years:



The projected or target enrolment for SY 2004-2005 is just to maintain the 2003-04 enrolment, but about 6% increase was noted.



b. Programs to expand access to basic education:

-         Special Science Curriculum. (D.O. 41, s 2004) MOGCHS is noted for its science classes, which offer a curriculum for those who are inclined in science and mathematics. The class is selective in nature, taking into consideration the Grade Six average grade and result of the qualifying examination administered by the Xavier University Regional  Science Training Center (RSTC).


-          Child-Friendly School System. The school adapted the child-friendly school practices. Enrolment is open, based on the capacity of school. The enrollees are coming from different baranggays of Cagayan de Oro. The big population of the school is an indication that it is accessible to the majority of the school-age children.


c. Analysis/Effects/implication of the increase in enrolment

            The continued increase in the enrolment of

MOGCHS is due to many factors such as:

-         Affordability, being a public school

-         Strategic location of the campus

-         presence of thousands of alumni parents


But increasing the enrolment would mean:

-         increasing the number of sections from 113 in SY 2003-2004 to 115 in SY 2004-2005

-         increasing the class size from 62 to about 65

-         more students to attend to, overload teachers

-         shortage of standard classrooms and instructional  materials



-         burdened teachers

-         unattended students




2.      Improving the Quality and Relevance of Basic Education

a.       Strategies, thrusts, programs and projects to improve efficiency and effectiveness of school system


-         Strengthening of Science and Math Education through

                                                                                                                                       i.      Implementation of the Mentoring Program (NEAP-DeEd Mentoring Program) for science, math and English teachers


                                                                                                                                     ii.      Acquisition of instructional materials/laboratory apparatus/multi-media facilities


                                                                                                                                    iii.      Maximizing the use of laboratory rooms, through the management of assigned teacher in the laboratory.


                                                                                                                                   iv.      Linking with TV channels

                                                                                                                                     v.      Participation in Intel Philippines Science Fair (Division and Regional level). MOGCHS won 2nd and 3rd place in the Regional Science Fair.


                                                                                                                                   vi.      Establishing linkages with DOST, DENR, Intel Phil, Rotary Club, Eco Forum Philippines, Metro Bank Foundation, Xavier University (Science Exhibits , Chemistry Open Lab), etc.


                                                                                                                                  vii.      Visitation to Traveling Philippine Science Centrum and Sci-Fun Caravan (Division Memo 53, 2004)

                                                                                                                                viii.      Conducting field trips, science exhibits

                                                                                                                                   ix.      Putting up and maintaining the Botanical garden in the second year building by the Biology teachers

                                                                                                                                     x.      Putting up math garden in front of the Math Office

                                                                                                                                   xi.      MTAP (Mathematics Teachers Assoictaion) Saturday classes

                                                                                                                                  xii.      Conducting in-service training for teachers

                                                                                                                                xiii.      Organizing science/math clubs and participating in the Youth Science Programs

                                                                                                                                xiv.      Participating in Search for Outstanding Science Club Adviser of the Philippines

                                                                                                                                 xv.      Organizing activities in celebration of the National Science & technology Week (July); National Science Club Month (September) and the National Inventors Week (November)


                                                                                                                                xvi.      Participation in Regional Science & Environment Camp (September 16-19, 2004) and Search for Ginoo and Bb Kalikasan – MOGCHS won the title as Ginoo Kalikasan and 2nd Runner-up in Bb. Kalikasan 2004


                                                                                                                              xvii.      Participating in Rotary Annual Quiz Show (November 26, 2004) in science and math

                                                                                                                             xviii.      Affiliation with the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs


                                                                                                                                xix.      2004 Division Level IPSF

Physical Science Individual Category:

1st Place – Alvin Eclio (IV-Calcite)

2nd Place – Joyzen Capulada (IV-Emerald)


Physical Science Team Category

1st Place – Cathylene Dacer (IV-Calcite)

2nd Place – Jamie Cristina Villar (III-Amos)


Life Science Individual Category

1st Place – Lilia Bingas (III – Corinthians)

2nd Place – Berlyn Fondales (III-Amos)


Life Science Team Category

Girlie Barioga (II-Linnaeus)


                                                                                                                                 xx.      Monthly faculty meeting with science/math teachers

-         Adoption of ICT Programs

                                                                                                                                       i.      Assigning computer teacher/hiring part-time computer lab technician


                                                                                                                                     ii.      Maximizing use of computer facilities, and sustaining the internet connection in the computer laboratory


                                                                                                                                    iii.      Teacher-training for ICT integration to teachers, with Science Teacher Alex Pabololot as Regional Trainer.


                                                                                                                                   iv.      Advocacy in the ICT integration, conducting trainings to teachers in every department.


                                                                                                                                     v.      Participating in the Microsoft-DepEd and Partners in Learning 1st Innovative Teacher Leadership Award, 2004, with Science Teacher Elumir P. Macas as one of the Top 5 representing the Philippines in the Regional Conference at Singapore last December 7-10, 2004.


                                                                                                                                   vi.      Representation to the National ICT Forum at Cebu City, through Mr. Israel Esclamado, Physics Teacher


-         Improvement of Reading Skills.

                                                                                                                                       i.      Provision of the Reading Center near the library for the students with reading disability, with assigned Reading Teacher.


                                                                                                                                     ii.      Putting Up of Reading Board. This is an institutionalized project of the English Department. The Reading Board which publishes both outputs of the students in their English lessons or ready made materials from newspapers, magazines or other sources is aimed at giving information and pleasurable reading to the students.

                                                                                                                                    iii.      Periodic Culmination Activities of English Classes. Every grading period, majority of the English teachers hold intersection, then year-level competitions in speechfesting such as oration, elocution, declamation, newscasting, advertising, etc.

-         Improvement of school facilities

                                                                                                                                       i.      Tapping the alumni for construction of school buildings

                                                                                                                                     ii.      Cleanliness and beautification drive

                                                                                                                                    iii.      Strengthening partnership with GPTA for projects


-         Testing/Measurement of learning outcomes


                                                                                                                                       i.      Facilitating the national/regional/division examinations (readiness, diagnostic, achievement, proficiency test)


                                                                                                                                     ii.      Availing of test/measurement for college entrants


                                                                                                                                    iii.      Administering pre-test at the beginning of school year and post-test at the end of the school year


                                                                                                                                   iv.      Scheduling of quarterly examinations


                                                                                                                                     v.      Guiding/monitoring teachers in grade computation/test construction/performance-based evaluation


                                                                                                                                   vi.      Recognition of students by quarterly Reading of Honors and distribution of Honor cards



-         Values Development


                                                                                                                                       i.      Effective implementation of the BEC program, particularly on values across the curriculum


                                                                                                                                     ii.      Observance of the Filipino Values month, November 2004, by having “values fencing” assigned per section, which will remind the students of MOGCHS on the values and virtues necessary


                                                                                                                                    iii.      Reading of the National Culture of Excellence theme every week during the flag ceremony, which emphasizes values development and posting of theme in the bulletin board, as well as posting of Food For Thoughts in classroom corners.


                                                                                                                                   iv.      Distribution of copies of student handbook at the beginning of the school year. This is necessary to guide the students in their actions, to be conscious of the desired values the school is trying to develop in them, and to prevent the occurrence of breaking rules and regulations in the campus.


                                                                                                                                     v.      Catechism classes. This was conducted by St. Vianneys’ Theological Seminary one a week to some classes in fourth year.


                                                                                                                                  vi.      Bantay Kalinisan Program. This is a year-round activity conducted by the Supreme Student Government. It aims to develop awareness on the value of cleanliness and orderliness in the school campus.


                                                                                                                                vii.      Pulot Papel at Plastic (PULPAPLA). This is the students way of helping in the maintenance of cleanliness and beautification of the school campus. The Supreme Student Government led the activity.


                                                                                                                              viii.      Tabang sa Nasunugan. February 23, 2004 fire incident.


b.      Key indicators

-         Achievement Level

The schools’ student achievement of the 5 learning areas , SY 2003-2004 is shown below:

            The table shows an increase in proficiency level by 5.96%, with Science coming out with the highest increase as compared to other learning areas.


However, the Division Level Science Achievement test administered on February 2004 showed the following result:



Learning Area


Mean %


Mastery Level


First Year




Nearly Mastered

Second Year


Least Mastered

Third Year


Not Mastered

Fourth Year


Nearly Mastered



Least Mastered


The least increase in proficiency level of the MOGCHS students is in English, which also shows low performance in the Division Achievement test as shown in the following table:



Learning Area


Mean %


Mastery Level

First Year


Least Mastered

Second Year


Least Mastered

Third Year


Least Mastered

Fourth Year


Nearly Mastered



Nearly Mastered


Other Areas/Concern in Basic Education



Key Area



Class size



Student/teacher ratio  



Repetition rate 



Survival rate




No. of teachers trained in various subjects:  196

a.      BEC Enhancement Training Program - 196

b.      Workshop on Performance Appraisal System

c.       Forum on Making Education Reforms Work


No. of administrators trained in Management : 9

d.      Division Workshop on Personnel Inventory and Basic Education Information System (Sept. 15, 2004)

e.       Strategic Planning Seminar by NEDA (October-November 2004)


f.        Seminar on Supervision: A Challenge and a Commitment by CSC (November 25-26, 2004)

g.      BEC Enhancement Training for Supervisors and School Administrators (October 2004)


h.      MANCOM Meetings

3.      Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Schools and System


a.       Strategies, thrusts, programs and projects to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the school system


-         Launching of Search for Best Classhome. This was conducted to make teachers be continuously  conscious of providing a child-friendly classhome, taking into considerations the physical and psychological environment of the students.


-         Close supervision/monitoring of student progress. This was done through the conduct of regular examinations, distribution of cards (Form 138) to the students per quarter, adapting the Cumulative records in the guidance office, and parent conferences.


-         Provision of vehicles for home visitation. The vehicles of the school are intended for the teachers’ need for home visitation, which is necessary to monitor the students’ behavior.



-         Availability and maintenance of student ambulance. The student ambulance that was provided by the General PTA was really a great help for the school to deliver health services of students, especially in times of emergency.


-         Campus cleanliness and beautification. To maintain the campus cleanliness, the school is assigning every class adviser to take care in managing the cleanliness per building. The services of the City Hall’s General Services was also tapped to regularly take the garbage from the school. The school cooperative is also helping in maintaining the campus cleanliness.


-         Internet facilities/connections in the administrative office. The administrative office is starting to have its internet connection to facilitate efficiency in getting information needed by the school.



b.      Key indicators (2003-2004)

-         completion rate =          74%

-         retention rate                =          96%    

-         drop-out rate                =          2.2%

male     =          2.6%

female  =          1.7%


-         institutional and operational systems improvements schemes/improvement in education management:


                                                                                                                                      i.      improvement of student services. With meager budget, the school is trying to meet the students’ need. This include the acquisition of office supplies, furniture, computer unit, and painting of the guidance office. For health services, the school nurse tapped the regular dental services of the depEd and for emergency, there ambulance is provided. For library services, the school purchased additional books and provided the librarian with a computer unit for accessing and processing the books.  The spacious canteen provided refreshment and foods for the students ad teachers. Security services are provided starting from


                                                                                                                                     ii.      provision/awareness of child-friendly classhomes. Each classroom is structured to make it conducive for classroom learning.



                                                                                                                                    iii.      designation of Year-level in charge to monitor the performance of class advisers in their concern for student progress.


4.      Strengthening Local Culture and Arts, Media, and School Sports

a.       Strategies, thrusts, programs and projects to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the school system

The school participated in the following activities:

-         Poster making Contest sponsored by the PFCCO, DOH, DILG, Rotary Club, DOST

-         Provincial Meet

-         Milo Olympics

-         Drum & Bugle Corps of the Rotary Club

-         STEP Competition


b.      Key indicators

-         sports equipment – not adequate

-         special cultural and sports award


-         Division Schools Press Conference:

(Date: October 2004)

First Place:

Editorial Writing            - Jesson Olinan (English)

                                    -Eunica Emano (Filipino)

Sports Writing              - Ryan Arancon (English)

                                    - Nico Ledesma (Filipino)

Copyreading                 - Laizah Galanida (English)

                                    - Mike Laparan (Filipino)         

Feature Writing - Jemelyn Sabuero (Filipino)

Photojournalism            - Irl Dumalogdog (English)

                                    - Keith Magsayo (Filipino)

Second Place:

News Writing               - Jhon Ralph Enterina (Engli)

                                    -Russel Obsioma (Filipino)

Third Place:

Editorial Cartooning      - Marlon Suazo (English)



-         Regional Schools Press Conference

(Date: November 22-26, 2004)

                                    First Place

Sports Writing              -Ryan Arancon (English )

                                    Editorial Writing            -Eunica Emano (Filipino)

Copyreading                 - Laizah Galanida (English)

- Jemelyn Sabuero (Filipino)

Feature Writing - Russel Obsioma (Filipino)

                                    Third Place

Editorial Cartooing        - Marlon Suazo (English)



-         Xavier University Aggies Quiz Bowl

Second Place               - Kate Nancy Velez


-         Rotary’s Drum & Bugle Competition

First Place                    - Over-all Category

Best Band Majorette

Best in Discipline


-         DILG Poster-Making/Slogan Writing Contest (February 19, 2004)

1st Place and 2nd place


-         DOH Poster-Making Contest (October 21, 2004)

First Place:

Mark Vincent Barao (Fourth year)

Second Place:

Marvin Almonte (Second Year)

Fourth Place:

Jaina decatoria (Third Year)


Poster-Making Contest

First Placers:    

            Rey Eliseo Torrejos (IV-Enstein)

            Sheena Oniñeza (II-Linnaeus)

Third Placers

            Cliff Vincent Janubas (III-Amos)


Slogan Making Contest:

First Placers:

            Desiree Pacturan (III-Amos)

            Jessie James Osin (III-Amos)

Second Placers

            Rene Ogatis (IV-Einstein)

            Henry Estimada (II-Magnolia)

            Rosebert Maestre (II-Magnolia)

            Donald Labial (III-Amos)

Third Placers:

            Vanessa Marie Pioquinto (II-Aristotle)


C.     Implementation of Legislated Reforms

a.       Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) is the most important reform implemented and operational zed by the school now. It all started with teacher-training in 2002 and in November 2004, enhancement training for the BEC was conducted for all teachers in every subject area.


b.      Performance-based Grading System (DO 33, 2004). Seminar –workshop conducted for teachers; Information-dissemination to parents via PTA meetings; and monitor implementation by the department head teachers


c.       Revised Curriculum of the 110 Science and Technology oriented (ESEP) High School ( D.O. 41, s 2004).






Given the strengths and weaknesses in the program performance, the following strategic issues need to be addressed for the next year to come:



1.      lack of classrooms                 Request the Province/tap alumni

association for additional classrooms    


2.      Development/finishing            Request the GPTA to further develop

of school quadrangle              the school quadrangle

3.      lack of armchairs                   Request GPTA to help

4.      lack of textbooks and            Request alumni to help and allocate

reference materials                             funds from the MOOE


(prepared: o.c.a.12.17.04)


    1. institutional plan
    2. action plan by year level and by subject level

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