Commonwealth High School

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Commonwealth High School

Paaralang Sekundarya ng Commonwealth
Ecols St., Barangay Commonwealth Quezon City, Philippines
Type Public National Secondary School, Non-Sectarian
Motto Building New Horizons
Established 1986
Grades 7 to 12
Number of students approx. 4000, called as COMMONWEALTHIANS
Color(s) Maroon and White          
Nickname Comm-High, CHS
Affiliations Division of City Schools-Quezon City

Commonwealth High School is a public high school in Commonwealth, Quezon City and is one of the largest high schools in the city by student population.[citation needed]


COMMONWEALTH HIGH SCHOOL (CHS) is a duly recognized national secondary school of the Division of City Schools. Since 1986, it has served at least four barangays, providing equal opportunities to qualify education to each clientele


It's colorful history began on July 14, 1986 when the first and only secondary school in Barangay Commonwealth was inaugurated. It was a dream-come-true for the members of Sama-sama, a non-government organization based in Commonwealth and Fr. Joel Tabora, then Parish priest of Kristong Hari Chapel. Classes were held in improvised room or cubicles in the chapel with student population of over 800.

As enrollment continued to daramatically rise, finding new site for San Francisco High School-Commonwealth HS Annex (as it was then called) had become the quest for Ms. Flor Sandoval, the first head-teacher-in-charge, Fr. Tabora, and Sama-sama Organization. Then on June 20, 1991, SFHS-Commonwealth Annex was finally granted its wish and was moved to a 1.7 hectare lot located along Ecols St., Commonwealth Quezon City. During the term of Dr. Josefina Perlado, then principal, through her initiative, the school gained independence from its mother school and finally named Commonwealth High School