SCHOOL TRIVIA: How many students in Philippine schools?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 01 2015 12:55 PM | Updated as of Jun 01 2015 09:05 PM

How many students are expected in public schools today?

Based on the Department of Education's projection, at least 20.6 million students will be in public schools in kindergarten, elementary and high school for school year 2015 to 2016.

This is a slight drop from the 21 million students in public schools in school year 2014 to 2015.  

PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
Increase/ Decrease]
2015-2016 (projected)
KINDER
1,773,505
1,865,807
1,812,960
-2.83%
1,847,406
ELEMENTARY
13,259,489
13,245,848
13,301,248
0.14%
12,833,717
SECONDARY
5,641,898
5,769,136
5,928,042
2.63%
5,982,095
TOTAL
20,674,892
20,880,791
21,042,250
 
20,663,218

With respect to private schools, there were 2.9 million students in school year 2014-2015. No projection was given for school year 2015 to 2016.  

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
 
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
KINDER
428,981
419,647
397,611
ELEMENTARY
1,216,692
1,202,921
1,180,378
SECONDARY
1,408,347
1,397,914
1,353,320
TOTAL
3,054,020
3,020,482
2,931,309