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LAOAG CITY DIVISION believing in the pursuit of a culture of excellence envisions itself to be empowered leader of education where the young are fully prepared to become functionally literate, responsible, productive and value-laden citizens and made ready to face the competitive world.


To provide equitable access to quality basic education in order to fully harness the potentials of learners for academic and technological competencies to become competent, value-oriented and God-loving citizens.


Laoag City, the Sunshine City and capital of Ilocos Norte is located in the west-central part of the province bounded to the South China Sea and nestling in the vast plain on the bank of the winding Padsan River with an area of 127.47 square kilometers. The city is predominantly lowland with slopping terrain of 5-7 feet above sea level with 80 barangays. It became a city on January 1, 1965, by virtue of the Laoag City Charter, R.A. No. 4584.

Laoag City Division is one among the nine (9) city divisions in Region I. The Office of the City Schools Division Superintendent was created by virtue of Article 5, Section 19 of Republic Act No. 4584. It was separated from the DepEd, Division of Ilocos Norte on October 3, 1974 by virtue of the Laoag City Charter. The division is presently headed by Ms. Araceli C. Pastor, CESO VI, Schools Division Superintendent with Mrs. Trinidad Tan-Madamba, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent.

The division serves two levels of education: elementary and secondary. There are three (3) school districts in the elementary level: District I, District II and District III and four (4) nationally funded secondary schools, namely: Ilocos Norte National High School as the pilot school for the Refined Secondary Education Curriculum Teachers in its 4th year now, offers Regular BEC, Special Science Class, Special Program for the Arts, Special Program for Sports, Afternoon-Saturday Class and Special Education in its main campus; while INNHS Annex offers regular secondary curriculum only; Gabu National High School, a regular secondary school; and two technical-vocational schools - Ilocos Norte Regional School of Fisheries with Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program - Fishery; and Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades offer Programs on Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program & Post Secondary Program.

Mariano Marcos State University, Elementary and High School Laboratory, is a government university. It is not under the supervision of the division but it joins contests and activities conducted by the DepEd and complies submission of some educational statistical data required.

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