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Secondary Education


 
School year
 
 
2011/12
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 

No. of Schools            
  • Local
497
 
476
 
475
 
  • ESF & other private international
27
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
524
 
506
 
506
 
             
Student Enrolment(1)(4)            
  • S1-S3
208 010
 
170 113
 
164 955
 
  • S4-S6
227 278
 
180 286
 
170 934
 
  • S7
31 799
 
2 210
(6) 
2 263
(6) 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
467 087
 
352 609
 
338 152
 
             
No. of Repeaters(1)
14 020
 
11 560
 
10 692
 
             
No. of Newly Admitted Pupils from the Mainland (2)(3)
2 932
 
2 139
 
3 832
 
             
Average Class Size(2)(4)            
  • S1-S6
33.0
 
28.7
 
28.1
 
             
No. of Secondary School Teachers(1)            
  • Degree
30 867
 
28 735
 
28 514
 
  • Non-degree
697
 
375
 
339
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
31 564
 
29 110
 
28 853
 
             
Percentage of Trained Teachers(2)
93.5%
 
96.9%
 
97.2%
 
             
Pupil-Teacher Ratio(2)
15.0:1
 
12.2:1
 
11.8:1
 
             
Wastage Rate of Teachers (%)(2)(5)            
  • Trained
3.9%
 
5.0%
 
4.8%
 
  • Untrained
11.2%
 
15.4%
 
13.7%
 
 

 

 

 
  • Overall
4.3%
 
5.4%
 
5.1%
 

 

Notes : Figures in this table do not include evening schools, special schools and secondary day courses operated by private schools offering tutorial, vocational and adult education courses. Unless otherwise specified, figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.
  (1) Figures include statistics of local schools, English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools and other private international schools.
  (2) Figures exclude statistics of English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools and other private international schools.
  (3) Figures refer to One-way Permit Holders who are newly admitted to schools during the 12-month period prior to October of the given school year. For example, figure for 2016/17 refers to admission during October 2015 to September 2016.
  (4) The New Senior Secondary academic structure has been implemented fully in 2011/12 school year.
  (5) Figures refer to the number of drop-out teachers as a percentage of the total number of teachers concerned as at mid-September of the preceding school year. "Drop-out teachers" refer to the teachers who had served in a local secondary school as at mid-September of the preceding school year but no longer served in any of the schools (irrespective of whether primary or secondary schools) as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
  (6) Upon implementation of the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure, there are no subsidised secondary 7 places under local curriculum starting from 2012/13 school year.
     
     

 

Sources : School Education Statistics Section, Education Bureau
Central Team / School Development Division, Education Bureau

 

Information Items Enquiry Telephone No. Email
Enrolment Statistics 3509 8442 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Teacher Statistics 3509 8441 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Newly Admitted Pupils from the Mainland 3509 8443 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Number of Schools 3509 8465 sd_centralteam1@edb.gov.hk
     
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For the Number of Schools and Enrolment by District, by Grade and by Type, please refer to one of the EDB's replies to LegCo members initial written questions in Examining the Estimates of Expenditure 2017-18 (Question Serial No. 3593, Reply Serial No. EDB 511).

 

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