Schools and students: 2013 statistical bulletin

This bulletin was originally published 10 October 2014.

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NSW government

NSW government schools
Primary schools 1,600
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 2,218
Preschools attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 446,848.0
Secondary enrolments 303,433.6
SSP enrolments 5,064.0
Total enrolments 755,345.6
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 49,308.4
Percentage of total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 6.5%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 2,292
FTE enrolments 1,351.6
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,433
FTE enrolments 2,371.1
Students from language background other than English (LBOTE)
LBOTE enrolments in government schools 235,106
LBOTE enrolments as percentage of total enrolments 30.9%
Attendance rate (Semester 1)
Primary (Years 1-6) 94.5
Secondary (Years 7-10) 90.1
Years 1-10 (including support) 92.9
Average primary class size
Kindergarten to Year 6 24.0
HSC Year 12 student completions
HSC award 38,908

NSW non-government

NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 489
Secondary schools 145
Primary/secondary schools 238
Special schools 45
Total non-government schools 917
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 198,397.0
Secondary enrolments 200,416.3
Total enrolments 398,813.3

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