Cavite National High School (CNHS), established in June 19, 1902, is one of the oldest secondary public school in the Philippines. This public secondary school of DepEd under the supervision of Schools Division Office (SDO) of Cavite City located at Chief E. Martin Street Caridad, Cavite City houses 5,700 students and 233 teaching personnel and offers various programs like Science, Technology, and Engineering (STE) Program, Special Program in the Arts (SPA), Open High School Program (OHSP), and Special Education Program (SPEd) for Students with Special Needs.
- White circle background represents the insights, knowledge and learning which are all being enriched and developed by the teachers in CNHS.
- Flaming torch symbolizes the hope and love given by the CNHS teachers not only to their students but to the whole community. The same symbolism is found in the DepEd’s Seal.
- Carabao embodies Filipino learners imbued with the DepEd’s core values Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makalikasan at Makabansa which are also being honed in CNHS. Considered as the Philippines’ national animal, the beast also symbolizes Filipino characteristics: strength, power, efficiency, perseverance, and most of all, hard work.
- Red Inner Ring represents the heroic blood flowing in every Caviteňo since Cavite City is known to be the birthplace of numerous Filipino heroes, then and now.
- Maroon Outer Circular Band represents the official color of the school symbolizing the marks of CNHS community including all its graduates and retired teachers and employees. These characteristics include confidence, creative thoughts, excitement, strength, risk, passion, love, ambition, courage, strength, warmth, and beauty. These marks are the most important legacies CNHS can impart to all its learners.
- Maroon Font Color. Maroon, as one of the official colors of the school, symbolizes intense passion to achieve ambition, strength, confidence, creative thoughts, love, courage, warmth, and beauty. These characteristics embody every “Active Maroon”, a moniker used to call every member of the Caviteñan community.
- Child with an Open Book. Above the CNHS abbreviation is an image of a child reading a book. This symbolizes CNHS as a learner-centered institution and a cradle of knowledge and learning. The pages of the book show resemblance to the horns of a carabao (official animal symbol of the school) which represents the dedication and perseverance of the teachers and school administrators as vectors of learning and catalysts of change.
- Motto. Below the CNHS abbreviation is the motto of the school “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” in a yellow-gold color. This motto serves as the underlying principle that carries the whole school community in achieving its goal which is to produce functionally literate learners who will serve as the next generation’s leaders and nation-builders.
- Yellow-Gold Font Color. The yellow-gold color, as the one of the official colors of the school, symbolizes knowledge and success.