San Joaquin – Kalawaan High School was designated as a secondary school last January 19, 1998 under Republic Act No. 8455, otherwise known as an Act Establishing a High School in Barangay San Joaquin and Kalawaan, City of Pasig to be known as the San Joaquin/Kalawaan High School. The House of Representative and the Senate passed the appropriation of fund for this last on September 26, 1996 and October 27, 1997 respectively. The Lower and Upper House of the Congress of the Philippines through the initiative of the former Congressman in the lone district of Pasig, Honorable Rufino “Pinong” SB Javier, enacted this.
Located at Lope K. Santos St., San Joaquin, Pasig City, Philippines with a land area of 1,200 square meters, the lot was donated by United Laboratories, Inc. to the Pasig City Government. The idea of Establishing a secondary school in barangay San Joaquin last 1997 was conceived by the late Barangay chairman Gaudencio “Guding” Adlawan and the members of the Barangay Council namely: Councilor Ernesto Oliveros, Councilor Juanito Medrano, Councilor Rodolfo Reyes, Councilor Antonio de Vera, Councilor Nelia Monsod (now the Barangay Chairman of San Joaquin), Councilor Amparo Caraan, Brgy. Secretary Leonicia Rañeses and Brgy. Treasurer Francisco Sunga.
A Task Force for San Joaquin – Kalawaan High School was organized to plan the actions for the opening of the said high school, with the following people involved:
Chairman: Dr. Abella C. Macarandan
School Division Superintendent
Co-Chairman: 1. Dr. Abella Florentina A. Lizano
Assistant School Superintendent
2. Ms. Josephine M. Cruz
Principal IV, Rizal High School
Members: 1. Hon. Councilor Rosalio Martirez (In-charge of Education)
2. Brgy. Chairman Gaudencio Adlawan (San Joaquin)
3. Dr. Rogelio A. Baybayon (Division Supervisor)
4. Angelita Cagalingan (District Supervisor)
5. Dr. Pacita Palma (District Supervisor, Pasig II)
6. Illuminada Lerio (Principal, San Joaquin Elementary School)
7. Dr. Sofia C. Mejia (Principal, Kalawaan Elementary School)
8. Alberto P. Ore (Master Teacher, Rizal High School)
Located near the Barangay Hall where the Livelihood Center and the Police Sub-station of San Joaquin formerly occupies, the SJKHS is currently composed of four (4) buildings – one (1) VP Eusebio type six-storey building, one VP Eusebio type five-storey building, a connector for the two buildings and a VP Eusebio type six-storey building annexed to the San Joaquin Elementary School grounds. The school formally opened last June 4, 2001 under the supervision of Mr. Alberto P. Ore, Master Teacher from Rizal High School and eventually designated as Principal.
The school accommodated 1,012 freshman students from the five (5) elementary schools in Pasig District II, private and other public schools nearby. SJKHS intends to provide programs and activities, decentralized access to basic education, computer literacy and active participation in curricular and extra-curricular activities, academic and non-academic competitions in the local, city, division and regional levels.
Since the school opened, the San Joaquin Barangay Council led by the late Brgy. Chairman Gaudencio Adlawan(now headed by Brgy Chairman Nelia Monsod), and the community is very supportive to the needs of the school. It should be noted that Barangay San Joaquin is consistently on top in the fields of Health and Peace and Order despite the highly marginalized citizens of the community.