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Secondary Education


 
School year
 
 
2013/14
 
2014/15
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 
2017/18
 
2018/19#
 

No. of Schools                        
  • Local
485
  479   476  
475
 
473
 
472
 
  • ESF & other private international
29
  30   30  
31
 
33
 
34
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
514
  509   506  
506
 
506
  506  
                         
Student Enrolment(1)(2)                        
  • S1-S3
187 631
  180 153  
170 113
 
164 955
 
164 366
 
167 380
 
  • S4-S6
205 655
  190 842  
180 286
 
170 934
 
 164 090
  155 727  
  • S7
2 059
  2 136    2 210  
2 263
 
2 348
 
2 391
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
395 345
  373 131  
352 609
 
338 152
 
330 804
 
325 498
 
                         
No. of Repeaters(1)
13 540
  12 585  
11 560
 
10 692
 
9 945
 
9 362
 
                         
No. of Newly Admitted Pupils from the Mainland (3)(4)
2 644
  2 663    2 139  
3 832
 
3 804
  2 495  
                         
Average Class Size(3)                        
  • S1-S6
31.0
  29.8  
28.7
 
28.1
 
27.6
 
27.3
 
                         
No. of Secondary School Teachers(1)                        
  • Degree
29 083
  29 007  
28 735
 
28 514
 
28 565
  28 675  
  • Non-degree
511
  431  
375
 
339
 
298
   277  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
29 594
  29 438   29 110  
28 853
 
28 863
  28 952  
                         
Percentage of Trained Teachers(3)
96.0%
  96.4%   96.9%  
97.2%
 
96.9%
  96.3%  
                         
Pupil-Teacher Ratio(3)
13.5:1
  12.8:1   12.2:1  
11.8:1
 
11.6:1
  11.3:1  
                         
Wastage Rate of Teachers (%)(3)(5)                        
  • Trained
4.8%
  4.8%   5.0%  
4.8%
 
4.6%
  4.7%  
  • Untrained
16.1%
  14.4%    15.4%  
13.7%
 
14.1%
   12.8%  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Overall
5.4%
  5.2%    5.4%  
5.1%
 
4.9%
  4.9%  

 

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, the English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools and other private international schools.
  (2) The New Senior Secondary academic structure has been implemented fully in 2011/12 school year.  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.
  (3) Figures exclude statistics of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools and other private international schools.
  (4) 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 2018/19 refers to admission during October 2017 to September 2018.
  (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 were serving in a local secondary school as at mid-September of the preceding school year but were no longer serving in any of the schools (irrespective of whether primary or secondary schools) as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
  # All figures related to teachers are provisional figures.
     
     
     

 

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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