Following the enactment of RA 7675, provision for the conversion of Municipality of Mandaluyong into an urbanized city, the Division of City Schools – Mandaluyong was separated from the Division of Quezon City on June 3, 1994 with Dr. Pedro A. Ramos as the first Schools Division Superintendent up to 1997 succeeded by Dr. Eden C. Diaz up to 2002 then Dr. Florencia C. Domingo headed the division until her retirement on 2011. Currently, the Division Office is under the management of Ms. Helen Grace V. Go as Officer in charge – Office of the Schools Division Superintendent.
To date, there are 11 elementary, 4 secondary, 5 integrated public schools and a SPED School with a total of 21 schools under the jurisdiction of the division. The elementary schools have a combined enrollment average of 30,000 pupils and 17,000 students for the secondary level with increase of 2% each year. Catering for all the learners, the division has a total teaching force of 1,307 teachers for both the elementary and secondary levels.
Upon its inception, the division office is housed in the Administration Building of Highway Hills Integrated School(formerly Highway Hills Elementary School), located at Calbayog St. Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City. On 2004 the Division Office was renovated with the addition of a third floor, being used as the Division Conference Hall. Facilities and other furnishings are funded by the School Board Fund, Special Educations Fund and the Local Government to facilitate the services for all the stakeholders.
In order to assist schools to develop expertise and excellence in education, science, culture and technology for the promotion of enlightened and productive Citizenry for furthering the quality of life in all, the division vision and mission are defined and for which the implementation strategies are formulated. These include the following:
The Division of City Schools – Mandaluyong is an institution of learning that develops functional literacy in all learners in order to maximize their potentials and live as human beings who are morally upright, globally competitive, proactive, humane and responsive to the demands of a technologically advancing society; strives by its philosophy of “quality education” for all to continually establish a generation of lifelong learners.
Inspired by our vision, we pledge our commitment to our stakeholders to:
equip all learners with knowledge, skills, habits and values necessary for an active and fast changing society;
develop a team of world class school managers and teachers with integrity, competence, dedication and commitment in the pursuit of the holistic development of the learners;
establish strategic alliances with various publics to attain the goal of quality education for all; and
cultivate among the teaching and non teaching personnel the same desirable values and skills to deliver effective and efficient services while creating opportunities and incentives for their professional growth and appreciation of the true meaning of life.