Adequate Availability for Incoming High School Students
The city’s Education Bureau told parents and students that they don’t need to worry about the rumors of a shortage of places in high schools. There are 57,000 high school slots available in Shenzhen this year and about 56,900 have been applied for.
Parents were worried when reports of limited spaces at the city’s regular high schools, and that students that did not do well in the entrance examinations can only enter technical high schools. If a student can’t go to high school they might have difficulty entering university.
The city’s public high schools are offering 28,000 seats, which is more than fifty percent of this year’s junior 3 students. Private high schools are offering more than 10,000 seats. This means that around 70 percent of children will get their chance to get a seat in a regular high school.
Public regular high schools have increased to 6,500 seats total this year. 9,000 new places will be offered next year. By the year 2015 the city will be adding a total of 25,000 places in public high schools.