A.        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

B.        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
•        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


Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan, Makabansa

D.        ACCESS

Paulba National High School is a public secondary school
situated at the so-called urban Barangay of Ligao City-
Barangay Paulba that is about 17 kilometers from the city
proper. The common modes of transportation available are
jeep and motorcycle. The school is located along the highway
so access is not a problem.

In terms of school facilities, the school has electrical and water
supply, as well as internet service providers in the area. There is
a need for additional 1 classroom for the Junior High School
since grade 8 should have been divided into 5 sections. At
present, there are 4 sections because no classroom is available.
The classroom buildings for Senior High School once finished
can be enough for Grade 11. However, there will be a need for
additional 2 classrooms in the next school year with the Grade

The ratio of students to comfort rooms is 90:1 which means
there is still a need for additional 8 CRs. There is also a need
for the proper maintenance of water supply in the comfort
rooms. The number of armchairs at present is 556. With the
total enrollees of 890, there is still a need for 334 armchairs.
Some students not allotted with chairs were asked to bring their
own in the meantime.

The school library is at present supervised by an English
teacher since there is no full time librarian yet. When it comes
to learners’ materials and teacher’s guide, only grade 9 and
grade 10 have complete LMs and TG’s. For Grade 8, only the
teachers were given the copy of LM and TGwhile the students
do not have yet copies. For grade 7, only LM for Quarter 1 &2
were given to teachers and until now there are no additional
materials given to them.

There is also provision for a computer laboratory with 7 units
of computers (1 main server and 6 sub hosts) and 42
substations with monitor and NComputing 300 kits that came
from the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP). The
computers have been utilized for 3 years now hence, only the 7
units are usable while the 42 substations have network not
functioning so they are not utilized. Furthermore, the signal
from the internet service providers is too weak and low that it
cannot be utilized for the internet connection in the Science

The National Science Testing and Instrumentation Center
provided the school with Science equipment and materials in
2010 while the City Government provided for the Science
Laboratory building. The Science Lab is functional but its
utilization is not maximized due to some difficulties such as no
water connection through the faucets and lavatories, some
materials are not durable and easily broken, and the Science
teachers did not undergo proper training on utilization of said
gadgets and materials. One teacher attended training in Science
but it was on improvisation not on utilization of the provided

When it comes to the participation rate, the school has 96 %
last school year. This is so because some of the well-off families
of the barangay send their children to Ligao Centro for their

The total enrolment for SY 2015-2016 is 775 while for 2016-
2017 is 890. The sudden increase in the enrolment is due to the
opening of Grade 11. For the past 3 years, the enrolment has
gradually increased. Excluding the enrolment for Grade 11, the
enrolment is 781; that means an increase of only 6 students.
The root causes identified are the retention due to failing
grades, drop out, and quitting school after completing a year

E.        QUALITY

When it comes to the quality of basic education, Paulba
National High School has been working to achieve its targets
that are geared towards the DepEd’s vision and mission.
However, there are challenges along the way that need to be

As of School Year 2015-2016, the school recorded the following
performance indicators:

Graduation rate         100%
Completion rate        78.81%
Transition Rate          89.80%
Survival Rate              76.77%
Retention Rate           92.25%
Performance Level     85%

There is no problem with the Graduation rate because all
students who enrolled in Grade 10 were able to graduate.  The
concern lies in the completion rate which means that out of 203
who enrolled in Grade 7, only 160 students were able to
graduate. The transition rate also needs intervention
considering that out of 178 students that enrolled in grade 9,
only 160 were able to complete grade 10. Also, the survival rate
suggests that out of 211 enrollees in grade 7, only 162 were able
to reach and enroll in grade 10. The retention rate means that
out of 594 enrollees from grade 7-9 during the previous school
year, only 548 continued going to school the next school year.

Furthermore, the performance level based on the post test is
85% which is higher that the passing rate of 75%. But when it
comes to the National Achievement Test, the performance level
is 38.53% that is far lower that 75%.

Based on the root cause analysis, said improvement areas were
due to the following grounds: absenteeism, cutting classes and
tardiness of students, dropping out, failing grades of students,
slow and non-readers, poor study habits, competence and
teaching strategies of teachers, student discipline and
motivation styles of teachers and class advisers, and poor
parent-teacher collaboration.

The Child-Friendly School survey revealed that the school got
25 points which means it can already be considered a child-
friendly school but there are still several criteria that are not
present or complied with. And such criteria are included in the
identification of priority improvement areas.

The School-Based Child Protection and Anti-Bullying Policy
Implementation Checklist stated that the school has not yet
complied with some of the provisions in the list. The
requirements that are still absent or not yet in place are part of
the PIA identification.