Mapalasan Primary School was established in the 1940s. It was housed in a makeshift building made of bamboo slots and woven coconut leaves as walling and roofing respectively. Its land area is 7,403 square meters which was donated by the late Mateo B. Cañete, the barrio captain at that time. In 2009 the school opened intermediate classes and it became Mapalasan Elementary School.
Mapalasan Elementary School is situated on top of a hilly terrain. Flowering and ornamental plants are arranged along the perimeter fence of its school site which has an area of 273 square meters (7mx39m). Its water supply is from its source in the adjacent barangay which is not so abundant. With the construction of the Red School Building of Coca Cola, built-in rain collector tank was included to address the insufficiency of water supply.
As far as its physical plant is concern, it has Marcos Type Building with 2 classrooms which was repaired by TEEP; 1 building with 3 classrooms which was donated by Coca Cola Philippines and newly constructed 1-classroom building for Kindergarten class. Because of lack of classrooms, the Grade 2 class is housed in a makeshift building which is intended supposedly as Principal’s Office.
Currently, this school has 5 regular teachers (2 teacher-1 & 3 teacher-2), 1 teacher-aide and 1 KVP teacher. The school is manned by a School Principal-1, a newly transferred school administrator from Pacuan Elementary School.
Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) has been organized to them in implementing school programs, projects and activities. The school also created a link to the Local Government Units, in barangay as well as in the municipal LGU, NGO and other private donors. Because of school’s strong partnership with stakeholders, the school has received some facilities and equipment like water hose, wire for electricity connections, and some food supplies for the feeding of the school children.