Most of the Cuneta Elementary School learners are Muslim. Data collected from the SY 2017-2018 showed that 447 out of 609 pupils are Muslim. In order to cater to the Muslim learners, CES provides a special class called ALIVE (Arabic Language and Islamic Values) and incorporate the classes into the pupils’ regular schedules. There are Uztads and Ustadaz who teache ALIVE to truly ensure that each pupils learn meaningfully from experts.
Despite the number of Muslim pupils, CES are still able to cater to the needs of other religions. CES holds mass that catholic pupils could attend. In addition to this, catechists also visit each class to teach values and right conduct. Through this, CES pupils are able to interact with each others’ culture and religion. CES believes that when pupils truly understand each other, respect is demonstrated through their actions.
Five new sets of Barangay Officials were elected last May 14, 2018. Two barangay Chairperson were re-elected together with some of their councilors. Though Barangay 79 has a Muslim leader, they are all cooperative when it comes to school activities. Of the barangays in the catchment area Barangay 145 has the highest population. This can be predicted in the number of voting electorates who reached at 4, 182. Barangay 77, 78, and 79 have 1340, 786 and 1, 703 registered voters respectively.
Cuneta Elementary School is fronting Brgy 79 and is part of Brgy 77. At the back is Brgy 78 which is surrounded by newly constructed shopping malls at Baclaran. In the south, it is bounded by Baclaran, Paranaque, in the east by Sto. Nino and Taft Avenue Extension. It is delimited by Macapagal Boulevard and Harrison Extension in the west and in the north by Park Avenue, EDSA and Cuneta Avenue. The school is also near the LRT Station of Baclaran which makes really accessible from other cities within Metro Manila.
Cuneta Elementary School is located at one of the busiest city in National Capital Region which is Pasay City. Known to Filipinos as the “Travel City” due to the important establishments inside such as Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Mall of Asia and Baclaran Malls, CES is situated as part of the heart of economy in Metro Manila.
CES learners are mostly involved in business establishments. This poses a problem during holidays as the attendance of CES pupils tends to fluctuate. In order to address this problem, CES rewards pupils with perfect attendance with gifts and certificates to motivate them to go to school.