Schools and students: 2012 statistical bulletin

This bulletin was originally published 16 January 2014.

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NSW government

NSW government schools
Primary schools 1,605
Separate infants schools 17
Central/community schools 67
Secondary schools 398
Schools for Specific Purposes (SSP) 113
Environmental Education Centres (EEC) 23
Total government schools 2,233
Preschools attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 438,681.0
Secondary enrolments 304,632.1
SSP enrolments 4,921.0
Total enrolments 748,234.1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 47,086.8
Percentage of total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 6.3%
Part-time students (Year 11-12 only)
Number of part-time students 2,288
FTE enrolments 1,360.1
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,424
FTE enrolments 2,460.7
Students from language background other than English (LBOTE)
LBOTE enrolments in government schools 229,106
LBOTE enrolments as percentage of total enrolments 30.2%
Attendance rate (Semester 1)
Primary (Years 1-6) 94.1
Secondary (Years 7-10) 89.3
Years 1-10 (including support) 92.3
Average primary class size
Kindergarten to Year 6 24.0
HSC Year 12 student completions
HSC award 38,774

NSW non-government

NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 490
Secondary schools 145
Primary/secondary schools 237
Special schools 41
Total non-government schools 913
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 194,631.4
Secondary enrolments 196,124.8
Total enrolments 390,756.2

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