The DepEd Zamboanga del Sur Schools Division is considered as the largest division in Region IX in terms of number of public elementary & secondary schools. The Division has 32 school Districts; 17 are located in the 1st Congressional District while 15 are in the 2nd Congressional District.  The Division of Zamboanga del Sur has 670 public elementary schools and 125 public secondary schools. On the other hand, there are only 29 private elementary schools and 21 private secondary schools which are duly recognized by DepEd.

The DepEd Vision

We dream of Filipinos
who passionately love their country
and whose values and competencies
enable them to realize their full potential
and contribute meaningfully to building the nation. As a learner-centered public institution,
the Department of Education
continuously improves itself
to better serve its stakeholders.

The DepEd Mission

To protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education where:Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.
Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to happen.
Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for developing life-long learners.

Our Core Values



The Scope of Quality Management System of Zamboanga del Sur is on the provision of technical assistance and other support services of the Curriculum Implementation Division, School Governance and Operations Division and Office of the Schools Division Superintendent in the implementation of educational programs in schools and learning centers.


Zamboanga del Sur Division commits to improve continuously and strengthen unequivocal response to excellence anchored on quality management system of curriculum and instruction, governance and operation enforced by an effective and efficient administrative and financial leadership to consistently provide standards-based, customer-focused delivery of quality services.


Schools Division Office Zamboanga del Sur upholds its mandate through the following:
* To Provide timely administrative and technical assistance for the efficient operations and effective implementation of policies and education programs at the schools division level based on the standards set by regulatory authorities.
* To provide timely technical assistance to schools and learning centers as per the needs and requests.
*To monitor schools and learning centers to ensure compliance to K to 12 Curriculum.
* To strengthen the management of schools and learning centers in terms of process delivery education support services.
* To capacitate schools and learning centers in the delivery of education program services.