Arellano High School

Cayetano Arellano High School, otherwise known as Manila North High School,[1] is a public secondary school located along Teodora Alonzo Street, Santa Cruz, Manila, in the Philippines. It is one of the oldest public schools in Manila.[2]

Cayetano Arellano High School
Teodora Alonzo cor. Doroteo Jose Street

Coordinates14°36′23″N 120°58′45″E / 14.6065°N 120.9793°E / 14.6065; 120.9793Coordinates: 14°36′23″N 120°58′45″E / 14.6065°N 120.9793°E / 14.6065; 120.9793
PrincipalJohn Butch C. Locara
Grades7 to 12
Color(s)Green and white
NewspaperAng Tambuli and The Chronicler


The first American-established public high school in Manila was Manila High School, which according to the National Historical Institute, was established in 1906 under the tutelage of Dr. David P. Barrows, Director of Education and Mr. Charles H. Magee, Acting Superintendent of the City Schools of Manila.[3]

In 1921, it was split into two: Manila South High School, later renamed Araullo High School[3] and Manila North High School, now known as Arellano High School. The first principals were Americans.

In 1930, Manila North High School was renamed in honor of Justice Cayetano Arellano, the first Filipino Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.[4]

Under the administration of Juan C. Laya (1945–48), the school annexed two units at La Chambre Building on Reina Regente Street in Binondo to accommodate the growing number of post-liberation students. These units later became the Jose Abad Santos High School.

During the administration of Angel Framo (1948–49), Arellano High School became the largest public school in Manila.[4]

In 1949, the annexes in Halili and Rizal Avenue became Manuel L Quezon High School. In 1961, the remaining five annexes in Mayhaligue, O'Donnel, Zurbaran, Santander and Lope de Vega were integrated to become Doña Teodora Alonzo High School.

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  2. ^ Skager, Rodney (2014-05-20). Organizing Schools to Encourage Self-Direction in Learners. Oxford, England: Pergamon Press. p. 61. ISBN 9781483295725.
  3. ^ a b "Manila High School Intramuros". Manila High School Intramuros Alumni Association E-Group. 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  4. ^ a b "History". Arellano High School. Archived from the original on 2019-06-09. Retrieved 2019-10-02.

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