Lagro High School
|Lagro High School|
|Paaralang Sekundariya ng Lagro|
|Motto||tl: "Respeto at Paggalang tungo sa Maliwanag na Bukas"), "Courtesy and respect for a brighter future"|
|Established||1974 (Novaliches), 1978 (Lagro)|
|Affiliations||National Public High Schools of Quezon City|
|Principal||Maria Noemi M. Moncada|
|Location||Misa de Gallo St., Barangay, Greater Lagro, Novaliches,
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Lagro High School (Tagalog: Paaralang Sekundarya ng Lagro) is a public high school in the Lagro District of Quezon City in Metro Manila, Philippines. The school was founded as Novaliches High School in 1974 by the local homeowners association, and inaugurated as Lagro High School in 1978. Current enrollment is about six thousand students.
In the early 1970s, the GSIS La Mesa Homeowners Association (GLAMEHA) requested that a high school be established in the Lagro subdivision next to their elementary school. The city government and education bureau helped establish a high school annex out of two housing units of Lagro Block 59. On June 13, 1974, Novaliches High School opened with an enrollment of 87 students. Florencio Dumlao served as the principal. In August, the annex was transferred to share the Lagro Elementary School compound, with a new prinicipal and three teachers. Its first graduation took place on March 1, 1976.
In the 1977-78 year, the school had an enrollment of 774, and in June 1978, it expanded to a 1.3 hectacre site with an annex building consisting of two stories and 18 classrooms. On September 1, 1978, the school was inaugurated as Lagro High School. A six-room building was added to the southern part of the campus. Other annex buildings were constructed or acquired, including Patayas annex in 1987, Fairview in 1993, and the SB Building in 2003.
As the only high school in the Northern Metro Manila, Southern Bulacan, and Western Rizal region, the number of students attending Lagro High School has grown over the years. As of 2011, the school had an enrollment of about 6,000 students.
Notable programs and extra-curriculars
- The LHS Courier (Filipino: Lagro Pahatid), is published monthly. Students regularly participate in the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC), a national competition.
- Lagro High School implemented the nationwide Special Program in the Arts (SPA) during the 2005-06 school year. The program offered five courses: theater arts, visual arts, creative writing, music and dance. A sixth class, media arts, was implemented in the 2007-08 year. Students showcase their talents in an annual exhibition and performance.
- Rachelle Anne Cabral, archer for Phillippines team in 2012 London Olympics
- Bam Alegre, GMA News reporter
- Division Office of Quezon City. "Official Website of the Division Office Quezon City". Retrieved June 2012.
- Bonsol, Josephine (February 24, 2010). "Lagro High School History". Retrieved January 21, 2013.
- The History of Lagro: The Town-- the School-- the Community. Lagro High School Alumni Committee. 2000. p. 196.
- "The LHS Courier: The Official Publication of Lagro High School". Lagro High School Student Council. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- Department of Education, Philippines. "THE SPECIAL PROGRAM IN THE ARTS". Ligao National High School. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
- Javier, Fernando C. "3rd Conference of Southeast Asia School Principals Forum - Special Program in the Arts".
- "Lagro HS SPORTS: Cabral, a Lagronian Pride". Lhscouriersports.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
- Gionco, Nick. "Olympians Leave For London Today". Retrieved July 30, 2012.
- "Lagro HS Courier NEWS: LHS reaps awards in DSSPC". Lhscouriernews.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-11-17.