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Dapitan City Division is primarily the agency that delivers quality basic education to the Dapitanons. It envisions to become a premier provider of quality basic education in Zamboanga Peninsula, with competent and dedicated teachers and officials who work harmoniously in a system that makes quality education accessible to all.

Dapitan City Schools Division started as part of Zamboanga del Norte Division with Mr. Eleno Razo as the Schools Division Superintendent. Dapitan District was then headed by Mrs. Vicenta O. Recentes as the District Supervisor.

In 1969, City Schools Division of Dapitan City was created with Mr. Francisco B. Gonzales as the first Superintendent. It was dissolved in 1972-1976 and was again merged with Zamboanga del Norte Division.

In 1976, through the effort of Mayor Germanico A. Carreon, Division of Dapitan City was restored and this was composed of five (5) school districts and nine (9) secondary schools under the leadership of the following Schools Division Superintendents:

Mr. Ramon B. Martinez --------1976-1978
Mr. Mariano L. Camaongay ---1978-1984
Mrs Luzminda A. Duque -------1984-1989
Dr. Antonio P. Rimando --------1989-1994
Dr. Elena P. Hisoler --------------1994-1996
Mrs. Teresita E. Cascolan ------1996-1998
Dr Aurora C. Baang --------------1998-2003
Dr. Avelina E. Eguia --------------2003-2003
Mr. Teodoro T. Dionglay -------2004-2009
Mr. Walter O. Albos --------------2009-2012
Mrs. Teresita E. Cascolan ------2012-2013
Mr. Tamtailer P.Nandu ---------2013-2014
Mrs. Ma. Liza R. Tabilon --------2014-2015
Mrs. Teresita E. Cascolan ------2015-2017
Dr. Roy C. Tuballa ----------------2017-2018
Mr. Virgilio P. Batan, Jr. ---------2019-2019
Mr. Felix Romy A. Triambulo, CESO V ---------2019-present