Maria Cristina National High School
|Principal||Dante B. Sumagang|
Mission[change | change source]
The school’s mission statement describes its main goals. These are:
- To provide a good education to its students
- To teach students to be responsible people who contribute to their communities
- To teach students patriotism and nationalism
- To help students develop good morals and discipline
- To promote progress in technology
- To teach students how to work efficiently
History[change | change source]
When it first opened, Maria Cristina National High School was called Maria Cristina Barangay High School. It was also called a Barrio High School. A law called Republic Act 6050 (RA 6050) created the school. People living in Barangay Maria Cristina signed a petition asking the government to create a high school there.
After the government agreed, Maria Cristina Barangay High School opened in June of 1972. It had 183 students and 5 teachers. There were two sections of first-year students and one section of second-year students. At first, the new high school did not have its own building. Most classes were held at the barangay hall. Two classes were also held at the local elementary school.
As more students came to Maria Cristina Barangay High School, a temporary classroom made of bricks was built. The school also hired more teachers. The national government paid for most of the school’s costs. The local school board also paid for some costs.
As the school continued to grow, it needed its own building. A new school was built on a 3-hectare lot owned by the National Power Corporation. The National Power Corporation was not using a part of this lot. The National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) and the Local School Board of Iligan City Division agreed to allow Maria Cristina National High School to use that part of the lot to build a new school. The goal of this new building was to make it possible for Maria Cristina National High School to keep growing.
At first, in 2004, the new school had only two buildings with six classrooms, so only fourth-year students were able to use it. Now, the new building is big enough for all of the school’s students. The school now has 17 sections of students, 26 teachers, and 40 sets of computers.