After its historic feat last year, capping the 2017 National Achievement Test (NAT) in Region 3, the City of San Fernando once again outdid other 19 divisions in Central Luzon as it topped the NAT overall ranking for 2018.
Based on the data released by the Department of Education, the city garnered the highest mean of the ranks obtained in the three levels of NAT, which include elementary (Grade 6), Junior High School (Grade 10), and Senior High School (Grade 12), coming from the Mean Percentage Scores (MPS) for the subjects contained within the examinations.
Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago said that the city government’s efforts in nurturing young Fernandinos in the education aspect have been paying off through these achievements.
“Malaki ang ginugugol nating panahon para sa edukasyon ng mga Fernandino. Sa katunayan, iyan pa rin ang nangungunang agenda ng ating administrasyon dahil iyan ing pinakaimportante sa lahat. Yung mabigyan lang natin ng sapat na edukasyon ang mga Fernandino, masaya na tayo doon. Kung mag-excel pa sila, lalo tayong matutuwa,” he said.
For elementary, the city garnered an MPS of 57.55 in Filipino, 42.81 in Mathematics, 42.87 in English, 33.12 in Science, and 40.83 in Hekasi for an overall MPS of 43.44, far higher than the Regional and National MPS of 37.61 and 37.44, respectively.
Garnering an overall MPS of 47.21, the city meanwhile ranked fourth for Junior High School level with an MPS of 60.36 in Filipino, 54.07 in Araling Panlipunan, 35.12 in Mathematics, 39.27 in Science, and 47.25 in English. The city’s overall MPS in this level was also higher than Region 3’s 44.19 and National’s 44.59.
Completing the roster was for Senior High School level where the city also landed on fourth rank. In Science, the city held a 31.15 MPS, 37.77 for Philosophy, 36.60 for Humanities, 48.85 for Media and Information Literacy, 29.66 in Mathematics, 38.88 in Language and Communication, and 36.09 in Social Studies.
With the mentioned MPS in all these subjects, the city again surpassed the Region’s overall MPS of 35.82 with its MPS of 36.89.
For the overall MPS, combining all three levels, the city garnered 3.00 Mean Rank, the highest among 20 divisions in the region.
The local chief executive has also extended his felicitations to the City Schools Division of San Fernando, through the Schools Division Superintendent OIC Dr. Ronnie Mallari, for their exemplary performance in the examinations, which are designed to determine the pupils and students’ strengths and weaknesses in the academic aspect.