The Dagupan City School Division is one of the fourteen schools divisions in Region I. It is strategically located at the heart of the province of Pangasinan. It is considered the shining metropolis of the north as it does not only serve as center for education but also known for being the melting pot for trade and commerce in the province and in Ilocos region.
It has completely risen from the debris of the 1990 earthquake in which almost 10 percent of its school buildings were damaged or flattened out to the grounds. Like a phoenix rising from its ashes to a new life, the Dagupan City School Division has also risen to a new life and to a new beginning.
The division is strongly composed of 34 complete public elementary schools distributed into four (4) districts. It has five (5) national high schools, namely: Dagupan City National High School, Bonuan Buquig National High School, Judge Jose De Venecia, Sr. Memorial National High School, Carael NHS and Salapingao NHS.
Complementing the efforts of our public schools in delivering quality education in the city’s more than 150,000 population are 26 high-performing private schools. Most of these schools are noted for their outstanding performance in national achievement test and academic competitions. Three (3) of them have consistently ranked among the top 5 high-performing schools nationwide.
The leadership and dedication of the Dagupan City Schools Division staff remains unparalleled with the strong leadership and dedication of our distinguished Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Lorna G. Bugayong, CESO VI and her able Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Lourdes D. Servito. Their commitment to the mission and vision of the division to quality education can be showcased by the many accomplished programs and projects geared towards pupil/student and staff development, curriculum development, and physical development.