Schools and students: 2014 statistical bulletin

This bulletin was originally published 11 September 2015.

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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) 114
Environmental Education Centres (EEC) 23
Total government schools 2,219
Preschools attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 456,151.0
Secondary enrolments 302,339.7
SSP enrolments 5,207.0
Total enrolments 763,697.7
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 51,612.6
Percentage of total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 6.8%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 2,383
FTE enrolments 1,453.7
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,415
FTE enrolments 2,428.3
Students from language background other than English (LBOTE)
LBOTE enrolments in government schools 242,850
LBOTE enrolments as percentage of total enrolments 31.6%
Attendance rate (Semester 1)
Primary (Years 1-6) 94.7
Secondary (Years 7-10) 90.3
Years 1-10 (including support) 93.1
Average primary class size
Kindergarten to Year 6 24.0
HSC Year 12 student completions
HSC award 39,340

NSW non-government

NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 491
Secondary schools 144
Primary/secondary schools 237
Special schools 46
Total non-government schools 918
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 200,688.7
Secondary enrolments 203,934.4
Total enrolments 404,623.1

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