It commits itself to promoting the rich Chinese-Filipino Culture and continuing the tradition of excellence in the total formation of students responsive to the challenges of nation-building and globalization, built on the foundation of propriety, righteousness, integrity, justice, and humility.
Davao Central High School shall be known as the hallmark of quality Filipino-Chinese Education in Southern Mindanao with cutting edges in Chinese, English, Filipino, Mathematics, and Sciences.
Davao Central High School is dedicated to forming students as valued contributors in local, national, and global development for a better world through Quality Education and Excellence, Student Leadership, Character and Values Formation, a culture of caring and customer-based quality service.
Develop effective oral and written communication skills in English, Filipino and Chinese.
Develop the quality of leadership, cooperation, sociability, understanding and self-confidence.
Be equipped with academic excellence, attitude and skills needed in everyday living and in preparation for higher level of education.
Appreciate their roots of origin and to cherish Filipino and Chinese culture and tradition.
Develop the ideas of democracy and equality, self-reliance, self-discipline, civic consciousness and other desirable values.
The Davao Central High School, formerly known as the Davao Chinese High School, was founded on June 3, 1924. It traced its humble beginning to two rented classrooms at San Pedro Street with only 30 students. Seeing the necessity of acquiring a permanent school site, Don Francisco Villa-Abrille Lim Juna, a charter board member, donated a 10,000 square-meter lot, which became the present school site. The first building was a one-storey wooden structure. Classes were held in the new site in January 1925. With the aim of preserving and propagating the Chinese language and culture, the school offered a dual curriculum in English and Chinese. It was then the only school in the City of Davao offering Chinese language. Details info