Ilocos Norte National High School
"The Premier School of the North"


Ilocos Norte National High School is situated in the northwestern side, or so called “university belt,” of the Laoag City Proper. Every school year, it has an average enrolment of 3,000 students coming from all over the Province of Ilocos Norte and the surrounding provinces of Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, and Kalinga-Apayao. The school maintains total personnel of 170 serving in its four adjacent campuses.

For more than a century now the Ilocos Norte National High school has made a name for herself as the premiere school of the north. The steady rise to become the progressive secondary school as it is now dates back to march 1917 when the school then named Ilocos Norte High School graduated twenty-three young men and a lady. Since then it has given the country alumni who have become luminaries not only locally but also in the national and international level. Thus it earned its present distinction as a great citadel of secondary education in Northern Philippines.

The school is located at the western part of Laoag City. It caters to the residents of Barangay 2 Sta. Joaquina, Barangay 3 Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Barangay 4 San Guillermo, Barangay 5 San Pedro and other nearby barangays within the city and nearby towns of the Province of Ilocos Norte. Each barangay was named after their Patron Saint by the municipal government for purposes of identification. Barangay 2 has 10.34 hectares and Barangay 5 has 32.78 hectares. Most of these lands consist of residential and agricultural lots while the remaining lots are government owned.