Our performance

Our performance


A map of Western Australia showing our 8 education regions with the number of public schools and students in each. These numbers can be found in Table A8.

Providing public education

We provide high quality education to all students in all learning environments. We are committed to all students achieving their best and being lifelong learners who contribute actively to their communities and society.

In Semester 1, 2023, there were 322,294 students in Kindergarten to Year 12 across 830 public schools statewide. This was 3,962 more students than in Semester 1, 2022. Public school market share was 66.5% in 2023 (66.8% in 2022). Enrolment and school information is in Appendix 1.

In 2022–23, we were the largest public sector employer in the state, with 43,320 full‑time equivalent staff. Most of our staff (96.1%) were employed in public schools.