Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School

Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School

Infobox Secondary School
native_name = "Pambansang Mataas na Paaralang Pang-alaala kay Jose J. Leido, Anak"
name = Jose J. Leido, Jr. Memorial National High School

established = 1921
principal = Dr. Donato G. Bueno
country = Philippines
city = Calapan City
address = Jose Rizal Street, San Vicente East
campus = LEMNAHIS Main, LEMNAHIS Mahal na Pangalan Annex, LEMNAHIS Bucayao Annex, LEMNAHIS Parang Annex, LEMNAHIS Nag-iba Annex
students = 5,264 (school year 2008-2009)
type = Public
telephone =
affiliation = Department of Science and Technology, Department of Education
campus publication = The Newsette, Ang Talabalita
website =

The Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School, or LEMNAHIS (short for Leido Memorial National High School), and formerly Oriental Mindoro High School, is the flagship campus and the largest Public High School in Oriental Mindoro. It was established in 1921 and is located in San Vicente East, Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro. It offers high school education from first year to fourth year. The school is headed by its principal, Dr. Donato G. Bueno who also initiated and pursue the name LEMNAHIS at the beginning of his administration in 2001.


Lemnahis caters to a total of 5,264 students of which 1,402 are freshmen, 1,358 are sophomores, 1,246 are juniors and 1,258 are seniors. The students were under the efficient tutelage of 185 teaching staff with the aid of 33 non-teaching personnel within 119 classrooms and 11 hectare enclosed fields.

Education System

Jose J. Leido Jr., Memorial National High School is known for its exemplary performance in the fields of academics and is a one of the leading institutions of secondary learning specializing in Mathematics, Science and Technology, English and Filipino subjects in the Southern Tagalog Region. Its students are known to be one of the toughest in Region IV. Lemnahis is also famous for its good physical education instructors. Lemnahis athletes are a major pride of the school as some of them has already joined and won competitions all over the Philippines and abroad.

Year sections are divided at Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School between the Special Science Classes (SSC) (also known as the Star Sections) which is composed primarily of academically excellent and intelligent students and the Lower Sections which comprise the majority of the students.

Special Science Classes is Lemnahis' version of the Philippine Science High School's education system due to the absence of the latter's branch in Mindoro. In fact, it actually adopts and conforms with PSHS's standards and Department of Science and Technology has its own building and laboratories inside the campus. Special Science classes generally take two to three additional subjects such as Advanced Journalism, Elective Science, or a course in Research in addition to the normal subjects normally taken by ordinary average students in lower sections. Honor students are also being selected from the Special Science classes.

From years 1995-2002, Special Science Classes are limited to only four sections per year level. The format of the SSC section names were the following:

* First Year: I-SSC-A, I-SSC-B, I-SSC-C and I-SSC-D
* Second Year: II-SSC-A, II-SSC-B, II-SSC-C and II-SSC-D
* Fourth Year: IV-SSC-A, IV-SSC-B, IV-SSC-C and IV-SSC-D

However, due to the growing number of students, Lemnahis has increased the number of special science sections and as of 2008 Faculty and Students interview, there are seven SSC sections for freshmen and sophomores, five for juniors and four for seniors.


On February 2005, the team of Ma. Gerry Lyn E. Alcantara, Marian Christia A. Montesa and Rose Jane I. Viray of Jose J. Leido Jr. Memorial National High School placed first in the Physical Science Division for Cluster 2, team category of the 2004-2005 Intel Philippines Science Fair (National Finals) held at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman for their project on Cost Effective Free-Fail Apparatus for Elementary and Secondary Students.

On February 7, 2008, the Mangyan Heritage Center and the Mangyan Cultural Festival were launched in Jose J. Leido Jr., Memorial National High School through the initiative of the Provincial Tourism Office of Oriental Mindoro in cooperation of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The said event is in line with the celebration of the Philippine National Arts Month. The Mangyan Cultural Festival honors the richness and diversity of the Mangyan cultures through exhibits, theater, dance, and musical performances by the Mangyans themselves who are the known to be the original inhabitants of the island provinces of Mindoro.

On June 24, 2008, Jose L. Leido Jr Memorial National High School was featured on ABS-CBN's documentary shows, The Correspondents' issue entitled 'Lack of classrooms'.

On September 6, 2008, the team of Ron Michael L. Castillo, Robinson Bryan C. Andres and Miguel Franco T. Dimayacyac became the first group of Leidorians to qualify for the finals of the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs Science Olympiad which is on its 5th year now. Castillo topped the individual scores of the National Eliminations at Southern Luzon while the team copped the first place in the site.


*English - Eden Gonzales
*Mathematics - Rebecca Arellano
*Science - Elmo Enriquez
*Filipino - Yolanda Balintataw
*Social Studies - Edna Barrientos
*Technology and Livelihood Education - Ofelia Jusi
*Music Arts PE Health - Joselito Lumanglas
*Values Education - Nanette Macaguiwa
*Computer Education - Rhodora Javier
*Publication and Research - Antonio Alido

Notable Students and Graduates

* N. V. M. Gonzalez - Internationally acclaimed writer and educator (1927-1930, Batch of 1930)
* Marielle Infantado - National Filipino Swimmer; 1st ASEAN Games; 2nd POF Championship; 27th, 29th and 31th SEA Games; Nestle MILO Product Endorser
* Edzen Dinglasan - National Filipino Swimmer; 29th and 30th SEA Games
* Edson Dinglasan - National Filipino Swimmer, 30th SEA Games; Philippine National Open
* Jireh Ibanez, PBA Player, UP Diliman

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