North City Elementary School
North City Elementary School is located in Barangay Piapi. It is one of the oldest primary schools in Dumaguete. The school caters different barangays namely Piapi, Bantayan, Daro, Pulan Tubig and also pupils from other nearby barangays.
Brief History of North City Elementary School
On July 19, 1934, the Romero Building was constructed during the Administration of Governor Herme Villanueva and under the supervision of the Hilario Noble Amigo, the first surveyor in the province of Negros Oriental. In that time their Class rooms were made of Bamboos, the roofs were made of sac-sac and floors were not cemented.
There were no existing concrete building and the whole area was not closed in a fence. When more funds were available, more buildings were constructed to cater to the increasing population.
North City Elementary School, formerly Piapi Pilot School was the seat of seminars, conferences, teacher trainings, workshops by the Regional Office of the then Bureau of Public School in 1970’s Dumaguete City Division. These were usually held in the Assembly Hall in the ROMERO building. In 1979, the school was made as a Decentralized Learning Resource Center (DLRC).
Demographics of North City Elementary School
The elementary School had during the school year 2013/14 a total of 1,200 enrolled pupils, which attended 35 classes divided over 6 grades. 44 Teacher and 3 additional non-teaching staff members are taking care that the children develop into responsible, polite teenager. Today, there are nineteen 19 existing buildings, which are mostly concrete – build. The school has a total land area of 14,889 squaremeters.
North City Elementary School Facilities
- Library Room
- Computer Room
- Clinic Room
- School Stage
- Hand washing Facilities
- School Public Comfort Room
- 33 Class Rooms
- Principals Office
Many pupils who gained their basic education at the school develop a strong connection to it. Edna Yanoc Bato graduated here and is now the assistant principal of North City Elementary school. Zenaida Catadman and Aracel Piñero are also graduates of the school and returned after finishing their studies as a teacher.