History of Potrero Elementary School
Potrero Elementary School is a complete public elementary school and is one of the five (5) schools in the District of Malabon IV, Division of Malabon City. It is strategically located along McArthur Highway corner Pinagtipunan Circle, Potrero, Malabon City. Situated on a 4,401 sq.m. lot. It houses five (5) academic building structures, an open space for pupils’ assembly, ample number of trees and some spaces for gardening.
The instructional and supervisory services are rendered by seventy-four (74) classroom teachers, a principal III and five (5) non-teaching personnel.
The school started as primary school in the 50’s in three venues at POACO Annex, Chico Annex and at Araneta Whitehouse Annex. Each annex then was supervised by a teacher-in-charge as a primary school with Mrs. Victoria Rivera as the recognized school head. It was in 1964, during the time of Mr. Benito Mendoza that a complete elementary school was established in its present cite phasing-out the three annexes.
The wooden elevated building was replaced by a 2-storey, 18 room building known as the Rodriguez Building in 1964. Vicencio Building was constructed then in 1997. A new Kinder Building was built in the early year of 2012 followed by the DepEd Building in October.
The complete line-up of principals assigned to Potrero Elementary School is as follows:
1960 —- Mrs. Victoria Rivera
1962 —- Mr. Benito Mendoza
1964 —- Mrs. Illuminada Lizan
1965 —- Mrs. Soledad Alberto
1969 —- Mr. Romeo Vibar
1970 —- Mrs. Nemencia Oliveros
1971 —- Mrs. Purificacion Senga
1979 —- Mr. George Cabawatan
1980 —- Ms. Estrella F. Ramirez
1986 —- Mr. Pacifico Constantino
1992 —- Mr. Pablito Marasigan
1996 —- Ms. Gloria O. Gomez
1997 —- Mrs. Cynthia B. Saluta
1998 —- Dr. Leoncia S. Nieves
2002 —- Mrs. Angelita Cortez
2005 —- Mrs. Norma G. Guillermo
2009 —- Mrs. Erlinda C. Pascual
2010 —- Dr. Lourdes B. Cabañero
2011 —- Mrs. Zenaida M. Roberto
2012 —- Mrs. Riza G. Andrade
2013 —- Ms. Melinda C. San Pedro
2016 up to present- Dr. Chona N. Torreliza