About Us

            Lupon Vocational High School is one of the 261 accredited Technical Vocational Schools in the Philippines.

           One of the priority programs of the Department of Education is the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program (STVE) which aims to provide the tech-voc high school students with relevant and certifiable skills to be able to prepare students in higher learning, world of work or entrepreneurship from first year to fourth year.

          To realize this goal, several interventions were made to prepare the 261 tech-voc high schools offering their areas of specializations that are relevant to the needs of the students and communities.

Vision

     A leading institute of higher learning committed to produce excellent responsible and well-rounded leaders for globally competitive world.

 Mission

               To provide higher levels of academic excellence which implies the highest standards of knowledgeable and conduct which shall develop competent upright. Knowledgeable, productive and socially aware individuals.

 
History

               The Lupon Vocational High School was established in 1969 by virtue of Republic Act 5531 under Presidential Proclamation No. 95. It occupied a portion of school site donated by former 1st Mayor of the Municipality of Lupon, Sultan Commara Manuel. It has an area of 25,000.00 sq. meters lot 2057 C, which was shared from 18 hectares lot occupied by the Lupon Central Elementary School I and II and the TESDA school. It is located at Cambing Baratua St., Lupon Davao Oriental with the boundaries and outlet going to Maryknoll High School and Barrio Picas.

               The operation of the school started in school year 1976 – 1977 with an initial appropriation of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand (P 250,000.00) Pesos. The curriculum was patterned from that of Davao School of Arts and Trades which has the following specializations as major started in Third Year Automotive Technology, Electronics, Welding and Fabrication, Food and Cosmetology.

               The school started with 3 teachers, 100 students (First Year only), 1 Accounting Clerk, 1 Supply Officer, 1 Utility and 1 Watchman headed by Mr. Tomas P. Briones as Principal. This was temporarily housed in a 3 classroom Marcos Type building borrowed from Lupon Municipal High School now Lupon School of Fisheries. Pioneers were: Tomas P. Briones – Principal, Esmeraldo G. Dagupion – Accounting Clerk, Manuel A. Tomas – Supply Officer, Rogelio Miranda – Utility, Rolando Salamanca – Watchman, Fatimar R. Macarona – Teacher I and Ester Pleños – Teacher I. After a few months of operation, 6 teachers from Lupon School of Fisheries had transferred to Lupon Vocational High School They were Custodio Pesguerra, Josefina Arbol, Ely Palomo, Candida Mejos, Candelaria Bautista and Loreta Alaba.

               The School has Two Annexes namely:

              A.  Lupon Vocational High School Annez A – located at Bagumbayan, Lupon Davao Oriental. Site of 10 hectares was bought by Congresswoman Thelma Almario as Agricultural School.

               B.  Lupon Vocational High School Annex B – the secondary program of Lupon School of Fisheries turned over by the TESDA to Lupon Vocational High School on May 29, 2002. Now known as Lupon National Comprehensive High School located withing the 18 hectares lof of Lupon Central Elementary School.

               After a year, LVHS had transferred temporarily under the Lupon Grandstand while waiting for the completion of the constrauction of a 5 classroom building intended for LVHS. Many years had passed the school grew bigger and bigger until it reached to total population of 1,800 enrollees in the year 2000. More buildings were built and more items were created within these years of operation, the school was able to establish excellent records of accomplishments most especially in Skills Competition and also in academic such as School Press Conference and other Academic Competition.

                In 1992 – 1993, the school was under the TESDA, which offered post secondary courses. For 5 years of operation of post SEcondary Courses, many of the graduates are now occupying good position and better salaries in the company they are now working with. But unluckily the offering of these courses ended when the school received a copy of the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 of DECS and TESDA; returning the admininstration of the school to the DECS.

               The School has 19 buildings with the following utilization: 34 classrooms, 1 HE Building, 1 shop building, 2 canteen buidlings and 1 school library, 1 Guidance and Planning Office, School Supply Office, School Paper, SBO, CAT and office of the Principal which includes the Personnel’s Office, 1 Faculty Room, 1 Computer Room, Guard House, School Clinic and ICT Building.

               The following school facilities were provided: 1.5 horsepower electric water pump plus the services of the municipal water system for additional water supply. Comfort rooms are built in each classroom and Computers donated by the DTI provide computer education.

               October 4, 2004, Mr. Franklin J. Larrobis had retired and Mrs. Fatimar R. Macarona assumed the responsibilities of the school as Officer-In-Charge. The Schools Division Superintendent tasked her to make a project study on the inclusion again of Lupon Vocational High School in Technical Education Curriculum.

                Come May 2005 Tech-Voc subjects are again included in the Secondary School Program wherein technical-vocational subjects must be taught as exploratory in the first year and specialization in the second year up to fourth year. At present the original and registered name of Lupon National High School, which was the Lupon Vocational High School is again restored because of the revival of the Tech-Voc curriculum in the Secondary Program.

                The founding of Lupon Vocational High School and three others – Cateel Vocational High School, Many Agriculutural School and Mati School of Arts and Trades were also created through the initiative of the late Superintendent Abdul Cader Manjoorsa who made the follow up of documents in Manila to open the said high schools in the province of Davao Oriental.

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