Schools and students: 2019 statistical bulletin

This bulletin was originally published 17 July 2020.

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NSW government

NSW government schools
Primary and infants schools 1,605
Central/community schools 68
Secondary schools 399
Schools for Specific Purposes (SSP) 115
Environmental Education Centres (EEC) 23
Total government schools 2,210
Preschools attached to primary/infants schools 99
Separate preschools 1
Total preschools 100
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 493,608.0
Secondary enrolments 306,327.8
SSP enrolments 5,737.0
Total enrolments 805,672.8
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 64,692.5
Percentage of total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments 8.0%
Part-time students
Number of part-time students 1,698.0
FTE enrolments 1,109.8
Preschool students
Number of preschool students 4,316
FTE enrolments 2,294.5
Students from language background other than English (LBOTE)
LBOTE enrolments in government schools 291,544
LBOTE enrolments as percentage of total enrolments 35.9%
Attendance rate (Semester 1)
Primary (Years 1-6) 92.7%
Secondary (Years 7-10) 88.0%
Years 1-10 (including support) 91.1%
Average primary class size
Kindergarten to Year 6 23.9
HSC Year 12 student completions
HSC awards 36,886

NSW non-government

NSW non-government schools
Primary schools 499
Secondary schools 144
Primary/secondary schools 249
Special schools 59
Total non-government schools 951
Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments
Primary enrolments 210,409.8
Secondary enrolments 215,581.2
Total enrolments 425,991.0

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