Elementary School Participation rate of the city is 92.37% while Secondary Participation Rate is 92.84%. Cohort Survival Rate in elementary is 83.26% and 92.46% in secondary; Completion Rate in elementary is 85.90% and 93.31% in secondary; Achievement Rate in elementary is 89.21% and 90.76 in secondary; elementary drop-out rate is zero (0) and 1.61% in secondary, respectively.
For out-of-school youth (OSY) who have not given the opportunity to formal education, the City Government in coordination with the Deapartment of Education-Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS) provides an alternative pathways by which out of school youth could earn/obtain educational qualification comparable to the formal education through the Alternative Learning System (ALS). Two (2) Elementary A&E Test Passers were promoted to Secondary Level while 20 Secondary A&E Test Passers were promoted to college and forty four (44) graduates of ALS cum livelihood education. The total population of OSY for 2010 is 114 - which recorded a decreased by 29% from 2009’s population of 162. This could be attributed to enforcement of City Ordinance 2010-065 - granting free college education at the City College of Tagaytay for all legitimate residents of Tagaytay City. From the total number of OSY, 67 of them were enrolled in the ALS program of the City Government. The remaining 47 were enrolled at TESDA and NCST for Basic Computer Literacy Program. Those enrolled at NCST were also having their on-the-job training at FCIE and Yazaki-EMI receiving basic salary and transportation allowance of Php 65.00 per day for six (6) months and eventually get hired if showed an excellent performance.
Delivery of basic education has been among the priority concerns of the City Government. The programwas formulated to assure that the children of Tagaytay received proper care and nutrition while they are in school. The program aims to address and subsequently promote the total healthcare needs of the children and strengthen the roles of schools as child friendly institutions.
The Local Chief Executive brought the entire frontline service providers of Tagaytay City headed by the CPDO as the Program Coordinator to implement the program. The City Nutrition Office with the assistance of Barangay Nutrition Scholars conducts full weighing of all day care and public elementary students to determine their nutritional status. Nutrition staff conducts counseling in every students regarding proper diet and personal hygiene. The City Health Office provides medical and dental check ups and distributes multivitamins and ascorbic acid to all students. The group set off lectures on the three basic food groups. Students also receive free toothbrush and toothpaste. On the other hand other students also avail free haircut.
Day Care, Elementary and High School students are given school bags, notebooks T-shirts and shoes. Shuttle buses are also provided for majority of the high school students.
These initiatives intend to augment the basic needs of poor families who are less capable of sending their children to school and thus encounter difficulties/problems such as financial requirement for tuition fees, school supplies, uniforms, transportation and the like.
As per records, a total of 1,197 attendees of 3-5 years old children were in pre-school. 35.57% were enrolled in the Day Care Program of the city and the 64.43% were enrolled at the different private schools in the city and adjoining municipalities in day care centers and private pre-schools in Tagaytay. Out of 34 barangays, 31 have their own day care centers with playgrounds and other basic amenities handled by a Day Care Worker. Funding for DCW’s salary comes from the city and barangays.